Aycliffe Target – 500
Newborn babies in Africa, many suffering from Aids, are called ‘Fish and Chip’ babies because they are sent home from hospital wrapped in newspaper for warmth.
They need your help and we are asking knitters to make a small jumper which will be sent to Africa to clothe the infants. It’s a quick and easy pattern using double knitting wool in dark or bright colours and stripes. No white or pastels please as these garments may not get washed.
(knitted in one)
Needles – size 6 for tight knitters 7 for loose knitters
Cast on 44 stitches and work 18 rows in K2, P2 Rib Work 30 rows in stocking stitch – K 1 row, P 1 row.
Cast on 12 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows and change to K2, P2 rib Rib 22 rows
Next row rib 21, cast off 26, rib 21 Next row rib 21, cast on 26, rib 21 Rib 22 rows
Cast off 12 stitches at the beginning of the next 2 rows Work 30 rows of stocking stitch – K 1 row, P 1 row Work 18 rows in K2, P2 rib
Cast off. Stitch side seams Finished length is 11 inches or 28cm.
The finished garments are shipped to Uganda by TWAM (Tools with a Mission) where they are sent to 12 different African countries. Please hand in at the Youth Centre before April – Thank you from the babies of Africa.