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At 1:47am on April 14, 2018, Anneke said…

Thank you so much Rebecca. Well, you knit beautiful hats and squares, we all do what we can, crochet is the best technique for me. xo

At 2:39am on April 6, 2018, Susanne Leverton said…

Hi Rachel.  Second attempt to reply...first one failed earlier today.  For my regular squares I cast on 35 stitches for 8 ply yarn using 4 mm needles.  For my diagonals I cast on 2 sritches...knit them, then in every row thereafter I increase 1 stitch at the beginning only of every row, by knitting into the front and back of the first stitch.   Continue til you have 44 stitches. Knit 1 row. Then commence decreasing at the beginning of each row...knit first stitch, slip 2 nd stitch knit 3 rd stitch, then pass the slipped stitch over.  Continue til 2 stitches remain, knit 2 together.    ( ps.... I think there are a lot of neater knitters than me)

At 5:32am on November 6, 2017, Anneke said…

Hi Rachel, thank you so much. It is crochet it is in the KAS "members patterns".  

Here is the link to the pattern:



At 8:46am on April 25, 2017, Anneke said…

Hi Rachel, Louise Tidman has made a blanket in CtC stitch. Maybe you can ask her for advise? Het is the link to her photo of the blanket:


Best wishes


At 1:57am on January 23, 2017, Kathy Chantrell said…

Thanks Rachel, I enjoyed making the squares but so wish my sewing skills were better:))

At 8:45am on February 8, 2016, Diana D said…

Thanks Rachel. It's almost finished. I might add a pom-pom ??

Here is close up of the yarn - pink & lavender -. It's pretty and soft. 

Cheers. / diana


At 8:48am on February 2, 2016, Diana D said…

No yet . I thought it was too small but Christine J. who is guiding me through it, says that looks OK, almost like hers. Here is my hat in progress: 

Best / diana

At 3:46am on February 2, 2016, Diana D said…

Hi Rachel,

I accept with pleasure. / diana

At 6:01am on February 1, 2016, Diana D said…


The twisted rib - k2|p2 + p1 - like my last handwarmers. I started with 60 stitches but it looks small to me. This is my first attempt to make a hat. I think my yarn is not thick enough, but is pink!!

At 2:45am on February 28, 2013, Bev Jeffery said…

Hi Rachel.

Happy Birthday. I hope this day is a special one for you.  :))

At 6:12pm on February 1, 2013, Beth said…

I am a knitter also Rebecca and learned how to crochet over the last 10 years or so. I never took any classes, just self taught with lots of trial and error, but now I enjoy both.  Your knit hats are great.  I like the patterns and yarn you use. 

At 3:51am on January 31, 2013, Beth said…

Hi Rachel, Here's a link for the pattern for the hats I crochet in case you want to give one a try: http://www.basichatpattern.com/2010/10/front-post-double-crochet-hat.html



At 12:18am on January 30, 2013, gillian albrecht said…

your hats are really good :-)

At 1:09pm on January 3, 2013, Angela Boyer said…

Thank you for the welcome!

At 4:41am on June 1, 2012, Heide said…

Hi Rachel,
danke für die Rückmail und deine freudige Überraschung. ich bin erstaunt, wie wenig Deutsche es hier gibt.

Auf KAS bin ich gekommen, weil ich im Internet nach etwas mit Stricken und Charity gesucht habe. Ich stgricke nämlich für mein Leben gerne und habe jetzt etwas mehr Zeit, aber so viel kann man ja gar nicht anziehen, wie man da stricken könnte. Und die Idee, mit meinem Hobby ein wenig Wärme an weniger Glückliche verteilen zu können, hat mich fasziniert.

Bloß das Schicken ist ein Problem. Ich habe jetzt schon so um die 30 Pullöverchen gestrickt (und stricke weiter, das Modell hier aus dem Forum geht sehr leicht von der Hand), und wenn ich mir die Preise von DHL ansehe, wird mir anders. Wieviel Wolle ich alleine für das Geld kaufen könnte!

Vielleicht gibt es ja auch noch andere Transportmöglichkeiten, da möchte ich mich halt gerne schlauer machen.

Also, bis dann mal,


At 6:19am on May 30, 2012, Heide said…

Hallo Rachel,

eine der Wenigen aus Deutschland. Da nehme ich doch gleich die Gelegenheit wahr, dich zu fragen, wie du deine Produkte nach Südafrika bekommst? Ist dir ein kostengünstigerer Weg bekannt als mit DHL?

Freu' mich auf deine Antwort!

Gruß aus Duisburg


At 4:39am on August 9, 2011, Christina B Fisher said…
Hi Rachel,  thanks for the welcome.  I've been through Germany (on my way to Austria) many years ago, but know very little of it!   I have been to Kenya in Africa and have considered going to South Africa, but never actually made it there!
At 3:37am on July 7, 2011, P. Jeanne Haessler said…
Hi hon. I wish it was my hamster! I had several hamsters when a child. My favorites were Priscilla, a white one with red eyes, a real snuggle bunny and Sandy, a light caramel colored one who loved running up inside my blouse sleeves and popping out at my neckline! My cats would loooove it if I had some mobile crunch n' munch for them to "play" with. Yikes. Mind you I did have a geriatric budgie named Princie that the dog and cats wouldn't go near...he ruled the roost and pecked any tender noses or toes that got too close. What a character that bird was. Now, as for the hamster in my picture, I have sometimes felt as chubby as he looks! I hope I'm slimming down some...and I do love petunias but so do the deer here so they're just a fond memory. :) Good to talk to you!
At 2:20pm on September 20, 2010, Heather said…
Hallo Rachel! I took German in high school, but unfortunetly I did not retain much lol its so nice to meet you! Welcome to KAS! :) It is exciting to meet friends my own age on here! :D I just sent out a box to africa about a week ago. My grandma crocheted me a bunch for the cause, and i knit a few. (She's way faster than me hehe)
How is Germany this time of year? I live in north east U.S. and it is starting to cool down and look like fall. In a week or two it will be beautiful :)
So nice to meet you! Talk to you soon!
At 4:36am on September 20, 2010, Amy Walpole said…
Hello Rachel,
I was unable to crochet until recently, then I found some excellent video-clips on “You Tube” website about crochet tuition. I found after watching these for a while, that I had the courage to try it myself, and now, after some practise, am doing my own projects! Maybe you could have a look at the website yourself?
I was running a search-engine about knitting for charity, and found the KAS website. I signed up, and am in the process of making a number of squares to be sent off together, in order to save on postage costs. I like knitting little cardigans for newborns, and have made my niece a few items since her birth two years ago. I enjoy knitting mini garments for members of staff where I work, who all seem to be having babies at the same time! I work in a primary school as a Teaching Assistant, and am currently undertaking a lengthy at-home degree part-time, so as to be able to afford the mortgage! The hours suit me, as I would otherwise struggle to do both.
I'm twenty-seven years old, and live in Kent, about thirty miles from London.
What age of children go to Kindergarten? Is that the same as nursery age?
Happy knitting!


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