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Thursday, November 8, 2012

'Thoughful Thursday' Knit For Lily's Warm Winter Project


At present there are 5,166 orphans in orphanages throughout Turkey.


Knitters and Crocheters I need your help with our Warm Winter Project!

 We need hats, scarves, gloves, socks, sweaters etc. for orphans and children of low income familes. Age groups are 0-3yrs,  3-6yrs, 7-10yrs and 12-14yrs. Boys and Girls. We have teamed up with several organisations who will also be providing shoes/boots, stationery materials, coal and wood for heating, blankets, stoves, electric heaters, foodstuffs and other winter necessities. To help orphans and impoverished children spend the winter happily and in health.

Can you help?

We will be distributing knitted and crochet items throughout the winter months.
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Please Help If You Can!

Here's a couple of ptterns to help get you started.
Ribbed Hat & Scarf
Materials:
  • Yarn: 250grm Chunky yarn for both Cap and Scarf.
  • Knitting Needles: Sizes 4.5 mm (U.S. 7) and 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 15 sts and 20 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Sizes:
Cap: To fit child’s head circumference: 17 (19) ins [43 (48) cm].
Scarf: Approx 6 ins [15 cm] wide x 50 ins [127 cm] long.
 
Instructions:
The instructions are written for smaller size. If changes are necessary for larger size the instructions will be written thus ( ).
CAP
With smaller needles, cast on 62 (70) sts.
**1st row: (RS). *K2. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. K2.
2nd row: *P2. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 2 sts. P2.**
Rep last 2 rows of Seed Rib Pat twice more.
Change to larger needles and cont in Seed Rib Pat until work from beg measures 5½ (6) ins [14 (15) cm], ending with 2nd row.
Shape top: 1st row: (RS). *K2. P1. K1. K2tog. P1. K1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2. P1. K3. 55 (62) sts.
2nd row: P2. *K2. P2tog. K1. P2. Rep from * to last 4 sts. K1. P3. 48 (54) sts.
3rd row: *K2. K2tog. K1. P1. Rep from * to last 6 sts. K2. K2tog. K2. 40 (45) sts.
4th row: P4. *P2tog. P3. Rep from * to last st. P1. 33 (37) sts.
5th row: (K2tog) 16 (18) times. K1. 17 (19) sts.
6th row: (P2tog) 8 (9) times. P1. 9 (10) sts.
Break yarn leaving a 12 ins [30.5 cm] long end. Draw end through rem sts and fasten securely. Sew back seam.
SCARF
With larger needles, cast on 26 sts.
Work from ** to ** as given for Cap.
Rep last 2 rows of Seed Rib Pat until work from beg measures 50 ins [127 sts], ending with 2nd row. Cast off in pat.
Fringe: Cut yarn 12 ins [30.5 cm] long. Take 3 strands tog, fold in half and knot into fringe ¾ inch [2 cm] apart across ends of scarf. Trim fringe evenly.

Hoodie


Materials:
Baby soft double knit type yarn  100 g Sizes 6 mos–1 ball; 12 mos–2 balls; 18 mos–2 balls; 24 mos–2 balls 36 mos- 3 balls, 4-5 yrs 3 balls
Knitting Needles: Sizes 3.75 mm (U.S. 5) and 4 mm (U.S. 6) or size needed to obtain gauge.
 buttons.


Gauge: 22 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins 10 cm with larger needles in stocking st.
Sizes:
Chest measurement
6 mos 17 ins 43 cm
12 mos 19 ins 48 cm
18 mos 21 ins 53.5 cm
24 mos 21½ ins 54.5 cm
36 mos 23ins  58.5 cm
4 - 5 yrs 26ins 66cm
Finished chest
6 mos 21 ins 53.5 cm
12 mos 23 ins 58.5 cm
18 mos 25 ins 63.5 cm
24 mos 27 ins 68.5 cm
36 mos 28 ins 71 cm
4-5yrs  30 ins 76 cm


Instructions:
The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
BACK
With smaller needles, cast on 52 (58-64-70-76-82) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2 rib noting first row is WS and inc 5 sts evenly across last row. 57 (63-69-75-82-87) sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st  and contine until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7¾-8½ -8.5-9) ins 16.5 (18-19.5-21.5-21.5-22.86) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armholes: Cast off 5 (7-8-10-10-12) sts beg next 2 rows. 47 (49-53-55-62-63) sts. Cont even until armhole measures 4½ (5-5¼-5½ -6.5-7) ins 11.5 (12.5-13-14-16.5-17.75) cm, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
LEFT FRONT
With smaller needles, cast on 26 (28-32-34-36-40) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2 rib, noting first row is WS and inc 2 sts evenly across last row. 28 (30-33-36-38-42) sts.
Change to larger needles work stripe pattern as follows:
work  in stocking stitch 4 rows blue
change to white and work 6 rows
change to blue and work 2 rows
change to white and work 6 rows
change back to blue and then proceed in stocking st until work from beg measures 6½ (7-7¾-8½-8.5-9) ins 16.5 (18-19.5-21.5-21.5-22.86) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape armhole: Next row: Cast off 5 (7-8-10-10-12) sts. Knit to end of row. 22 (23-25-26-28-30) sts.
Cont even until armhole measures 2½ (3-3¼-3½-4-4.5) ins 6 (7.5-8-9-10-11.45) cm, ending with WS facing for next row.
Neck shaping: Next row: Cast off 6 (6-7-7-7-8) sts. Purl to end of row. 16 (17-18-19-21-22) sts. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 3 rows then every following alt row to 11 (12-12-13-13-14) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures same length as Back to shoulders, ending with RS facing for next row. Cast off.
RIGHT FRONT
Work from to as given for Left Front. Work to correspond to Left Front, reversing all shapings.
SLEEVES
With smaller needles, cast on 36 sts. Work 5 rows k2,p2, rib, noting first row is WS and inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 39 sts.
Change to larger needles and proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st each end of needle on 5th and every following 4th row until there are 51 (55-59-61-61-63) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 6 (7½-8-9-10-10) ins 15 (19-20.5-23-25.5-25.5) cm ending with RS facing for next row. Place a marker at each end of last row. Work a further 6 (8-10-12-14-14) rows even. Cast off.

