Who we are

The Premmie Knitting Club (PKC) is a tribe of knitters from across New Zealand and Australia, knitting for premature babies in the NICU. We welcome sharing of patterns, ideas and asking questions so please feel free to do so on social media and via email.

Anyone can join PKC, sign up to the mailing list, join the Facebook group and follow PKC on Instagram. The club is coordinated by Courtney Bennett with a huge amount of help from her mum Michelle and a few other special people.

Courtney's story

Courtney was born premature nearly 30 years ago and spent the first four months of her life in the NICU at National Womens Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Her parents made sure that she understood from a young age how life changing the support of the Doctors, Nurses and Support Staff are for preemies and their families.

Ever since she was young, she’s always wanted to give back and help the NICU since they helped her family and her so much. 

She started her first knitting appeal in 2016 and realized there was a tribe of amazing people out there willing to help... family, friends, friends of friends, colleagues and even people she had never met but who love to knit, some wanted a cause to knit for, while others had a personal connection to the NICU.

In 2018, PKC collected well over 2,500 knits for NICU’s in NZ and Australia! It was truly amazing and overwhelming and more successful than Courtney could have ever imagined. We received media coverage on Newshub which really helped to spread the message and drive some amazing support from people across the country and world! Knits came from Spain, Scotland and the UK! In 2019 to Courtney’s surprise, PKC collected even more knits for the NICU, we donated thousands and continued to evolve the PKC community! Bring on 2020!

Courtney is so grateful for the support and loves hearing all the stories about other people's personal connections to the NICU so  please get in touch if you have a question or you’d like more information.

About Courtney

Courtney is a preemie born in 1990, she works in Marketing and Communications for a large Professional Services Firm in Sydney, Australia with her husband David and enjoys having a million little projects on the go at once.