Pett on the Knit  – Update – September 2022

Pett on the Knit  – September 2022

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You’re not going to like me saying this but: Autumn is rolling in, the evenings will soon get darker earlier, and you’ll need something to do while watching the telly.  So why not pick up those knitting needles, come to me if you need some wool, and start knitting for Knit for Peace………

Knit for Peace accepts anything knitted with love: baby clothes, knitted toys, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, together with the blankets which we have been making this year, which are then distributed to those in need in deserving countries at home and abroad. This year it is going to be a cold, long winter for many families in the UK unable to afford heat and light and needing to visit foodbanks– which our brilliant Pett WI helps to support with its WICAID scheme –  in order to eat. So warm items of knitted clothing are going to be in demand.

If you are not a confident knitter the squares which make up the blankets are really easy. The dimensions and pattern are below. Squares should measure 12.5cms (5 inches) square, be made of synthetic DK wool, and knitted on No 4mm (old fashioned No 8) needles.

Blanket Square Pattern: (knit diagonally)

Cast on 1 stitch.

Row 1: kf&b (2 stitches)

Row 2: K1, kf&b (3 stitches)

Row 3: K1, kf&b, k1 (4 stitches)

Row 4: K1, kf&b, k2 (5 stitches)

Row 5: K1, kf&b, k3 (6 stitches)

Row 6: K1, *K1, kf&b, knit to end of row*

Repeat the 6th Row from * to * until side of the square measures 12.5 cms or 5 ins exactly.

Begin to decrease.

Next Row: K1, k2tog, knit to end of row.

Repeat this row until 2 stitches remain.

Next Row: K 2 together.

Tidy up wool ends by sewing into square.

Abbreviations: K = Knit, Kf&b = knit into the front and back of the same stitch, K2tog= knit two stitches together.

If you need any wool, let me know. I’m not in need of any donations of wool at the moment but if you have any squares or items to donate please bring them to the Coffee Mornings, or to me at 2 Brambletye, Pett Road, near the Methodist Church.  I can always come and collect – any questions please contact me on 07977 100 296 or or