Mid Autumn Update

Welcome to our Mid-Autumn journal entry!

With the seasons changing, October has been a busy month for Charl: We are very excited to be featured in both Red Magazine and Country Living magazine’s November Issues

We had planned to do a lot of pop events this autumn as this is our debut Autumn season, but due to the current climate many of these events have gone on-line. This has actually proven to be a really interesting and fun change of plan as it has meant that the events will be able to reach a much wider audience – geographically and also to invite speakers and experts from around the world to host talks and discussions on their platforms. We do still have a few “real life” events planned nearer to home in Warwickshire which I am keeping my fingers crossed will be able to take place, but please do check in with me on Social Media for up-dates as things may change quickly!

Here’s a round-up of the first three:



On Saturday 31st October I will be doing my first “real life” fair! Come and see me to have a quick chat about the collection; where it comes from and what it’s made of and to feel and try on the knits for yourselves! There will be some exclusive additions to the collection, not currently available on-line and some beautiful Christmas present gift sets… 

The Autumn Arts and crafts Fair will be situated in the outdoor farmyard of East Chase Farm, which  is a beautiful farm on the outskirts of Kenilworth, surrounded by fields of sheep and horses. There will be a selection of Artisans and Artists showing their work along with a coffee man and cakes and bakes! Fingers’ crossed for dry weather and no change in restrictions!


This fab on-line event will be taking place on 7th and 8th November and offers a complete line-up of talks, workshops, podcasts, music and not least an ethical market where we will have a virtual stand complete with a meet the maker film of me taking you through the collection!

This event is by ticket purchase and costs £7.50 which will give you entry to all events http://www.pebblefuturefest.com/ (there will be 4 stages on both days!) plus the offer codes to all brand taking part in the Ethical Market. Charl Knitwear will be offering 10% off plus free delivery and returns so that you can try your purchases on at home to see how they fit.

The line-up is honestly brilliant with talks on all elements of sustainable living; from inspirational talks and podcasts to cookalongs, mendalongs and a virtual pub! It promises to be a really positive event giving us all hope for a greener future. My fav pics so far are:

  • Lily Cole in conversation with Pebble Magazine’s founder, Georgina Wilson-Powell
  • How To Tackle Everyday Eco Dilemmas (And Not Get Overwhelmed) WORKSHOP
  • How To Patch Your Jeans MENDALONG WORKSHOP
  • Wardrobe Crisis. Chart-topping sustainable fashion podcast features fashion designers, industry insiders, ethical fashion activists, models, scientists, and environmentalists. 
  • DIY Skincare WORKSHOP / Ourselves DIY Skincare workshop with foraging and plant experts, Hackney Herbal.
  • Who Will Make Our Clothes Carbon Neutral PANEL DISCUSSION
  •  MyhouseTreehouse DJs Turn on, tune in and plant trees! The MyhouseYourhouse radio collective take to the FutureFest Tree House, presenting a day-full of world music, and laid back yacht rock, soul, hip-hop with stacks of balearic vibes. For every 100 viewers, pebble and Treedom will plant a tree in the pebble forest in Kenya. Visit MyhouseYourhouse


This event is a pop up Christmas Market which you can register for, free of charge on the Country Living Face Book Page. Once registered you will be sent the on-line directory of artisans and small business who will be selling at the event together with their exclusive discount codes. Charl Knitwear will be listed in the “Fashion & Clothing” section where we will be offering a 15% discount on all products with offer code “charl@home20”. The Market will be openfrom midday on Friday 6th November to midnight on Sunday 8th November.

In addition to the artisan market, Country Living will be hosting “Celebrate Christmas at Home” an on-line live event on their FaceBook page – to discover what’s on please register in the link below, the full listings haven’t been posted yet but I have already earmarked the festive master class on how to make a Christmas wreath as I know it will get me in the mood!


The Country Living Facebook page, will also be hosting the ‘Celebrate Christmas At Home with Country Living’ event, which is running over the same weekend as the Pop-Up Market. The event will offer our popular mix of inspiring talks and expert workshops and demonstrations.

Click the link below to register your interest; in order to receive notifications, click ‘Going’ on the event page. The full programme will be posted in the Facebook event nearer the time, and will also be published in the online Event Guide which will be sent out to shoppers on Monday 26th October.

Visit the Country Living Facebook page to view the event and register for the Fair (link below).


So, as you can see things are getting busy! I hope you will join me at some of these events, whether at home snuggled up with a cuppa, or out and about wrapped up warm. Let me know so that I can look out for you and do email or direct message me on Facebook or Instagram if you have any questions or need any help signing up to any of them. 

See you there!

Frankie X

Hawick, Scottish Borders, UK. 24th November 2018. Sheep gather at Stouslie near Hawick on a bright, if a little foggy morning in the Scottish Borders
British sheep. Image courtesy of British Wool.