International postage rates for sending your knitted squares
Please follow the
international postage instructions
for sending your knitted squares carefully, to make certain they arrive in South Africa safely and in good condition.
Here are USA postage rates and those for Canada and the UK. We will add other international postage rates as we receive the information.
While we originally advised sending only one square and no more than three, to ensure the squares arrived safely in South Africa, it is obviously more economical to send more than three in many cases. There is currently no evidence of post going astray, so until we advise differently, you may wish to take advantage of sending more knitted squares in parcels or boxes.
If you do send large parcels, please advise us of your despatch date by email (email@example.com), thank you.
USA Postage Rates
We are still gathering information about the USA postage rates, but here is what we have to date.
3 squares mailed in a 8.5 x 5" envelope: between $3.85 and $4.40
Any other information would be gratefully received and you can input it into
. Thank you.
Canadian Postage Rates
1 square in a business envelope costs $2.36 Canadian
+ tax to send
The 'small packet rate' to send more squares per packet is cheaper.
By Canada Post's definition, a small packet is any envelope or box with a total dimension of 90 cm. or less (height+width+length).
Charges for a small packet are by weight - 0 to 250 gm. Cost is $6.22 Canadian to send and there is no tax on international mail over $5.00
A 10x13" Kraft envelope, plus 1 Ziploc, plus 6 squares weighs 216 gm, so you might even squeeze in a 7th square. This would reduce the effective mail cost per square to between 78 cents (7 squares per envelope) and $1.04 (6 squares per envelope) as compared to the $2.36 cost for one square.
UK Postage Rates
1 square in standard envelope, 100 gm - 99p
4 squares plus zip lock bag, in A4 envelope - £1.62
If you have any further information on international postage rates for the USA and other countries knitting squares around the world, please input it too into
And of course the added benefit is the more squares, the more blankets, the more