For 20 years Georgetown Yarn has been fortunate enough to have the most amazing volunteer knitters, crocheters and sewers to help us make blankets which we donate to local charities. This year as it is Canada's 150th birthday two local heros, Dale and Dave Cox has taken it upon themselves to gather even more knitters and crocheters to focus on red and/or white patches to make our much sought after blankets.
Their recommended yarn is Estelle Worsted in white (colour #201) and red (colour #207). If purchased at Georgetown Yarn you will receive a 10% discount as our way of saying thank you for contributing to this amazing cause.
There are so many people who have already contributed to this that we have already received well over 900 patches and have more coming in almost daily. We truly appreciate the work everyone is doing and thanks to Anne who has put together the blankets you see here along with several more.
We will continue the red and white patches until the end of the year to make these red and white blankets but we also appreciate patches of any colour and will continue to use all to make the beautiful blankets that we donate each year.
If you wish to help out then we are looking for the patches to be a solid (not lace) knit or crochet item using worsted weight yarn and a 4.0-4.5 mm knitting need or a 4.0-4.5 mm crochet hook with the finished size being 7" x 9". The reason we are steering away from lacework is that it is too airy and would not provide the warmth required despite its beauty.
Thanks for the great work and keep your sticks clicking,