Pett on the Knit – September 2022

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

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Grateful thanks to the family of the late Eve Darnell, who lived in Pannell Lane. They arrived on my doorstep with two bin bags full of beautifully knitted items to be sent to Knit for Peace. Scarves, jumpers of all sizes, cushions, all knitted using intricate patterns and of the highest quality. They will be winging their way to Knit for Peace shortly.

Knit for Peace accepts anything knitted with love: baby clothes, knitted toys, hats, scarves, gloves, socks, together with the blankets which are then distributed to those in need in deserving countries at home and abroad. The rising cost of living in the UK, including fuel prices, will add to the stress of lower income families. I like to think that Eve’s scarves and jumpers will be put to good use to keep the recipients warm.

The latest box of goodies cost over £15 to be couriered to London. If you don’t knit, but would like to help in another way, a donation for postage is always welcome.

The dimensions and pattern for the squares are repeated 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

 

 

 

 

Pett on the Knit – November 2021

Willing volunteers have already started on the squares to make the blankets needed by Knit for Peace for the Afghan refugees , which I mentioned in the October issue.  We calculated we need 288 squares to make the largest blanket so please knit furiously! Crochet squares are also welcome but, if possible, please make them in the same diamond shape as the knitted ones. This gives more stability to the finished items.

If you don’t want to make squares, that’s fine, Knit for Peace also needs mitts and socks in all sizes, cardigans/jumpers and knitted toys for babies and children.

If you can’t knit or crochet don’t worry, but it would be great if you could donate some wool. Double Knitting synthetic wool in any colour will be gratefully received. I’ve been told Aldi have some good deals at the moment and so does Rye Market.  Please bring the wool 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

The dimensions and pattern for the squares are repeated below. The size is slightly smaller than the ones we made last winter, so should be completed more quickly! Jenny Crisford has kindly offered to crochet them together to make the specific size of blankets required. 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,

 

 

 

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