Thursday, June 28, 2012

Born to Knit: Learn to knit for a great cause!

Have you heard about the 'Born to Knit' campaign?

The Born to Knit campaign asks supporters to knit woollen blankets and squares for vulnerable children.  For their 2012 campaign they are aiming to make 6,500 beautiful, warm blankets.Through their programs in Australia and in countries such as Laos and Cambodia, all knitted blankets donated to the Born to Knit campaign will make their way into the arms of caring mothers.

Born to Knit helps vulnerable children by making warm blankets to keep them cosy in winter!
The Born to Knit campaign runs from 1 June - 30 September and Brisbane Brown Owls will be having a few meet ups during this time where you can come along and learn or practice your knitting and contribute a square for the Born to Knit campaign.

Brown Owls Meet Up Details.....

Date: Sunday 1 July 2012
Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Venue: Carindale Library, Westfield Carindale, 1151 Creek Road, Carindale

What to Bring:
4mm needles and 8ply 100% pure wool

Knitting with the Brown Owls!

For those who would like to get a head start each square should be 20cm x 20cm (44 stitches wide, 88 rows high). Final blanket size should be around 80 x 80cm.

For more details about this great initiative and to read the Born to Knit guidelines visit the 'Save The Children' website here.

You can drop squares off to Brown Owls at any of the meet ups from now until the end of September or send them directly to Born to Knit.

Stay warm and happy knitting!

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