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Team Blanket No. 5: For California Fire Victims


#1

Okay everyone—for those who are still looking to join Team Blanket, I’m pulling together a team to knit some blankets for victims of Northern California’s Carr Fire. We will donate through the local Salvation Army which has set up a triage for the victims of the fire (1,000 homes burned, 200 more damaged, 8 people dead).

So far, I have two knitters and would love to have more of you join.

Pattern will be the Mitered Crosses Blanket. Yarn—whatever will get you gauge. Let’s try to stay with 100% wool.

Anyone else want to join me?


#2

I’d love to join your team, d2knits!
I’m going to be attempting my first mitered cross square for Team 2 soon. I’m from J.V. Team 2.1
When do you want your squares?


#3

@kcknits - fantastic. I don’t have a timeline yet. Let’s say by the end of October? That way we can try to deliver the blanket before Thanksgiving.


#4

@SarahRose can you send me the pattern at d2knits@gmail.com for the mitered square so I can kick off my knitters?


#5

Great idea👍 that timeline will work for me!! I have the pattern already.
Is Lamb’s Pride worsted weight yarn okay? Not 100% wool. 85/15 wool/mohair


#6

If you’d prefer to have all the squares in 100% wool, that’s fine too
That would give me an excuse for my 2nd favorite addiction: yarn shopping😆


#7

I would love to join in as well. :slight_smile:


#8

fantastic. We are up to 4! @kcknits since you have the pattern, can you share it with the rest of us?


#9

I’d prefer 100% wool but won’t be too big of a stickler about it. I’m going to be diving into my stash of Cascade 220.


#10

Just sent the patttern to your email. Pls let me know if you received it (or didn’t?
Karyn


#11

I have it. Thank you. Anyone else need it, send me your email and we will share.


#12

Just messaged you with my email. At least I hope I did, I’m new to these forums.
In the meantime I had another quick question. I know the deadline is end of Oct and you want 100% wool. But do you also have a preference for non Superwash wool?


#13

@bluejeandolly - please, no superwash. I’m going to work in Cascade 220. I would rather have a mix of fibers (Lamb’s Pride worsted weight for example) - than a mix of superwash and not superwash.


#14

Gotcha. All in on the 100% wool. :slight_smile:


#15

I’d like to join, too! I have the pattern - I’m almost finished with my first square for team 2.


#16

Dawn - thrilled to have you! Welcome.


#17

Count me in! Am doing a couple of blocks for Team Blanket 2 and getting the hang of this interesting construction. Will feel good to join a project benefitting Carr fire victims. Do you have preferred colors?


#18

Yeah! and welcome! no thoughts on colors. It will be fun to pull together what comes in the mail.


#19

I have the pattern and some wool. :joy:
and will gladly knit a square. Nell


#20

thank you @nellknits. We are well on our way to our first blanket.