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Hi Everyone

This is just to introduce myself to the community.  I have finally found the web site that I wanted.  I love knitting, in small patches, and am a teacher of young children, so am very happy to know these squares and send them to you.  I want to try the vest etc too, but at a later date.  I have lived in England for a long time and in the States, and various other parts of the world, and I love the fact that this is an international community.  I am a grandma, to a three year old little girl,…

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Added by Eleanor I Woodward on November 8, 2013 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Hi Everyone

This is just to introduce myself to the community.  I have finally found the web site that I wanted.  I love knitting, in small patches, and am a teacher of young children, so am very happy to know these squares and send them to you.  I want to try the vest etc too, but at a later date.  I have lived in England for a long time and in the States, and various other parts of the world, and I love the fact that this is an international community.  I am a grandma, to a three year old little girl,…

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Added by Eleanor I Woodward on November 8, 2013 at 6:18pm — 2 Comments

ONE SQUARE FOR AN ELBOW – Recipe for a KAS BLANKET

ONE SQUARE FOR AN ELBOW – Recipe for a KAS BLANKET

One square for an elbow, one for an arm,

One for a shoulder, to help keep it warm.…

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Added by Arlene Guerin on September 21, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

New French volunteers !

Hi everyone ! Let me tell you a nice story ...



A few month ago, I sent a long letter to 10 nursing homes, about KAS , about the needs of the vulnerable children in South Africa. I asked them if they would knit for us.

2 weeks later, I called each nursing home. Some just said "no thanks", some said "not interested" (!!!!), but the last one ...



It is a nursing home in Noisy Le Roi, very near my house, called Les Jardins de Noisy.

I had a lady called Corinne on the… Continue

Added by Isabelle Bourguignon on September 17, 2013 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

Help

I want to start knitting squares but i am confused. The squares should be 8" squares, the pattern says 32 stitches which makes the squares 6" or am i wrong. Any advise would help

Added by Melanie Stanton on July 30, 2013 at 6:41am — 1 Comment

Thank you all

 Hello All,

Would just like to leave a quick message to say thank you to all the members that have left encouraging, kind, and helpful comments. I have really enjoyed learning something new, and feel happy about being able to help with a cause such as the KAS project, even if only in a small way. Looking forward to being able to send in more squares, and hopefully as I…

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Added by Rebecca Sutton on June 11, 2013 at 11:40am — No Comments

my first square!

this is my first square I'm so happy I can't stop smiling. it's so cool to think that soon a kid in Africa will be receiving this square along with many other squares as a blanket. I wonder if they will wonder what the makers of their gift are like.

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Added by brianna bernard on June 10, 2013 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Happy Easter Everyone

I have put down my knitting needles for a couple of days. My first parcel for Kas is ready to be posted on Tuesday and now it's time to enjoy the Festive Season. I have written a little poem I would like to share…

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Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 30, 2013 at 6:16am — No Comments

Project 1 - Part 2 / Knitting for Kas

My progress so far are six completed squares, five green, one white and one just started. Hopefully I will get a couple more done tonight. It is a real joy and very relaxing to sit down and work for this wonderful cause and the children involved. The squares are knitted in different patterns, all of which can be used either back or front, the patterns are the same either side, which makes assembling them much easier. I left a fairly long tail on each one of the squares and tied them up in…

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Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 20, 2013 at 10:26am — No Comments

Project 1 - My first Kas Knitting Project

For my first Kas Project I have chosen to knit 35 squares, needed for a full blanket. The colours I have chosen for this project will reflect the season of Spring, which is upon us now, even though it doesn't feel like it yet. I have chosen a light green, corresponding to green grasses and plants, coming to life after a long, cold and dark winter. Next I chose white in correspondence to purity, cleanliness, freshness, and brightness, as the days are getting finally longer and the whole world…

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Added by Maria Wells-Burr on March 19, 2013 at 11:47am — 1 Comment

Valentine`s Day

Does anybody have unique or unusual Valentine`s Day projects? If so, could you post pictures I would love to see them! I hate being without a new challenge, despite the fact that I have like ten books worth of projects waiting to be done, and like twenty balls of yarn waiting to be used. Anyways, please post cool projects, or the websites that they came from! Over and out.

