Get knitting for the Windsor Homeless Project!

This term, we are starting an Outreach Program that will include all boys and, hopefully, the whole St. John’s Beaumont School community. 

Giving back and serving others is at the forefront of what we want to teach our boys and, one way in which we embrace that is our Day of Service in the Michaelmas term. During service mass on the 26th of November, we would like to present a set of blankets to the Windsor Homeless Project. We have already collected enough squares to make 3 blankets from last year’s knitting efforts, but we need more!

The blankets are made from 15×15 cm squares, knitted or crocheted. 10 squares are stitched together into a strip.  Finally, with 10 strips of 10 squares we will make up one blanket.  This will be an ongoing drive throughout the year. We are hoping to be in the position to donate blankets on a regular basis throughout the year.

We hope that each square is knitted/crocheted with love and that the whole family gets involved, and most importantly, that each blanket we make will keep people in need warm when they most need it. 

Warm regards,

Ms Dos Santos and Ms Maaren

Pattern for squares

Use 4.5cm needles and double knitting wool if you have:

  • 1st row – Cast on 1 Stitch
  • 2nd row – Increase into this stitch
  • 3rd row – Knit 1 increase into next stitch
  • 4th row – Knit 1 increase into second stitch. Knit to end
  • Continue in this manner till 40 stitches on the needle – knit one row without shaping.
  • Next row – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, knit to end
  • Next row – Knit 1, Knit 2 together, knit to end
  • Continue as above till 1 stitch remains – end off,

Squares must be 15cm x 15cm.