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Knitting magazines Simply Knitting and The Knitting are supporting Refuge as their charity of choice this year. Refuge provide invaluable, sometimes even life saving, support to woman and children suffering from domestic violence.


More details can be found here. From that page: Sandra Horley, CBE and CEO of Refuge, says: “Domestic violence is the biggest issue impacting on women and children in this country. The statistics are shocking – two women are killed each week by a current or former partner in England and Wales and hundreds more women suffer in silence. Raising awareness of domestic violence is a crucial part of Refuge’s work which is why we’re delighted to be supported by Simply Knitting and The Knitter. The blankets will mean a great deal to the women and children who receive them, many of whom leave home with little more than the clothes they are wearing.”


If you want to contribute you can send blankets directly to Refuge, or you can contribute knitted or crochet 6 inch squares to the Simply Knitting Offices, Simply Knitting, Units 1 & 2 Cotterell Court, Monmouth Place, Bath BA1 2NP, where they will kindly stitch together individual squares. Deadline is Christmas. More information can be found on my regular haunt Mumsnet.


The book 200 crochet blocks by Jan Eaton is a great resource for a variety of squares if you want some inspiration. I hope you can contribute to this worthy cause.