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We're sending you this exclusive S&B London newflash to invite you to enter a quite frankly freaking fantastic competition, and to announce the release of some bits of exclusive kit you'll be clamouring to get your filthy knitting paws on.
Fifteen is Jamie Oliver's flagship restaurant in London's Shoreditch. It's the place where every year 15 disadvantaged young whipersnappers are shoved into the kitchen and turned into apprentice chefs, which changes their lives in all sorts of lovely ways. Their four restaurants around the world are also part of a mission to inspire global entrepreneurship in young people, as well as teaching them to rustle up some wicked grub.
What's all that got to do with knitting and what can I win? We hear you ask. Well...
Introducing the fabulous Fifteen Knitting Kits!
The usual journey from field to fork has taken on a different twist at Fifteen. The flagship restaurant in London is launching a limited edition knitting kit just in time for Christmas.
What's so special? What’s unusual about the knitting kit is the yarn. It is a blend that features the finest wool from the restaurant’s Welsh lamb supplier Elwy Valley. It’s the first time Elwy Valley’s cross-bred lambswool has been used in this way and the idea came about after a discussion between Fifteen’s marketing manager, Angela Morris, and Daphne Tilley of Elwy Valley.
Ooo. Tell me more. Angela explains: “Elwy Valley are a long standing supplier to Fifteen, our apprentice chefs visit every year to understand more about the husbandry and supply of lamb. It’s always a highlight. This is a novel way of bringing this connection to life which will also give people the chance to have a go at knitting too. Whether you are a novice or experienced knitter you should find the patterns of interest."
And the knitting and Fifteen link is? “Fifteen is all about passing on new skills and experiences to our apprentices, staff and customers. We like to inspire people to realise their own potential whilst having some fun at the same time.”
The Limited Edition Fifteen Knitting Kit includes:
- Sustainable wooden needles
- Patterns to create your own scarf, beanie, tea/coffee cosy and egg cosy
- Three balls of very lovely lambs wool
It is available in two colourways: pink and grey or brown and purple
Nice stuff to know: The wool is Elwy Valley crossbred lamb, blended with Manx and Hebridean wool to make the beige and grey respectively. The pink and purple dyes are organically accredited dyes.
Kits are priced at £23.00 online at their shop www.fifteen.net.
All profits go to The Fifteen Foundation (charity no.1094536), the charity that owns our flagship restaurant in London and which pays for the unique apprenticeship scheme.