Knit­ted blan­ket­bid

Bray People - - NEWS -

Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port is help­ing with a world record at­tempt.

Valery Larkin in En­nis, with the help of the Ir­ish Red Cross, is aim­ing to make the world’s largest knit­ted blan­ket.

The record is cur­rently held in South Africa.

Valery and her team are ask­ing peo­ple to knit wool squares, 6” x 6”. Th­ese are then made into blan­kets, loosely joined to­gether to form the big blan­ket.

When the big blan­ket is fin­ished, it will be bro­ken back into the smaller blan­kets.

Th­ese 5’ square blan­kets will be used in Ire­land or sent over­seas to refugees.

You do not have to make up a 5’ square blan­ket your­self, just knit­ting the squares would be a big help.

Grey­stones Can­cer Sup­port has all the de­tails on nee­dle size, wool, colours and de­signs. They can also pro­vide the wool if you do not have your own odds and ends. Any­one with dou­ble knit­ting wool to spare is asked to let them know.

To find out more, con­tact GCS at 01 2871601 or info@Grey­stonesCancerSup­port.com.

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