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bookdreamer Sat 03-Mar-18 14:12:35

I’m looking for something to,knit. I have some wool. I don’t want to knit anything big. Does anyone know of any squares that any charities or hospitals need? Thanks

Oopsadaisy12 Sat 03-Mar-18 14:28:13

Knit some 8 inch squares and make a blanket, ready for our next Big Freeze.

J52 Sat 03-Mar-18 14:37:44

Look on line and see it your local hospital needs small baby blankets for the premature babies.

wildswan16 Sat 03-Mar-18 14:46:39

Oopsadaisy12 Sat 03-Mar-18 14:54:04

Bliss have free downloadable patterns for premature babies for donation to maternity hospitals in the UK

Greenfinch Sat 03-Mar-18 15:24:34

I don't know where you live but Alton Methodist Church in Hampshire knit blankets for refugees.They collect 6 inch squares which someone stitches together. Have a look at their website.They call themselves Knitters Anonymous.

Nonnie Sat 03-Mar-18 15:36:56

Look up your local yarnbombing group, they are often a lot of fun.

Jalima1108 Sat 03-Mar-18 15:42:47

I have pmd you with an address which could be useful bookdreamer

Nelliemoser Sat 03-Mar-18 17:01:58

Help Needed Please. I am in a dreadful muddle with A King Cole pattern . This is in theory as simple cardigan front.
This is what I am up against the complete gobble de gook in the pattern. I can manage the Raglan but I cannot visualise the instructions from the FrontEdge
down from the

I am sorry this is such small print. You will have to see the Raglan instructions first and toggle between the two pictures but it is the Front Edge details where I have completely lost the plot.
Many thanks for any one who can solve this .

Jalima1108 Sat 03-Mar-18 17:45:06

Well, I thought I had it and typed it out but no!

So I drew a zig zag pattern upwards and wrote k, p on each line and decrease where indicated which may be the best way to do it but I can't do it on here.

However, carry on decreasing the raglan as before in every knit row but I think you will have to use a row counter to decrease on the front edge as follows:

Row one (Next Row in instructions) knit and decrease at front and raglan
Row two (Next Row in instructions): Purl
Row three: knit and decrease at raglan
Row four: Purl
Row five: knit and decrease at raglan
Row six: Purl and decrease at front (end of row)
Row seven: Knit and decrease at raglan
Row eight: Purl
Row nine: Knit and decrease at raglan
Row ten: Purl
Row eleven: Knit and decrease at front and raglan

Then continue, decreasing at raglan on every other row and decreasing at front edge on every fifth row.
Every other time the decrease on the front edge will be on a purl row.

If you include the first two instruction rows, that will be 32 rows altogether.

I think that's right, perhaps someone else may work it out differently

GranEd Sat 03-Mar-18 18:19:10

Following on from where it says work 30 rows-
Row 1. knit to last 4 stitches k2 tog. k2
Row 2. Purl
Row 3 knit to last4 stitches k2 tog k2
Row 4 purl to last 2 stitches p2 tog.
Row5 knit to last 4 stitches k2tog. k2
Row 6 purl
Row 7 knit to last 4stitches k2 tog. k2
Row8. Purl
Row 9 k2tog. Knit to last 4 k2 tog. k2
Row 10 purl
Row 11 knit to last 4 k2 tog. K2
Row 12. Purl
Row 13 knit to last 4 k2 tog.k2
Row 14 purl tolast 2 stitches p2tog
Row 15 knit to last 4 stitchesk2tog. k2
Row16 purl
Row 17 knit to last4 k2tog.k2
Row 18 purl
Row 19 k2tog knit to last 4 k2tog.k2
Row 20 purl
Row21 knit to last 4 knit2tog.k2
Row22 purl
Row 23 knit to last 4 k2tog.k2
Row 24 purl to last 2 stitches p2tog.
Row 25 knit to last 4 stitches k2 tog.k2
Row 26. Purl
Row 27knit to last 4 stitches k2tog.k2
Row 28 purl
Row 29 k3tog k2
Row 30purl

I think I got it right Nelliemoser, ?

Hope it helps.

Nanabilly Sat 03-Mar-18 18:21:20

Nelliemoser when I'm working on a pattern like that I write it all down row by row and cross it off as I do each one otherwise i get in a complete muddle.
Maybe doing that will help you or is it the abbreviations you don't understand?

Nanabilly Sat 03-Mar-18 18:22:00

Yes just like that

GranEd Sat 03-Mar-18 18:24:41

Oops took me so long to write it out that I hadn’t realised that Jalima had already explained it!

GranEd Sat 03-Mar-18 18:27:02

......and Nanabilly. grin

jacq10 Sat 03-Mar-18 18:54:23

I have to cross off my patterns so always photocopy the original and work on the copy. I am just trying to get my confidence back with knitting as I hadn't done any for years. I have just finished a chunky fisherman's rib jumper for DGS but really struggled with it. Back in the day I used to do Arans and Icelandic jumpers no problem but really struggle with my concentration now.

Liz46 Sat 03-Mar-18 19:11:24

bookdreamer. I am knitting cannula sleeves to give to hospitals. If a person with dementia has a cannula inserted in their arm, they tend to pull it out. A sleeve with texture and colour distracts them from that. If you are on facebook, go to 'handmade for dementia north west and uk'. There is a lady called Sharon who organises it and she received an award on BBC just before Christmas. There are quite strict instructions for safety reasons.

Jalima1108 Sat 03-Mar-18 19:16:05

But your instructions are more complete than mine GranEd grin

Well done

Nonnie Sun 04-Mar-18 11:37:58

Just seen on Facebook a piece about Trauma Teddies so Googled it and found this page with lots of ideas for charity knitting:

Lots of great ideas for using up all my oddments.

Why doesn't my link work, I've done the double [?

Jalima1108 Sun 04-Mar-18 11:46:46

Especially useful when the DGC will no longer wear the labours of our love Nonnie

Thank you

Stansgran Sun 04-Mar-18 12:36:36

You can knit woolly hats for merchant seamen

Nelliemoser Sun 04-Mar-18 14:22:56

Jalima and GrandEd flowers wine and many thanks.
I think I had done one of these in the distant past .

Thank you so much I have printed these off now and saved the file. So I can more easily work out how to do my own if needed by producing a working template.

Jalima1108 Sun 04-Mar-18 14:28:23

I hope it works out!

If it doesn't ....... hmm