Cassie

Added by Cassie H on January 28, 2013 at 8:57am — No Comments

my first squares knit today

Wow....I made my first 2 squares today....I am impressed by me!!

Added by Siana K on January 23, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

?? I am new here. Is it more important that the squares are 8"/20cm or that I use 32 stitches?

I have started to knit with this 100 % Lion's Brand FISHERMAN'S WOOL now and by using 5.5mm knitting needles as the label recommends for 16 sts per 10cm 

My square came out too large (8.5 x 8.5 inches). Therefore I went ahead and cast on only 30 stitches with the 5.5 mm knitting needles and that resulted in 8 by 8 ' squares.

I hope this is ok. My goal is to finish 36 squares by the end of January. I am on my 9.th square now. But I could always just use it for another local…

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Added by Monika Hazelwood on January 21, 2013 at 3:16am — No Comments

Merry Christmas

I received many welcoming emails when I joined the forum.  My sister and I worked to sent a box to Florida to be sent on to SA.  We had around 5 vests, 40 sqs and a dozen hats.  I forgot to take pics, but will next time--working on next shipment now!

Added by Merrie Roach on December 27, 2012 at 5:08am — 1 Comment

CHI-TOWN KASer UPDATE???

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Added by ALICIA D FRANKLIN (SGRHODENT) on November 16, 2012 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Thank you

Thank you all who welcomed me to KAS Forum.  I have already knitted my first little top.  Had some chunky wool , added a few stripes and am now on the hat.   This is going to be so addictive.   Governments and Customs can be very difficult for the Charities to overcome but someone always finds a way through.   I love all the photographs of the children and the blankets, all little works of art made with love.

Thank you for the…

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Added by maridu on November 10, 2012 at 5:27am — No Comments

Newbie from Oz

Hello to all,



Like many of you out there, I have never written a blog before, but here goes, I'll give it a try!



I found out about KAS from a friend's Facebook feed, looking at her page one day I saw a picture of a blanket made of squares that she had sewn together, drilling down into the post I found myself viewing a wonderful video of beautiful people and children and immediately I wanted to be a part of it. I telephoned my sister and told her to have a look too. I… Continue

Added by Jo Frost on November 3, 2012 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Granny Squares!!!!

I decided that all of these granny squares that I found hiding away in storage deserve their very own page.  I have never had a blog before and I figured what better way to start.

If I remember correctly I made a blanket for one of my sons friends for christmas about 7 years ago, they were about 3"…

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Added by Yvonne Scott on September 8, 2012 at 1:54pm — 1 Comment

First parcel is on its way

I posted my first parcel the other day.  3 girls at work are chipping in with the next knitting effort and I am now working on a couple of ladies at a local retirement village to part with some of their stash  :)

Added by Leah Carpenter on September 7, 2012 at 3:58pm — 1 Comment

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Dear KASers:

Thank you so much for all the positive feedback.  All your comments are greatly appreciated.

Knitterly Yours,…

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Added by ALICIA D FRANKLIN (SGRHODENT) on September 7, 2012 at 8:49am — 2 Comments

NEWS FLASH !

April 15,2014

The March Squares List is now available on the website:

www.knit-a-square.com

Click on ‘Received Squares”

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APRIL'S COLOUR COLLISION

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PATTERN REVISIONS !

A NOTE ABOUT OUR PATTERN REVISIONS AND WHY THEY ARE IMPORTANT

This photo shows some excellent vests with good body length and generous armholes.  We are recommending having armholes 1/3, side seam 2/3 of total body length. 

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Pattern Revisions

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