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Comment by Amy on June 25, 2019 at 2:57am

The June issue of Snippets is filled with great information.
 
We have a touching letter from one of our partners, Mama Ntombi's Community Projects (MNCP), that is a must read.
Check it all out on the Forum:
Comment by Andrea Palmatier on June 23, 2019 at 2:54am

That’s awesome! Thank you for sharing that, Amy. 

Comment by Amy on June 23, 2019 at 12:58am

Here is an article that recently ran in the UK.

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Comment by Amy on May 28, 2019 at 3:30am

Please check out this months issue of KAS SNIPPETS.  It is filled with so much colorful information

Just use this link to read all about KAS for the month of May.      http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-may-2019.

Comment by Anne Powell on April 2, 2019 at 3:46am

Hi Everyone.
Have you seen our new KASPuzzles yet? They have had 109 'views' so far, but we don't know if anyone is trying them because we have had no feedback. If you do try a puzzle, would you please let us know in the current "Snippets" discussion. Are the puzzles too hard?, too easy?,not you favourite kind of puzzles? We are working on Crosswords, word searches and other puzzles too, but we'd really like to know what your favourites are. Thanks.

Comment by Amy on March 26, 2019 at 1:53am

The KAS Snippets for March is now up: http://square-circle-forum.ning.com/forum/topics/kas-snippets-march...

This issue is filled with so much information and color. 

Comment by Laura Allen on March 4, 2019 at 7:57pm

Any members from Bellingham Washington area?

Comment by Helen M. Flagg on March 3, 2019 at 4:02pm

Caroline, I use 9 or 10 needles for bulky but it depends on how loosely or tight you knit to make 8".  Size 8 should work for weight 4. Play with the yarn and with "warm" stitches and see what you like. 
Good luck!

Comment by Caroline Evans on March 3, 2019 at 12:17pm

Thank you so much for your responses, ladies!  I've been going off the pattern on the Knit a square website to gather my stuff.  would you mind looking at it:

http://knit-a-square.com/basic-square-knitting-pattern-instructions/

and it said worsted weight and when I googled that it said that would be a weight 4--is that correct or no?  So I bought these weight 4 and the directions said to use an 8 needle.  I just want to make sure I have the right stuff but if I don't I can still go back and exchange things.  Thank you Helen, I will look up that yarn.  Can I use 8 needles?  Thank you Andrea, I'll knit up a square and see how it feels.  

Comment by Andrea Palmatier on March 3, 2019 at 5:26am

Worsted weight is akin to double knit in the UK.

I think it all depends on how you knit. I only use worsted weight yarn and I know there are other members who do as well. If you are a loose knitter, perhaps a chunky yarn would be better. Also, I find that bamboo is plenty warm, although cool to the touch. It is definitely more expensive so it's best to stick to the acrylic yarns.

I say try the worsted weight because that is what you have on hand. If you find your squares aren't warm enough (which is unlikely because acrylic is always warm), then you can also purchase some chunky yarn to see if that makes a difference.

Think of it this way: these children have essentially no way of keeping themselves warm. Make a square and place it on your leg. If it gets warm, it will do the job!

 

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