2015 ‘FISH N CHIP’ BABIES NEED OUR HELP

HELPING BABIES AND CHILDREN IN POVERTY IN UGANDA, KENYA & SOUTH AFRICA

Newborn babies many of them suffering from Aids, are being called “fish n chips babies” because many are sent home from hospital wrapped in newspaper for warmth. They need our help. In order to assist these tiny babies we are asking you to knit a small jumper/beanie hat which will be sent to Africa to keep little children warm. Average knitters can complete a jumper in an evening; it’s an easy, quick pattern.

Instructions

Use only double knitting wool.

No pastels or white please, as these garments may never be washed.

Bright and mixed colours are best, or stripes.

Jumper/Vest:

  • double knitting wool
  • 5mm needles (tight knitters) or 4.5mm needles (loose knitters)
  • Cast on 44 stitches
  • 18 Rows in K2, P2 rib
  • Work 30 Rows stocking stitch (1 row plain, 1 row purl)
  • Cast on 12 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows and at the same time change to K2, P2 (for sleeve)
  • Rib 22 more rows.
  • Next row: Rib 21, cast off 26 stitches, rib 21
  • Next row: Rib 21, cast on 26 stitches, rib 21
  • Work 22 rows in K2, P2 rib
  • Cast off 12 stiches at beginning of next 2 rows
  • Work 30 rows stocking stitch
  • Work 18 rows, K2, P2 rib
  • Cast off

Beanie:

  • double knitting wool
  • 5mm needles (tight knitters) or 4.5mm needles (loose knitters)
  • Cast on 64 stitches
  • Work 14 rows in (K 1, P 1) rib.
  • Knit 24 rows, or work until 11 cm from cast-edge
  • Shape Crown as follows:
    Row 1 : K 6 K 2 tog; repeat to end of row (56stitches)
    Row 2 : Knit.
    Row 3 : K 5, K 2 tog; repeat to end of row. (48 stitches).
    Row 4 : Knit
    Row 5 : K 4, K 2 tog; repeat to end of row (40 stitches)
    Row 6 : Knit
  • Continue decreasing in this manner until (K 1, K 2, tog) has been completed and 16 stitches remain
  • Knit 1 Row
  • Break yarn and thread through remaining 16 stitches