Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Autumn


Another busy month knitting for the NSW Womens Refuge Centre and sorting all the donations that have been arriving from the K4C group. The final total is 568 items and that is probably a record. A wonderful generosity of spirit from all the people who made items for this charity including quilts, rugs, toys, ponchos, scarves, beanies, gloves, slippers and children’s jumpers.

This is a woman’s cape/poncho that I adapted from a Bernat top down pattern http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4462 using 350gms x Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply in denim. Used 6mm circular needles and made the garment longer with a finished length of 46 cms. Also made some children’s vests and ponchos and a collection of teddies and dolls to add to the donation.



2 comments:

Maria said...

Your cape caught my eye when I had a look on Knit4Charities sight. Love the look and the idea. Can you share a link to the pattern please

Marion said...

Here is the link Maria
http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=4462
Would be very heavy if made in 12 ply bulky as suggested so that is why I used 8ply. Also made it much longer than suggested to make it more useful. Next time would make it even longer. The BWM Luxury wool is a lovely yarn to use.