Named after the beloved Peanuts character, Project Linus was founded in the 1990s when the arrival of the internet allowed charitable knitters to begin organising themselves into groups. Project Linus UK aims to provide a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised babies, children and teenagers through homemade patchwork quilts and knitted blankets, and give volunteers across the UK the opportunity to contribute to their local community. Around 3,500 quilts and blankets are delivered each month, and they are always in need of more to be made – that’s where your knitting skills come in handy! Visit Project Linus’ FAQs page for more information about the sizes and what’s in demand in your area. There’s also a page containing the basic guidelines for knitting blankets that outlines the best colours and yarns, and contains some basic patterns.
Before you start to knit a blanket for Project Linus please contact your Area Coordinator to ensure that the Co-ordinator has an outlet for the blankets. All the Coordinators details can be found on the website here.