Knitters go for ‘community blanket’

The annual knitting event got under way this autumn when a dozen ladies from Burgh agreed to ‘Knit for Peace’ and support the charity helping homeless and those in need.

At a meeting in the Reading Room, the group discussed patterns and wool over a cup of coffee and delicious cakes and agreed to knit a range of hats and scarves with a number working together to knit or crochet squares to make into “community blanket”.

The group talk knitting over coffee and cake.

The aim is to finish the project by the last coffee morning on Wednesday 12 December, ready to be packed and sent in time for Christmas said organiser Mary Forrest-Hill.

“Our next meeting will be a good time to see how many squares we’ve got and how they’re going to fit together for the blanket. It would be good to think our blanket and scarves and hats would help to keep a few people somewhere in the world warm during the winter.”

For those knitting squares for the community blanket here’s a reminder of what is required:

6 inch (or 15cm) squares
Needle size: 8 (4mm)
Wool: DK or 2x 4 ply
Plain or patterned
Any stitch/any colour

The next get-together will be on Tuesday 6 November, at 2pm to check in with fellow knitters and plan the assembly of the community blanket. If you fancy having a go – see our Facebook post. All are welcome.

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