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Knit for peace


Knit for peace supports knitting groups worldwide, including in India, Pakistan and in Rwanda, where communities are stitching together their differences.

The charity provides women who are originally from hostile communities with a common cause – organising knitting and seeing businesses!

The organisation doesn’t just help people outside of the UK either, it is setting up Knit for Peace groups here too, including a women’s prison group that has a waiting list to get into. It’s all about improving mental and physical health and helping those in need. For more information and to help knit together fractured communities, visit http://www.knitforpeace.org.uk

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For your superhero!

HOW TO KNIT A SPIDERMAN BLANKET -:
Here’s the pattern notes from the Creator of the Blanket – You need 300g blue 7-veljestä is a worsted weight wool blend (150g / 5 oz. =300m/ 330yds) 300g red 7-veljestä and 100g black 7-veljestä double pointed needles 4,5mm (US #7) 120cm circular needles 4,5mm (US #7) crochet hook 5 mm (USH) Size: 130cm I used larger needles than recommended with yarn, so the blanket is not so heavy and thick.

Use smaller needles if you want. Be creative. Use colors what you like -why not pink and yellow to little princess or black and white to Batman-fan. Use your imagination.


Coloring in my blanket goes as follows 6 rows black 12 rows red, 2 rows black 13 rows blue, 2 rows black 14 rows blue, 2 rows black 15 rows red, 2 rows black 16 rows red, 2 rows black 17 rows blue, 2 rows black 18 rows blue, 2 rows black 19 rows red, last 6 rows black
kfb= knit same stitch front and back loops M1=increase one stitch SK2P = Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass slip stitch over the knit 2 together.

And another pattern….


Knitted Spider-Man blanket

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I love these knitted slippers check them out ~ it’s a free pattern too!


GARTER ST (back and forth on needle):K all rows. 1 ridge = 2 rows K.
GARTER ST (in the round on double pointed needles):

* K 1 round and P 1 round *, repeat from *-*. 1 ridge = 2 rounds. 
PATTERN:

See diagram A.1. Diagram shows pattern seen from RS.
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SLIPPERS:

LEG: 

Cast on 36-38-40 sts on double pointed needles size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work in GARTER ST in the round – see explanation above – until piece measures approx. 4 cm / 1½”, finish after 1 round P. 
FOOT:

Now keep the first 9-11-11 sts on the round on the needle, slip the remaining 27-27-29 sts on 1 stitch holder. Continue in garter st back and forth over the 9-11-11 sts – AT THE SAME TIME on 1st row cast on 1 new st in each side (edge st) = 11-13-13 sts. When piece measures 7-8.5-10 cm / 2 3/4″-3 1/4″-4”, bind off 1 edge st in each side = 9-11-11 sts. Then slip the sts from stitch holder back on needle and pick up 12-14-16 sts on each side of middle part (inside 1 edge st) = 60-66-72 sts on needle. 

Now measure piece from here. Insert 1 marker mid front of toe and 1 marker mid back on heel. 

Continue in the round in garter st. 

When piece measures 2 cm / 3/4”, K 2 sts tog on each side of every marker on every other round (= 4 sts less per round) continue dec until piece measures 5-5-6 cm / 2″-2″-2½” – bind off. Sew tog seam mid under foot in outermost st to avoid a chunky seam.

LOOSE LEG WORKED ACROSS: 

Cast on 22 sts on needle size 6 mm / US 10 with Eskimo. Work 1 ridge in garter st, on last row inc 6 sts evenly = 28 sts. Work according to A.1 (= 28 sts) until piece measures approx. 32-33-35 cm / 12½”-13″-13 3/4″, on last row dec 3 sts over every cable in A.1 = 22 sts. 

Work 1 ridge in garter st and bind off. Place cast-on edge over bind-off edge and sew on 3 buttons for decoration through the leg. Pull leg 2 cm / 3/4” down on foot with buttons on the outside of slipper and sew leg to cast-on edge on slipper from WS with invisible stitches.
Knit another slipper the same way, make sure that the leg opening is in the opposite side.

Diagram 

== K from RS, P from WS

 = P from RS, K from WS

 = slip 3 sts on cable needle in front of piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle
 = slip 3 sts on cable needle behind piece, K 3, K 3 from cable needle

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Celtic Cable Neckwarmer ~ knitted free pattern


I love this 💕 especially in purple!!
Gauge: 4.5-5 stitches/in in stockinetteFinished Size: about 4.5” x 21”

Materials:

– 1 skein of Frog Tree Merino Worsted, or about 130yds of worsted weight yarn

– US #8 (5mm) needles

– three 1 1/8” or 1 1/2” buttons

– tapestry needle

– matching thread (optional)

Yarn Note: It is important to use a yarn that you can block because the cables will cause it to curl–100%
acrylic is *not* recommended.

Pattern:

CO 32 stitches.

Set up row: p2, (k4, p4) 3 times, k4, p2

Using the chart below, knit the Celtic cable pattern until you have knit at least 20” from the cast on row,
ending with a WS row.

Continue in 1×1 ribbing (K1, P1 across row) for 4 rows.

Buttonholes:

Row 1: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1, BO 4, (k1, p1, k1, p1, BO 4) 2 times, k1, p1, k1, p1

Row 2: (k1, p1) twice, k1, CO 4, (p1, k1) twice, p1, CO 4, (k1, p1) twice, k1, CO 4, (p1, k1) twice, p1
Continue in ribbing for 2 rows. BO all stitches in pattern. Weave in all ends.

Finishing:

I would recommend spray blocking—pin the garment to a surface such as a towel and spray it with water
until it’s very damp, especially on the edges. Let it dry completely before unpinning.

Sew on buttons using leftover yarn or matching thread. 



Note: When you read the chart, read all odd rows from right to left, and all even rows from left to right.
You will be slipping one stitch at the beginning of each row.