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Footballers, tennis players, rockstars and fashion desingers all break out the knitting needles.

Whoever said knitting is just something your granny does missed out on yesterday's big knit press launch where a crack team of sport stars, fashion designers, rock stars and veteran knitters got stuck into some knitting to help support this years innocent Big Knit and Age Action Ireland.

We'd like to give a massive innocent smoothies thanks to everybody who took the time to get involved and do a little knitting.

We'll let the photos do the talking...

Aidan Price, Keith Buckley and Barry Murphy from Bohemians FC kindly gave their support to this years innocent big knit.

Aidan, Keith & Barry

Up and coming Irish fashion designer Heidi Higgins also came along and brought some exquisite hats she knitted earlier using beautiful yarns from her Autumn collection. She was joined by Ireland's hottest tennis talent, Conor Niland, who took break from his busy training schedule to do a little knitting.

Conor Niland & Heidi Higgins

Paul, Bernard and Eamon from Irish rock band Royseven, took a break from touring to learn how to knit. Big knit veteran Delo from Age Action Ireland was at hand to give them a crash course.

Delo and Royseven

Mary from Age Action, a knitting legend around these parts, teaches the lads from Bohemians FC how to knit a little hat.

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Heidi Higgins and Delo from Age Action show off some wonderful big knit little hats.

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Barry from Bohemians FC, Paul from Royseven, Heidi Higgins and Conor Niland join Delo from Age Action for a group shot.

Delo with Heidi, Barry, Paul and Conor

To find out more about the innocent Big Knit and to download knitting patterns, take a peak here innocentdrinks.ie/thebigknit