April Newsletter 2018

Hello knitters! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Below you can see some knits in the news that had us all egg-cited for the season. We’ll also be hearing from a volunteer at Knit for Peace, a new kit from Sasha Kagan, and we’ll be giving you more information on our holidays. Read on to find out more!
 

 

A Volunteer’s View

When I was first involved I thought that the main benefit of the charity’s work was on getting the warm knitting to the people in need, but I can also now see the huge benefits to the knitters themselves.
Read on at our website

 

Sasha Kagan – The Cats and Dogs Blanket Kit

 

 

The Cats and Dogs blanket has been designed for Knit for Peace by Sasha Kagan. Made up of 20 hand knitted squares (small and portable for knitting on the go) then finished with a crochet border., the iconic cat and dog motifs are knitted in 100% UK ALPACA, grown in the UK and spun in Devon. The blanket measures 117cm by 94cm (46” by 37”). All profits from sales of the kit go to supporting Knit for Peace.

To order the kit, click here
To download the pattern, click here

Knit for Peace holidays

 

Quotes from past holidays: “A very big thank you for organising such enjoyable holiday, I look forward to returning in the near future”   “Lovely, interesting, rewarding, thought provoking”   “Exceeded expectation”   “An amazing experience!”   “People were very friendly and as a single person I felt very comfortable and welcomed”  

Mysore, India
October 16th-29th 2018
Led by Susan Crawford (Booking now)

Mysore, India
January 12th-25th 2019 (Booking now)
Led by Renée Callahan

Each holiday to Mysore includes trips to our supported projects and various other activities, price starting at £2250 per person for a shared double room or £2450 for a single room. This includes a charitable £1000 donation to support Knit for Peace.

Led by Susan Crawford (click here to visit her website) and including trips to the Dasara Festival and projects supported by Knit for Peace and our sister charity, Good Gifts, this holiday isn’t to be missed!
To find out more click here.

The Knitted Gene on the Road

 

Last year a team of Knit for Peace volunteers got together, virtually, to knit the code for the red hair gene. It’s an impressive bit of knitting, as well as a remarkable testament to the complexity of nature, and it’s going to be on display at Red Head Day UK on Saturday 19 May at Cecil Sharp House in London. Come along and see it and hear Kate Bull talk about the project. There will be a chance to take a selfie with it too.

 

Harrow Purls turns five!

 

“Dear Knit for Peace,
Harrow Purls has turned 5 years old! We wanted to thank you for supporting us with an initial box of supplies back in 2013 – and throughout the years.
Best wishes
Harrow Purls”

Cookie made by The Cookie Box

Special appeal: stop babies dying of cold!

We have been asked to send baby clothes to Rwanda, where babies are dying of hypothermia. Luckily, thanks to you knitters, we have ample stock so are not appealing for knitting. We also want to send needles and haberdashery so women in Rwanda can make the needed items and could use your help.
Click here to find out how you can support Knit for Peace. We are sorry to keep asking for funds but rely on your donations to keep Knit for Peace going.

 

Don’t forget to take part in this month’s raffle for your chance to win the ‘Mystery Cushion’ kit from Debbie Abrahams – only £3 an entry! You could also help out Knit for Peace by sponsoring a sack with a personalised message or dedication for £12.

Knits of the Day

 

 

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