While we wait for evenings to be lighter why not knit some more squares for blankets. We will be saving some for next year’s Get Your Knit On and some will be made into blankets for our charity Merton & Morden Guild.
Size 8 (4mm) needles, 33 stitches of double knit wool – preferably work in garter or moss stitch (not stocking stitch as it curls at the ends) until you have a 6″ square. Wool available to knit and would welcome any donated wool.
A thank you from the Get Your Knit On Team
We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who took part in the Get Your Knit On! project. We received over 2,000 knitted squares from all over the country, and even some from overseas. I think the furthest travelled knitting was from Japan! This enabled us to make around 40 blankets which have now been given to Age UK Lambeth to distribute to vulnerable older people in Lambeth, the borough Southbank Centre is based in. It’s wonderful to be able to help our neighbours in this way, and really heart warming to think that around fifty people contributed to each blanket.
Thank you to each of you for your contribution, if you knitted squares or helped sew up the blankets, you all made a valuable contribution and have helped to keep older people warmer this winter and beyond.
We hope to repeat the project next year and will be in touch nearer the time.
Best wishes, Jessica and Hannah