It takes 35, 8 inch (20 centimetre) squares to make one blanket for an AIDS orphan.
Many members of Knit-a-Square are fiber artists. They create magnificent images on a canvas of wool to the delight of all who see them.
The most important square for the orphans of South Africa however, is the
A Plain Jane is a simple one yarn, one stitch square. When possible we sew one artistic square with 34 Plain Janes to make our blankets.
One of our members, Anne from Canada, has written a beautiful poem that explains of the importance of “PJs”:
THE “PLAIN JANE SQUARE”
I’m just a ‘plain Jane’ square
Nothing fancy, nothing grand!
Just a ‘plain Jane’ square,
Made by a loving hand.
You think I’m not important?
Well, think again, my friend!
‘Cause many other ‘plain Janes’
When they’re joined end to end
Wrap ‘round them on cold days,
And tell them that they’re loved
In, oh, so many ways!
Even if you have never knit or crocheted before, you can master a Plain Jane in no time!
Won’t you give it a try? Here are the links to free KAS patterns: