Projects

Here you can find a list of knitted items requested by the non-profit organizations in Halifax, NS. Pick a project and click on the photo to get more information and a knitting pattern. 
Happy knitting and make your stitches count!

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Knitted Breast Model
Organization: IWK, Family Newborn Unit
Purpose: To teach new families about breastfeeding
Need:
 On-going
Yarn: wool and acrylic

lost mittens
Mittens for child care centre
Organization: any child care centre
Purpose: To keep children’s hands warm during winter
Need:
Seasonal
Yarn: wool and acrylic

Mittens for Southdale North Woodside School
Organization: Southdale North Woodside Elementary
Purpose: To keep children’s hands warm during winter
Need:
Seasonal
Yarn: wool and acrylic

Hats, mittens, scarves, and socks for Halifax Mission to Seafarers
Organization: Halifax Mission to Seafarers and Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Purpose: To provides care packages to mariners during the holiday season (hats, scarves, mittens and socks)
Need:
Seasonal, every winter
Yarn: Machine washable yarns (acrylics, superwash wool and wool blends); not in pastel colours; no pom-poms, tassels, or fringe

Hat, mittens, and socks for Metro Turning Point
Hats, mittens, and socks for Metro Turning Point
Organization: Metro Turning Point
Purpose: To collect 80 pairs of mittens and hats for a homeless shelter
Need: Ongoing. The first batch was donated in Aug, 2013.
Yarn: any yarn

Charity Blanket 4
Blanket squares for Phoenix
Organization: Phoenix
Purpose: To make blankets for homeless and at-risk youth.
Need: seasonal, project will run Dec 2012-December 2016.
Yarn: any machine washable yarn, square size 12″x12″

Cat toys for NS SPCA
Organization: NS SPCA, Halifax Metro Shelter
Purpose: To provide comfort for animals at the shelter.
Need: ongoing.
Yarn: wool or soft acrylic. No buttons or googly eyes, please.

Teddy bears, comfort dolls for IWK
Organization: IWK Health Centre
Purpose: To comfort children who are undergoing surgery, having complicated medical tests done or who just need a bit of extra cheering up.
Need: Fulfilled! (as of Jan 2016)
Yarn: wool or soft acrylic. No buttons or googly eyes, please.

Finger Puppets for IWK
Organization: IWK Health Centre
Purpose: To comfort children who have their blood work and other medical tests done or come for appointments.
Need: ongoing.
Yarn: wool or soft acrylic. No buttons or googly eyes, please.

Purple Baby Hats for IWK
Organization: IWK Health Centre
Purpose: To educate new parents about newborns’ normal crying to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Need: ongoing.
Yarn: any colour, soft acrylic, DK weight since hats are worn indoors after the bath demonstration.

Feel free to email halifaxknitter@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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