- You can break out the orange yarn hiding in your stash because these are knits for kids and kids love bright colours, the funkier the better.
- You know that every garment will end up exactly where it’s intended. The garments won’t be intercepted and sold.
- Although we’re trying to aim for teen sizes and bigger or smaller items will be given to mums, dads, uncles, cousins and baby brothers.
- The collection is running until the end of June so you still have a little under a month to get creative.
There are lots of lovely, free patterns available on www.ravelry.com here are some of the ones I like:-
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/thorpe This one has just gone straight onto my ‘to do’ list. Maybe I can get a couple made up soon?
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/galway-chunky-family-of-hats particularly like the fact that this is knitted in garter stitch
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knit-hat-for-anyone This has been the most popular pattern amongst our knitters and the finish product looks like this.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/camp-out-fingerless-mitts Edwina has made a good few pairs of these
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gradient-mitts These are even quicker to knit up if you make them in the one colour
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/workshelter-hand-warmers These were a previous shop knitalong
Well there are absolutely hundreds of patterns available but for speed and ease a safe and speedy bet is plain garter stitch, great, especially in chunky or super chunky yarn. If garter stitch is too boring what about moss or rib, 2 x 2 rib looks great. Don’t forget you can double or triple your yarn strands and work on bigger needles to speed through your project faster.
If you don’t have the patience to make a scarf what about a neck warmer or a cowl? This is a neck warmer Dina made:
It would be great to collect in as many items as we can. I know my ideas have all been knitted – my crochet leaves a lot to be desired and I wouldn’t know where to begin with a hat in crochet. I’ll have to ask for some help from my crochet friends for pattern suggestions.
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[…] http://knitmidleton.com/2012/06/01/knitting-for-chernobyl-childrens-trust/ Our collection will run until the end of March when the next containers will be traveling to the area, so you’ve plenty of time to get cracking. Items will be accepted in all colours of the rainbow, so break out the stash and use up your leftovers. The residents are both male and female and all are over 18 although they will be slight for their ages. We’ve also been asked to collect any unwanted needles and wool in for the residents some of whom love knitting. If you can’t knit or crochet maybe you could be persuaded to drop off some personal hygiene products like soap, shampoo, etc. which we will also be collecting in (all new and unopened please, with as long a ‘use by’ date on) […]