HOOD
With smaller needles, cast on 94 (94-98-98-98-102) sts. Work 5 rows k2, p2rib, noting first row is WS and inc 6 sts evenly across last row. 99 (99-105-105-105-108) sts.
Proceed in stocking st, dec 1 st each end of needle on 3rd and following alt rows until there are 75 (75-81-81-81-84) sts.
Cont even until work from beg measures 7 (7¼-7½-8-8-9) ins 18 (18.5-19-20.5-20.5-22.86) cm, ending with RS facing for next row.
Shape back seam: Cast off 7 sts beg next 8 rows. Cast off rem 19 (19-25-25-25-28) sts.
FINISHING: Pin garment pieces to measurements, cover with a damp cloth and allow cloth to dry.

Buttonhole Band: With RS of Right Front facing for Her or Left Front facing for Him and smaller needles, pick up and knit 50 (58-62-66-66-70) sts evenly between neck edge and lower edge. K2,p2 rib 3 rows.
4th row: (RS). P2.* K2tog. yfwd. rib 9 (11-12-13-13-14). Rep from *  3 times more. K2tog. yfwd. rib to end of row.
Rib 2 rows. Cast off in rib (WS).
Button Band: Work as given for Buttonhole Band on Left Front for Her or Right Front for Him, omitting all reference to buttonholes.
Sew shoulder seams. Fold Hood in half at back and sew back seam. Pin and then sew shaped edge of Hood to neck opening, beg at center of button or buttonhole bands and matching back seam of Hood to center back neck edge. Sew in Sleeves placing rows above markers along armhole edges of Fronts and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to correspond to buttonholes.

Easy knit Mittens

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 7-8, Medium, Large 
Finished Width: 2 3/4 (3 1/2, 4 1/4, 5) in. (7 (9, 11, 12.5) cm) 
Finished Length: 6 (8, 10 1/2, 11 1/2) in. (15 (20.5, 26.5, 29) cm) 
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes

Materials:
100grm chunky yarn - 200grm for largest size.
Size 4mm and 5mm Needles
GAUGE:
16 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
STITCH EXPLANATION:
M1(make 1) An increase worked by lifting the horizontal thread lying between the needles and placing it onto the left needle. Work this new stitch through the back loop.ssk (slip, slip knit) Slip the next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time to right needle; insert the left needle into the fronts of these 2 sts and k them together.
NOTES:
Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

MITTENS (make 2)
Cuff

Using smaller needles and leaving 10 in.(25 cm)tail,cast on 25 (29, 35, 41) sts.
Row 1 (WS):P1, (k1, p1) across.
Row 2: K1, (p1, k1) across.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 for about 2 (2 1/2, 3, 3 1/2) in. (5(6.5, 7.5, 9) cm), ending with RS row. Change to larger needles. Beg with a purl row, work 3 (5, 7, 9) rowsin St st.
Thumb Gusset 
Row 1 (RS): K12 (14, 17, 20); place marker; M1, k1, M1; place marker; k12 (14, 17, 20).
Row 2 and all WS Rows:Purl.
Row 3:K to marker, slip marker, M1, k to last st before 2ndmarker, M1, slip marker, k to end.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until there are 9 (11, 13, 15) sts between markers.
Next Row (WS):P33 (39, 47, 55) sts.
Palm 
Next Row: K12 (14, 17, 20) sts; remove markers and place the 9 (11, 13, 15) sts on stitch holder; k12 (14, 17, 20) — 24 (28, 34, 40) sts.
Continue working in St st until piece measures about 5 (6, 9, 10) in. (12.5 (15, 23, 25.5) cm), or desired length from beg.End with a WS row, placing a marker between the two center sts.
Top Shaping
Row 1 (RS):Ssk, k to within 2 sts of marker, k2tog; slip marker; ssk, k to within last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 2:Purl.
Rep Rows 1 and 2, 1 (2, 3, 4) times—16 (16, 18, 20) sts.
Next Row (all sizes):(K2tog) across.
Next Row:Purl.
Cut yarn, leaving a 10 in. (25 cm) tail. With blunt needle, beg with last stitch on needle, thread tail through remaining sts twice, pulling tightly.
Thumb Top
With RS facing, return sts from holder to larger needle. Join yarn and knit across.
Next Row: P3 (4, 5, 6), p2tog, p4 (5, 6, 7).
Next Rows:Work 2 (2, 4, 6) more rows in St st.
Next Row:(K2tog) around.
Cut yarn, leaving a tail. Thread tail through remaining 4 (5, 6, 7)sts twice, pulling tightly.

FINISHING
Using tails, seam Cuff, Palm, and thumb. Sew opening beneath thumb. Weave in ends.
'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets and garments to receiving agencies.
'Lily' has no paid employees.  All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us.  Without you, there would be no 'Lily' - Love In the Language of Yarn.  We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of  'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.



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