DARE TO SQUARE
With over 120 blankets either completed or in production, The Framework Knitters Company and the residents of their Cottage Homes are pushing forward with their ‘Knit for Community’ project. Already impressed by the support they have received from the readers of Let’s Knit, they are asking you to transform your vibrant DK yarns into squares. The squares will be turned into blankets with assistance from the Framework Knitters Museum in Nottingham, which will then be distributed amongst Action Homeless in Leicester, Meadows Hope food bank in Nottingham, GlassDoor in London, Small Acts of Kindness in Watford and Smart Move in Calderdale. For more information and the specific square pattern, contact Liz Green via firstname.lastname@example.org
PICK YOUR PROJECT
Project Linus UK is run by a team of volunteer coordinators who distribute quilts and blankets to their local hospitals, children’s hospices, women’s refuges, foster carers and bereavement services, along with a number of other organisations where support is provided. Visit projectlinusuk.org.uk to find a selection of knitting patterns that you can follow. From hats for premature babies to bright blankets designed with teenagers in mind, there is a range of projects for you to choose from. Before picking up your needles, be sure to identify and contact the coordinator in your area, so that you can find out which knits are currently in demand.
If you would like to pay tribute to the classic Christmas carol and show your support for The Donkey Sanctuary. Why not knit Woolley and his adorable knitted friends? Or, if you are yearning for a crochet project, you could always make an adorable Neddy toy. Another option, for knitters who know their way around a sewing machine, is to make a felt donkey that could then be filled with cloves or cinnamon for that special festive fragrance. The finished donkeys can then be sold to raise funds for the sanctuary. For more information and to access the patterns, visit thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk
YOUR CHARITY KNITS
Let’s see what the kind-hearted members of Let’s Knit Together have been busy making for charity
I do a lot of charity knitting and I’ve just finished these hats for local homeless women. Lots do men’s colours but I was asked to do feminine ones.
These are some of the items I have knitted since the beginning of the first lockdown, for a Prem Baby Charity that I joined in around December last year.