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Sit & Knit

When:

Sat 18 Jun 2016, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Auckland War Memorial Museum, Domain Dr, Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Auckland Museum

Wanted: 1000 knitted Peggy Squares by 18 June

The First World War saw the country swept up by fundraising campaigns in support of New Zealand’s allies and soldiers. Knitting bees were held to make socks, mittens and body-belts by the thousand.

Get your needles clicking and join Sarah from Sew Love to put together a peggy square blanket to be donated to Auckland City Mission.

Sit & Knit blanket square.
- Needles: 5mm
- Yarn: 8ply or DK (double knit)
- Step 1. Cast on 30 stitches
- Step 2. Knit every row for 50 rows, or until you have enough to make a square
- Step 3. Cast off 30 stitches

What to do with your peggy squares. Bring your peggy squares into the Museum on or before Saturday 18 June or post them to:
- Sit & Knit
- Auckland Museum
- Private Bag 92018
- Victoria Street West
- Auckland, 1142

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