Stitching for Charity- old favourites and new patterns

My name is Edgar and Carol knitted me for Knit for Peace
Carol writes “In between other projects, I make things for Knit for Peace, who send parcels to war and disaster zones, mainly for children but also for adults. Their website gives ideas, patterns and information about what is most needed at the moment, as well as details of where to send your donations.
I love being able to use up left over wool for a good cause.”
We love this pattern for a multi-coloured sideways scarf. As long as the yarn is at least 600cm long, we can use it, either on its own if thick enough, or together with another, thinner yarn. Loose ends form the fringe.
Knitted squares are also a good way of using oddments of time and wool. We use the ‘diagonal’ pattern and make two sizes of squares, 11 cm and 25cm. We will be assembling our next blanket soon, at the Tuesday Stitching for Charity Group.
Philippa writes ” I was given this


Knitting pattern for ribbed hat by my aunt who knitted dozens for the Mission to Seamen. I volunteer at Wintercomfort and find they are very popular with the clients there.

These twiddlemuffs have been knitted for people with dementia at Addenbrooke’s

Mittens are always popular, and easy to knit. This pattern is the same for left and right hands, and can easily be decorated with stripes using small amounts of yarn, and to match a knitted hat.