Knit a Square moved into what we loving call The Barn in 2015.  It is located in Randburg, not far from our post office.  This is a very large space that allows us to sort all the post, make blanket packs, stack blankets, and most important create our wonderful KAS cakes.  Our volunteers show up on Tuesday morning around 9:00am and work their magic until about 3:00pm.  Themba has already collected the post, and often times will make a distribution on Tuesdays.  

Please know that the Barn is a success due to all our contributors, financial donors and volunteers.  Without your ongoing support we would find it difficult to carry on.

Thank you all for everything.

Check in to this discussion frequently to see the latest news and photos from The Barn.  Many thanks to our marvelous reporter, Estelle for bringing the fun of The Barn to us.

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That’s such an incredible story Sadie. Is Jane is a first time contributor I don’t recollect receiving post from her. It just goes to show what an amazing KAS family we have. 
Thanks for sharing. 
Thanks for the cardigans we will find a home for them. 

Yes, it was her first time sending something, and she was getting worried that the package hadn't arrived. Jane also didn't know about the forum here. but was excited to see the photos. 

The Barn had some visitors pop in today with goodies and we received photos from Sister Sue and precious newborns wearing our KAS special items.  Here is Estelle's newsy report.

Opening Day at the KASbarn September 20 2022.
We finished opening last weeks post and were delighted to hear from the Post Office that we can except a BIG post next week….something to look forward to. Hopefully many of our contributors will be able to recognize their parcels or see photos of what’s arrived.
Viv and Themba delivered blankets for a Sunday distribution and Wandi and I packed for our upcoming distributions.
Gill and Carmen from Waterval visited us today with 11 stunning blankets. 
Elaine also arrived with some beautiful squares she makes from odd bits and recycled yarn. We love the fact that you staying and helping us each time you visit us. Thank you. 
Elaine and Wandi admiring the fabulous blankets, hand warmers, a pink teddy and variegated yarn from Wendy Hinson. Thank you.
Ana popped in with 30 super blankets and suddenly she disappeared- I didn’t even say goodbye to you. 😢 Such a super blanket Ana.
Audrey brought about 10 lovely blankets to add to the cake.Ronda and Liz enjoying Audrey’s show and tell.
Liz’s turn to add to the cake - every little boy will love that dump truck and the fabulous squares from Amy to make this special blanket.
Beautifully knitted squares.
Ooh it’s beautiful and soft…..
It was another happy morning in the barn - we missed you today Lindi.
Some adorable photos the Ward sister from Bara sent to Ronda. She was so excited to receive 4 huge bags of infant wear from Sister Sue. 

Lovely to see a little baby in some pretty knitwear.

Also, yay! Good to see some parcels from me are arriving, will help restock the handwarmers. This parcel is the last one I sent in August via Airmail. I hope the Sea mail one's will catch up soon.

Love the turtle blanket too. So much lovely colour.

Oh how sweet!A little baby!!!Adorable!

so glad that the stocks are being replenished !

Super report of the goings on over there - it amazes me how tidy you folk keep that Barn!!   Experts in your realm indeed.   Thanks also for showing the baby knits now on the skin of these fresh born babes Xx

Hello !

Can you give me please pattern's baby clothes layette of photos sent by Sister Ward de Bara : I need  size of knittings  for to knit baby's sweaters. Very sorry for my  gibberish !

Hi Mireille is this the pattern you are looking for?

Fish & Chip Baby Jumper - knitting pattern

Many babies in Africa are sent home wrapped in newspaper to keep them warm. The Fish &
Chip Baby Jumper initiative provides jumpers and hats to keep these babies warm.
The jumpers are very easy to knit and can be knitted in one piece.
Bright coloured stripes look attractive and are good for using up small oddments of wool.
Please don’t use white or baby pastels as they are unlikely to be washed.
Thank you for your support.

Jumper Pattern (Knitted all in one)
Using double knitting wool and No.4mm needles
Cast on 44 stitches
Work 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 stitches at beginning of next 2 rows
Work 30 rows stocking stitch
Work 18 rows, K2, P2 rib
Cast off and sew up side seams

Mille fois merci Wendy : c'est tout à fait ce que je recherchais et vos conseils sont bienvenus

Merci encore Wendy : je suis en train de terminer un pull fish and chip : est-ce que KAS transmet à Soeur Ward de Bara petits pulls, bonnets et couvertures pour les bébés ? Pouvez-vous aussi nous informer un peu plus sur la mission de cette Soeur s'il vous plait. Sans doute travaillez-vous ensemble son association caritative et KAS ?

Ces pulls sont très simples à réaliser et permettent beaucoup de fantaisie aussi : j'ai cru comprendre qu'à une époque beaucoup ont été tricotés en Grande Bretagne d'où leur nom !!!

I think KAS passes on baby items to Sister Ward for distribution, but I am not sure, can someone else let us know?

Thanks. Glad you are enjoying knitting the pattern Mireille.



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