We need your knitting help

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This crochet and knitting help page has been set up for you to contribute any crochet and knitting techniques and tips you think may benefit the many others visiting the site, and especially, those learning how to knit or crochet. Knitting techniques could be anything from how to pick up a dropped stitch to tips to keep your work even.

Teaching children to knit and crochet
The Teachers and Parent Resource has been developed to encourage children of school going age to learn how to knit (and why to give at the same time). Your help will be much appreciated by them. Here's a wonderful example of what we hope to achieve in many thousands of schools around the world.

Easy knitting patterns
It would be great if you would share with us any simple crochet or knitting pattern for pretty squares, that others would enjoy to knit.

Postal instructions
It will also serve as the place we can collect postal instructions and costs for different countries around the world, and any other ideas to improve on getting the maximum number of squares to Africa in the shortest possible time.

Any great ideas?
We recently had a letter from Anne in Canada, who suggested that non-knitters could be involved too by organising prepaid envelopes for the knitter's squares. Now that's a great partnership idea.

The contributions will appear as a link list at the bottom of the content form below, so if you are looking for knitting hints, just scroll to the bottom of the page, (although it may take a while to collect these tips). Thank you for your assistance in getting more squares, better done, more quickly to Africa. In the meantime, here is our knitting help to start with. Every square helps and will end up in a blanket for an abandoned child or AIDS orphan.

Knitting for profit
If any of you want a way to make some money to pay for the postage and a bit more besides, here is a terrific ebook to help you do just that. Click here to purchase.