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A thought or two......even though some blankets have been making it through, the people in South Africa would like us to send squares. This is to avoid duty. Also we are to mark "No Commercial Value" and "For Charity" on the package. And where it asks for value we put zero.
BTW, I always send packages surface mail. That's the price I quoted in the other note. It takes 6-8 weeks but is considerably cheaper than air !
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Morning Karin, sounds like you have a good pile of squares ready to go. The large size blanket is 35 squares but there are other sizes as well.....the toddler size is 20 and the next size up is 28. Apparently there are lots of baby blankets so we are being asked not to send any that size right now.
Here's the link to the dimensions for garments, etc. http://forum.knit-a-square.com/forum/topics/recommended-garment-dimensions
I usually send about 35-40 squares which seems to be the limit for sending from here. The most cost efficient way to send is a package with dimensions no more than 90 cm and weighing 2 kg. It cost $24.07 to send something this size. Anything else (smaller or bigger ) starts to get really expensive.
Looking forward to seeing your squares on the photos page.
Welcome to the forum ! We have a good time chatting back and forth so jump in anytime. Have you joined the Canadian Corner. It is quiet right now but sometimes we have quite the discussions. I live in northern Ontario but know Belleville. My sister lived there for a while and my cousin lives near by.
Do you knit or crochet ?
Postal costs for incoming parcels has risen alarmingly since mid-April
because of a new rule that ALL overseas parcels attract the customary
handling fee and that has been increased to R51.50 PER PARCEL[$3.74USD]. for June figures click :