Thanks for the welcome Bev. I've been following KAS for a while, hoping to actually start making squares soon. (I am currently knitting a blanket for SANDS that I want to finish first!) A lively 4 year old means I don't get to concentrate on patterns etc so easy knits I can do without thinking too much, or while on the phone to my mum, are perfect. I also have quite a yarn stash of odd balls to clear. So good to hear that "PJs" are welcome as that's what I'll be doing! May take a while to build up a decent parcel, but I'll get there!
Thank you for the warm welcome! I'm planning an event for my graduate school class to make squares to send to Knit a Square and we're opening up to all skill levels and I had a couple questions about the process and some of the details, which I posted on a discussion board, but I figured I would ask you directly as well.
- The instruction page says that we need light yarn, however the pictures seem to have medium yarn and it even suggests to double up on thin yarn. How strict is the yarn size? Is it okay to have thicker yarn for 35 squares so that it's consistent for one blanket?
- The page also requires certain sized crochet hooks and knitting needles. How strict are these sizes? Specifically for the crochet hooks, it calls for 4.5mm (which is not common or easily found in the US where I am) or US 7 sized hook, which is confusing because the US sizes are in letters here. Is it okay to go with a 4.25 mm or 5mm sized hook?
Thanks very much for all that - and I thought I’d had a fairly good look around the website!! I am very new to forums, threads and the like as I don’t do social media generally. I will be having a better look around. Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming and I’m really enjoying knitting squares. I started knitting dish cloths a couple of months ago when I had to keep my knee rested after falling and twisting it badly. We have lots of cloths now and my technique seems to have improved enough for me to try blanket squares. Some of the dish cloth patterns are good so will be using them too. Bye for now. Sue
I am informed that Norfolk has one of the biggest knitting clubs in the country. Hence why I find many different knitted toys there. I am like you I have several bags of stuffing but have only managed to make the simple bears & the Crazy kitten. Everything else is too fiddly. At the moment I am on a spell of hats & hand warmers.
Thank you so much for the lovely welcome and the helpful information! As a complete beginner, I am very happy to hear about the value of "PJ's" :) I cannot wait to get started and will definitely post photos as I go.
Thank you for the very warm welcome, Bev. I’m not sure if I’m commenting in the right place, but here goes...
I’ve only completed 8 squares so far. However, I have a lot of leftover yarn in my stash, and this seems like the perfect way to use it for a very worthy cause. I also have about 30+ smaller squares left over from various afghans, so I’m adding more rows around to make them 8 inches. I’ve read the postal requirements, so I think I’m set on that.
I really love seeing all the pictures of the children wrapped in the blankets and holding their toys. Honestly, it brought tears to my eyes to see such joy in their faces.
Thank you for welcoming an intruder who doesn't know anything about knitting. I joined you to teach you all French and to keep an eye on Valerie and control the amount of skeins of yarn that have invaded the house. Democracy has its limits.m
I think I am on the right track. I’ve sent the picture by email to the forum as I am not sure how to attach it here. They are made up of leftover yarn (double thickness). I am anxious to mail out my first batch!
Thanks for the 'welcoming' email. I live fairly close to the drop-off point in Randburg so will hand deliver the squares. Only just discovered theKAS 'themes' but have a few already knitted that would fit .. I'll get stuck in to reach the 35 square target! :) I must admit I am having a great deal of fun and pleasure knitting these squares.
Thank you very much for your email. I just want to make sure you accept any squares as I have already made quite a few before receiving this email. I was also wondering how many squares would be best to mail at one time.