Please consider making a square or two with your odds and ends. It’s a great way to bust your stash. The squares will be joined to form blankets and given to IHH- Humanitarian Relief Foundation to be taken to Syrian refugees in Turkey. Turkey has seven camps housing more than 13,000 Syrians, seeking to protect refugees from President Bashar al-Assad’s intelligence agents as they flee the violence Turkey has been housing Syrians escaping the violence in tent camps close to the border in Hatay province, where at least 1000 people sought refuge just in the last 24 hrs and has seen an increased influx of Syrians crossing the border in their hundreds every day to flee the violence.
‘Lily’ – Love In the Language of Yarn has been asked to help provide blankets especially for the many children refugees.
It is a lot of fun and immensely satisfying making blankets. It is a good way to use up scraps of wool and different effects can be achieved with colours and by using different stitches. Your gift of a handmade blanket will bring comfort and warmth to Syrian people especially children who continue to suffer from oppression and war. Your lovingly made gift will send a message of concern and hope to these refugees. Your participation is important.!
Knitters Please Help
Can be knitted, Can be crocheted or Can be loomed
FOR ONE 8″/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn
worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles 6 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
Cast on 32 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
Row 1: knit
Row 2: knit. These two rows form the ‘garter’ stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, beascreative as you like. Continue knitting until you have knitted a square
To ensure you square is 8″/20cm either use a tape measure .
Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.but if you’re changing colors work in your other tails. DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE. Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.
Non Knitters can also help by donating yarn or needles.
Once you have your squares ready to send please email me at email@example.com for postal address.
Photo’s obtained from Reuters