Wednesday, April 10, 2013

What Size Squares?

Although we ask for 8 inch squares we accept all sizes and work around them. We give a guide but everyone knits differently and yarns vary and sometimes it's difficult to get the exact size. Every square is welcome we would never refuse any. There are 261,635  refugees in Turkey to date, over 80% of them are children, it is our aim to provide each child with a  blanket and to send a message of hope, with  the thought that someone cares, that this beautiful, handmade blanket was created especially for them.

Please help us if you can.

For Your Guide:

Knitting Instructions
FOR ONE 8"/20 cms SQUARE, you will need:
Yarn from a 100 gram (3.5 oz) ball of yarn or scraps of yarn 
 worsted weight , double knit or 8ply
Size 4mm needles  6 (USA)
A yarn sewing needle.
 Cast on 40 stitches (try to make your stitches neither too loose nor too tight to help ensure uniform squares)
 Row 1: knit
 Row 2: knit. These two rows form the 'garter' stitch knitting pattern for your square but you use any stitch you prefer, be as creative as you like. Continue knitting  until you have knitted a square
 To ensure you square is 8"/20cm either use a tape measure .

 Cast off
 Use your yarn sewing needle to sew in all the yarn ends using a darning method
Leave a one metre length of your yarn attached to your work after you have cast off. This will be used to join the squares together.
 but if you're changing colors work in your other tails.  DO NOT TIE AND CUT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE KNOT, THAT IS GUARANTEED TO COME UNDONE.  Knot if you want, but leave a tail and work in your ends.

Help us make a difference today!

'Lily' is supported by businesses and individuals in Turkey, whether it be donations of yarn, Knitting and Crocheting or transportation of completed blankets to receiving agencies.

'Lily' has no paid employees. All the good work is done on a strictly volunteer basis.
'Lily' wishes to thank all those private individuals and businesses which support us. Without you, there would be no 'Lily' – Love In the Language of Yarn. We work hard for the day when we are no longer needed to help keep Children warm.

Dianne Jones - Founder of 'Lily'- Love In the Language of Yarn.
Address - 'LILY' C/O Dianne Jones
Türkmen Mahlesi
Ünlü sokak No 10 D4
We now also have a branch in Jordan, the address to send squares to Jordan is
'LILY' C/O A Mencke
P.O. Box 2842
Jordan, 11941