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Yarn weight for hand warmers

Started this discussion. Last reply by Claire Leeson Apr 5, 2014. 7 Replies

Could someone tell me if the pattern for the hand warmers is for two strands of yarn or just one.  I usually use two strands of double knit for making squares on 6mm needles, but am worried that one…Continue

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Claire Leeson replied to Amy's discussion ATHELE ON THE ROAD TO BENDE MUTALE MAY 2019
"Wow what an amazing trip, with so many deserving children.  It makes the heart sing to think even one square of mine might make a difference. Thank you so much for the wonderful report Amy."
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At 11:52pm on September 24, 2013, P. Jeanne Haessler said…

Welcome to Knit A Square from the middle of Canada! Sorry I’m a bit late with this, my health’s not been brilliant lately.  Am I ever brilliant? Ahem, I’m here and sincere now.  Greetings!  Please feel free to visit Discussions or join Groups to talk about things or go to Photos to see what some members are up to.  These are in a line on top of the page, just click on them.  As for the photos, talk about yarn artistry! Try not to be intimidated, I’m a plain square person myself but it’s lovely to view the more artsy squares.  KAS is a very positive group and all these squares and sweaters and hats etc. go to help the poorest of the poor, the South African AIDS/HIV orphans who are parent-less and being cared for by many good and kind folk in often desperate surroundings.  Our crocheted, knitted and sewn items can help give a child hope for the future because they are not forgotten, plus  warmth and a smile and often a toy to cuddle.  Glad you’re with us!

At 8:50am on September 23, 2013, Linda Maltby said…

Hello Claire, so glad you have joined us. Keeping the children in South Africa warm has brought together a world-wide group of caring knitters and crocheters. 

Looking for patterns?  Check the KAS Pattern Book for garments and squares for the children.  We are focusing on children aged 3-9 years old. 

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As always, making the basic square is a wonderful way to relax and still help the children.  Plain Janes, as they are affectionately called, are the backbone of KAS.  Since a blanket is created with 35 squares sent by people around the world, squares are needed all the time.

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