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Top 14 charity knitters

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When MP Brooks Newmark told charities they should "stick to their knitting" this week there was only going to be one thing he was going to get - a woolly reception!

His words may have been deemed 'ignorant' and 'insulting' but the sector has reacted in the typically creative style it is renowned for and sent the civic society minister a number of witty retorts on Twitter using #stickingtomyknitting

1. Ruby


​I always make time to pack up my typewriter and get on with some real work

3. Eliot Stark

Introducing the new social justice superhero Knittingman!

4. Helen True

I hope the bus has Wifi

5. Ian Noon

Cats (and policy officers) like Felix, like knitting

6. Talat Yaqoob

Maybe we need a knitters anonymous charity?

7. Charlotte Bray

Got to keep the circulation going for writing proposals

8. Judie Holliday

You can’t knit online? This needs to be sorted. #knittingexclusion​

9. David Lyons

Brooks might want to borrow this to use as a gag

10. Cahonas Scotland

​This could get itchy

11. Joanne MacInnes

Maybe donors should be donating knitting patterns​

12. Iona Community

Knitting is God’s work ​

13. Kerrie Anne Boyle

To be fair a scarf is an important part of a child’s future​

14. Paul Cardwell

​I always make time to pack up my typewriter and get on with some real work