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At our last Probus meeting on 12 March, 11 completed wraps increased our total to 798 since 2012. A big thank you to all our Probus members and their friends who knit squares, produce completed wraps and donate wool for our knitters.
We are unable at present to hold a sew-in and I thank the Probus members who took bundles of squares at our last meeting to sew together. During our time in isolation the knitting needles and crochet hooks will get a good work out.
Once again a big thank you for your continued support which is very much appreciated.
I would like to remind the requirements for the squares:
- All squares should be 10″ x 10″ (25cm x 25cm)
- No knots in the body of the square
- Please join all wool at the beginning of the row,
Many thanks for your co-operation.
‘Cold humanity is our concern, people caring about other people.’ (Wrap With Love Inc statement)
There are millions of people in the world suffering extreme cold. In 1992, Wrap with Love began with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia and in the past 20 years more than 323,000 Wraps have been made and distributed to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of hardworking and generous volunteers.
Just one square provides one twenty-eighth of warmth, and collectively, twenty-eight assembled squares create one whole warm and sheltering Wrap.
A group of dedicated volunteers from the Combined Probus Club of Belrose regularly get together to knit and assemble Wraps.
If any of our newer members would like to know more or to start knitting, please see Margaret Hobson.
Instructions for Making Squares
Please join acrylic yarn at the beginning of a row as it is preferable not to have knots in the middle of a row as this can weaken the square.
TIP – Squares are to be knitted with 8 ply acrylic yarn on size 8 (4 mm) needles, to measure 25 cm x 25 cm (10 inches x 10 inches) as this ensures a consistent size of square to sew into a wrap of 28 squares.