Knitted blankets (Charity Knitting)

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Hand knitted dishcloths for Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind

In February 2016, someone I know who works for Huntingdonshire Society for the Blind asked me if I would knit some dishcloths for the Society to sell in its charity shop. The knitting cotton and pattern were provided. Thick needles and garter stitch made for an easy knitting experience: pick-up-and-put-down projects while dinner was cooking, at knit and natter sessions, and when not feeling up to knitting anything complicated.

I started knitting for the Society in February 2016 and made my first delivery on 2nd March. In exchange for a delivery was more knitting cotton (at my request). Deliveries of finished cloths and simultaneous collections of at first two and later three balls of yarn became a regular event until near the end of July 2016 when the Society said it had enough dishcloths from its team of knitters for the time being. I have asked to be notified when more cloths are required.

Two balls of knitting cotton made five cloths with yarn left over, and three balls made eight cloths with yarn left over. Yarn left over from a previous ball was used to start the next cloth so that none was wasted.

The photographs (in no particular order) show a total of 71 dishcloths made, plus at least another batch of five for which there are no pictures.

The first five. Two balls. 0+5 =5 cloths

Eight. Three balls. 5 + 8 = 13 cloths.

Nine. Three balls. 13 + 9 = 22 cloths.

Eight. Three balls. 22 + 8 = 30 cloths.

Eight. Three balls. 30 + 8 = 38 cloths. 

Eight. Three balls. 38+ 8 = 46 cloths.

Eight. Three balls. 46 + 8 = 54. 

Nine. Three balls. 54 + 9 = 63. 

The final eight. Three balls. 63 + 8 = 71.

Ball band. 

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