Some people were born to laugh. Some people were born to run. Some people were born to party. And some people were just born to knit.
After the success of our Knit One Save One campaign last year, this year we are once again rallying the knitting troops of Australia, but under a brand new banner.
Enter Born to Knit.
Everyone was born to do something. But by joining our Born to Knit campaign you can share your creativity with a child who needs your warmth.
After seeing the strength of the knitting community last year we have now set our sights even higher. We are aiming to collectively knit 15,000 blankets. That is a total of 240,000 squares. And 929 million 280 thousand stitches. That is a lot of plain and purl. So that is why we need your help 🙂
This year we are encouraging people to knit full blankets if possible. Basic guidelines for getting started on your blanket are below – but there are full instructions on the newly launched Born to Knit section of our website. There is also great information on why we need the blankets and where they are going.
To help you get started you can purchase one of our new Born to Knit Kits (where you get wool, knitting needles, instructions, a sewing needle, and a sticker sheet) or if you have your own wool & needles and just need some tips check out our knitting instructions.
If you are a school teacher or a student Born to Knit has something exciting for you guys over here.
We are excited to start the Born to Knit journey with you. May the knitting needles click, the ball of wool become a knitted square, and together we create 15,000 blankets.
Let the knitting begin.
Guidelines for knitting your blanket:
- Please use 4mm needles
- Please use 8ply 100% pure wool
- A perfect-sized blanket is made up of 16 knitted squares
- Each square should be about 20cms x 20cms
- The final blanket size should be around 80cms x 80cms