"Hi Kathy, If you can't wait to get the book Caroline recommended, you could try the sock patterns at www.lionbrand.com. You need to register to access the patterns but it's free and well worth doing so. There's also…"
"I am using size five (by Canadian measurement, I don't know where you are so you may need a conversion chart for that,) and I am knitting my squares on an angle - so from corner to corner - so that I never have to count any stitches. its the…"
"a family friend taught me to knit when I was about five years old, but I never really took to it. I taught myself all over again when I was 17, knitting baby hats for a charity called 'caps to the capital,' then I moved from one charity to…"
"Absolutely send them in - the ladies in SA are doing everytihng in their power to use each and every square that come their way. If you are still unsure about your squares, consider if you could turn them into something else. I had some squares that…"
"Hi Kathy, well you have already been well and truly welcomed! Just thought I would add a bit more:
Please join our July Challenge - keep a newborn warm, making blankets for abandoned babies. And also our July competition to win the beautiful book,…"
"Hi Kathy - welcome its great to have you on board. Please send them as Ronda is receiving odd batches of different sizes and the SCC ladies are getting adept at bundling like sizes with like sizes. It is just easier for them overall if going forward…"
"Oh DK's great stuff. Some people are using double strands for some garments and hats. Personal choice I think, there's discussions around KAS about yarn weights.
My mum was a keen knitter too. She learnt when 15 and sitting on the bus…"
"Most of us are using acrylic yarns at the moment. Some have made baby hats in fingering weight, even the baby blanket squares in finer weight yarns. I've done squares in everything from sport to worsted to bulky. Many people are using the DK…"
"Im hoping to start knitting for Knit A Square!! It looks like a great cause!!
Bit worried though because I havent any kniiting for ages!!!!
For KAS do you just knit squares and send them to S Africa then they are made into blankets there???"
Hi Kathy, well you have already been well and truly welcomed! Just thought I would add a bit more:
Please join our July Challenge - keep a newborn warm, making blankets for abandoned babies. And also our July competition to win the beautiful book, The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques. You can find the details in the main forum.
Did you receive e-zine no 11? If not you can view it here.
"CreateCare Global has set itself two tasks. The first is physical: to bring hope, support and comfort to children for whom poverty and loss are everyday tormentors. The second, and in our view equally important, is to spread the message to the world."
Our thanks to CreateCare Global for supporting the Square Circle Forum and helping to spread the wonderful work that KAS does.