Community Knitting

Requests for Community knitting items abound, there is always a need for whatever you want to knit ~ We do continue to need baby items, preemie hats, and scarves for veterans.

Free yarn, for use in any community service project, is available at all of our meetings. Needles are also available. If you need any please ask.

Please bring completed items to the Community Knitting Table at the beginning of Guild Meetings

Suggested Knitting Schedule

MONTH
ITEMS
NOTES
November Scarves, Hats, Mittens Pattern Suggestions Below
December Knitted Knockers PIMA COTTON ONLY
January Layettes: Sweater, Hat, Blanket Set Pattern Suggestions Below
February Layettes: Sweater, Hat, Blanket Set Pattern Suggestions Below
March Layettes: Sweater, Hat, Blanket Set Pattern Suggestions Below
April Chemo Caps Pattern Suggestions Below
May Stoma Bibs Pattern Suggestions Below

Preemie Hats needed

NICU’s and hospitals are so appreciative of our preemie caps ~ they love getting them in multiple sizes and in all colors. We have had a specific request from Strong NICU for themed preemie hats for the seasons. They would love pumpkin and apple hats for fall, Christmas/ holiday hats, and perhaps red/white/blue for Memorial Day and/or the Fourth of July. The link above has several free preemie cap patterns for Community Knitting.

Scarf Patterns for Veterans

Please check link for information and pattern

helmet liners for soldiers

Please check link for information and pattern

Call for Mittens

Every year the Rochester Public Library puts out a call for mittens, to be distributed with books around Christmas time. The Rochester Knitting Guild has participated in donating to this program for the last several years, and encourages members to participate again this year! A free pattern is on the link above, and one for 2 needle mittens can be found here

Call for Mittens, Scarves, Hats, Lap Robes

Many organizations ask for donations of hand knitted hats, scarves, mittens, lap robes, or any other garment or accessory, to distribute at Christmas time. Know that any item you contribute will be more than appreciated and will go where it is needed. Free patterns are all over the internet ~ this is just one link to start with.

Stoma Bibs

Please check link for information and pattern

Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club will be collecting anything child size this winter. Hats, scarves, sweaters, mittens anything you’d like to knit. A few free patterns are available on the link above. Other free patterns can be found on the LionBrand site as well as on the Knitting Help site.

Knitted Knockers 

Knitted knockers are an alternative for women who have had
mastectomies but have not had reconstructive surgery. Knitted knockers are a soft, comfortable, light alternative to traditional breast prosthetic. They can be worn with most regular bras and can be worn shortly after surgery. They are made by volunteers, and are adjustable for those going through reconstruction. Our purpose is to connect volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors to offer FREE knitted knockers. http://www.knittedknockers.org/ to request a pair of knitted knockers to learn how to help provide them.

Chemo Caps

The Erna’s Hope organization donates the comfort bags to women battling
cancer. The comfort bag contains such items as a head scarf and chemo cap
which can be used when chemotherapy causes hair loss, a journal and many
personal care  items.  Washable yarn is a must and shades of teal, blue and
white are the preferred colors.

Crochet Pattern
Knitting Patterns