Our Common Ground Worldwide "Earth Angel" volunteer knitters & crocheters are going to be working on the following project to create an afghan which will be on display & auctioned off as a fundraiser during "World Homeless Day"
Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool #150 in Natural (#098) - 4ply worsted weight, 8 oz., 465 yards http://www.lionbrand.com/yarns/fisher.htm
(Note: Michael’s in SLO has 12 skeins of this available @ $8.99 each. On www.michaels.com there is a box that says 40% off coupon for signing up w/ them, so that would make your skein only $5.60. Apparently, it takes up to 36 hours for that coupon to arrive via email. Once Michael’s runs out of this yarn, it will be automatically re-ordered, which should take 1-2 weeks)
#10 or smaller for knitting (similar sizing for crochet hooks)
10” x 10”
Be creative ~ this is going to be an amazing afghan!!!
Beginners only ~ kindly use the following pattern:
Row 1: K1, P1
Row 2: Knit
Repeat those two rows for pattern
Super Stitches Knitting by Karen Hemingway has 300 stitch patterns & there are books on crocheting patterns as well (the library will be a great resource)
The squares can either be knitted or crocheted
Make 1-2 squares and kindly give the remainder of your yarn to Rev. Cynthia or Jane for binding & assembly
*All squares must be turned in no later than our September meeting*
Please Note: For those of you who cannot make it to our Free Classes for Beginners, I highly recommend YouTube instructional videos on "How to Knit" and "How to Crochet." Here's an example: