Indian Roses Blanket Kit

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Designed by Jane Crowfoot in a collaboration with West Yorkshire Spinners

The design uses a mixture of DK weight yarns and a crochet layering technique to achieve the 3D effect of the flowers. A repeated square motif with central flower are combined with half and quarter motifs to achieve the square shape of the blanket

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Size 135cm (53") Square
Material West Yorkshire Spinners Blue Faced Leicester DK, Are Valley Essential DK & Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK
Quantity 28 Balls
Composition Blue Faced Leicester DK (100% wool) - Aire Valley Essential DK (75% wool/25% nylon) - Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK (52% Falkland wool/48% nylon)
Ball Weight Blue Faced Leicester DK (50g) - Aire Valley Essential DK (100g) - Bp Peep Luxury Baby DK (50g)
Yardage/Meterage Blue Faced Leicester (112m) - Aire Valley Essential (230m) - Bo Peep Luxury Baby (112m)
Needle/Hook Size 4mm (US G/6) & 4.5mm (US 7) hooks
Pattern Terminology/Language UK
Equipment Needed Stitch markers, Knitters sewing needle

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This blanket was inspired by Jane's trips to The Green Hotel in Mysore, India, and in particular some decorative tiles on a Victorian wash stand found within the hotel. A £5 donation will be given to the charity for each kit purchased through our web site.

Knit For Peace and The Green Hotel Mysore

Knit for Peace UK is an initiative of the Charities Advisory Trust. It grew out of projects developed in Rwanda and India, which brought together women of traditionally hostile communities (Hutu and Tutsi war widows in Rwanda and Muslim and Hindu women in the slums of Delhi) to knit clothes for street children and orphans. Starting in 1979, the Trust has been finding innovative ways to raise funds for charity ever since. Currently, alongside Knit for Peace, the main projects are The Good Gifts Catalogue, Card AidPeace Oil and The Green Hotel in India. 

The Chittaranjan Palace, built for Mysore's princesses, has been lovingly restored as a charming hotel, which sits in extensive gardens. With formal lawns, shaded pergolas and fringed by majestic trees, the hotel is an oasis of calm. Renovated and furnished using traditional Indian crafts, the hotel offers comfortable surroundings, friendly staff and a restful, creative atmosphere.

The Green Hotel has been set up as a model of sustainable tourism, by the Charities Advisory Trust, a UK charity and all profits are distributed to charitable and environmental projects in India. The hotel also incorporates energy saving initiatives such as solar energy and the use of recycled water for the garden. By finding an economic use for the palace and its historic garden it has been saved from demolition and re-development.

If you would like to find out more about the work of The Charities Advisory Trust and Knit for Peace, which includes the programme of events and craft related workshops organised both in the UK and at The Green Hotel in Mysore, then take a look at the web sites listed below.

www.knitforpeace.org.uk

www.charitiesadvisorytrust.org.uk

If you order the kit on pre-order the money will be taken imediately not at time of dispatch.

Yarns:

West Yorkshire Spinners

Reared, Sheared & Spun in Britain

28 Balls of the following yarns:

Bluefaced Leicester DK

112m [122yds] 100% wool per 50g ball

134 Teal 9 balls
350 Avocado 7 balls
542 Coral 2 balls
662 Mocha 2 balls
289 Honey 1 ball

Aire Valley Essential DK

230m [252yds] 75% wool/25% nylon per 100g ball

010 Cream 2 balls
351 Cardomom 1 ball
653 Brown 1 ball
587 Wine 1 ball

    

Bo Peep Luxury Baby DK


112m [122yds] 52% Falkland wool/48% nylon per 50g ball
686 Under The Sea 2 balls

Also included

1 x branded bag

12 page printed brochure pattern

Equipment:

4mm (US G/6) & 4.5mm (US 7) hooks 

Stitch markers

Knitters sewing needle

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