I work for a Bank but they give us opportunities to do Volunteer stuff, and this came up on their Volunteer register recently:
The Save the Children Born to Knit campaign is about creating wool blankets, with knitted squares. Each blanket is 16 squares (4×4) and each square needs to be about 20cmx20cm. The instructions they have are for the following:
4mm needles, 8ply pure wool, 44 stitches x 88 rows
Because my knitting is quite tight, I am doing the following for the right tension:
4.5mm needles, 8ply pure wool, 44 stitches x 80 rows
I bought Cosy Wool from Lincraft in a green/cream/red varigated (for 8 squares) plus red (4 squares) and cream (4 squares). My plan is that I hope I can get all 16 squares done, but if I can’t complete them the Save the Children foundation accept squares and will put them together with someone else’s to complete a blanket.
So far I have knitted 5 varigated squares.
I usually knit with acrylic, which can dry your hands out quite a bit after a while. I’m not finding I have this issue with the wool – the issue is finding the time for knitting! I really hope I can get a full blanket completed.