Knitting, Crocheting and Sewing Projects
Below are a few patterns for knitted items which have been requested. There are more details of who might like them in Jane's February newsletter. Click on the picture for a link to the knitting pattern.
I've included 2 versions of the fingerless glove pattern
Revised version. This pattern has a different method for knitting the palm after doing the thumb. Instead of dividing the palm into front and back and knitting each side separately, after doing the thumb, you can knit straight across, avoiding the need to do more sewing up,
If you can knit, crochet or sew, there are lots of organisations which will appreciate your efforts. Different branches create for different projects and so it is difficult to identify them all but, if you can make it, somebody will want it.
Baby neo natal units and maternity wards at George Eliot, University and Warwick hospitals require coats, blankets, vests, bonnets.
Carriers of Hope require jumpers in school colours.
Coffee Tots require blankets for single beds.
Prayer shawls are required for indoor members and Warwick hospice.
Pillows are required for breast cancer patients
Knitted breasts are required by lactation nurses
Teddies are required for prisons, Carriers of Hope and numerous overseas organisations
You can find a number of Mothers' Union patterns at Dublin and Glendalough Mothers' Union website.
Mothers' Union have to apply to Health and Safety regulations. For example, All handmade toys made and distributed by Mothers’ Union need to carry a CE mark to show that the essential safety requirements of the Toy Safety Directive are being met. Using the knitting patterns and instructions given on the Craft page of the Worldwide Mothers' Union website will ensure that our handmade toys meet these high safety standards and can have a CE label attached.