At the end of July Estelle put out this post to Karen Gordon...

Karen I remember opening a box of approximately 50 pairs of hand warmers from you.  If you have any more small balls of yarn we’d love some hand warmers from our star knitter….we have suddenly run out of them.


Several of us jumped on board and said we would like to help out, too.

Please join us with the challenge to



The Barn is currently out of hand-warmers and our volunteers are making distributions without them.

With the current issues with post arriving to The Barn we need to restock our supply of hand-warmers. 

Every year KAS tries to distribute 5,000 blankets to children. These need hand-warmers to go with them.    

Included in this introduction are some hand-warmers that have been posted by member since Estelle's request. 

We are adding them to our total. 


Let's color in our hands to reach 500 pairs of HAND-WARMERS made for the children.

TOTAL - 500+

Thank you everyone...WE DID IT!

Way to Go Team KAS!

You can post a photo or just let us know how

many you will be posting to South Africa.  

KAS PatternBook Links for Hand-warmers



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I've found the odd handwarmer but not sewn it up yet. Will add once its definatley assembled. Also orderd some dk striped yarn to encourage more handwarmer production.

Here is the translation of Mireille’s post.

I promise to knit a dozen pairs of hand warmers by the end of the summer. As soon as I can, I post photos.

Thank you for the translation Marion.

Mireille we are so looking forward to seeing your hand-warmers here and I know they will love receiving them in The KAS Barn in the future.

Bless you.

Merci Amy pour votre chaleureuse réponse : j'ai déjà tricoté 10 chauffe-mains dans des coloris pastels et chinés.
Vous aussi soyez bénie chère Amy.
Je suis désolée de vous compliquer les choses avec le recours à la traduction mais mon anglais n'est pas encore suffisant.

Merci, Mireille.

Here is Mireille’s translation.

Thank you Amy for your warm answer: I have already knitted 10 handwarmers in pastel and mottled colours.

You too, be blessed, dear Amy.

I'm sorry to complicate things with the use of translation, but my English is not yet enough.

No worries about translation.  I get most of it, but a few words pass by me.

Thank you for your generous contribution.

Four time to work on this month's theme.

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2 more pairs knitted, this time in pink and purple fluffy yarn - and now to take a break and crochet a granny square or two for granny square day 

Thanks for letting us know...

Total 63

Just one little pair to add.   I will try to increase production in the coming days.

Love the colours!

I'm trying the crochet pattern now, but it seems to come up very "chunky" compared to knitted...

I think you are right, Sadie.   As with most things, crochet makes a chunkier fabric than knitting using the same yarn, not surprising since it uses more yarn to make the same size.



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