Knitting A Dressing Gown Love Darg Preview: August 20, 2022

It’s Love Darg time! Show you care by knitting a dressing gown.

Knitting A Dressing Gown: How To

This year we are partnering up with Knit for Peace to ask you to make this dressing gown. This is the perfect way to show that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

The dressing gown consists of 52 squares each measuring 12 cm x 12 cm.

You can use any combination of stitches — garter-stitch, stocking-stitch, textured stitches, cables, solid colours, stripes — whatever you prefer — but we do not recommend lace patterns.

If you would like to crochet, we would suggest double crochet or treble stitches. Work round all four sides to form a square or work in rows, whichever you prefer.

We are asking you to use Double Knitting yarn as a thicker yarn can make the garment too heavy. In addition, you will need 4mm knitting needles or a 4mm crochet hook.

You can vary the size and make a smaller jacket if you prefer.

Knit For Peace

Provided by Knit For Peace.

When they receive these dressing gowns, Knit for Peace will donate them to people in need. With the concerns over fuel bills and keeping warm in the months to come, these dressing gowns are going to be in huge demand.

They are also great for people with mobility problems as they are less of a fall hazard than a blanket.

Knit for Peace also send out donations of yarn to support their work in the community, for example in prisons, women’s refuges and for refugees arriving in the UK.

The People's Friend issue August 17th cover

You will find full details of how to support Knit for Peace with knitting, yarn or a cash donation in this week’s issue.

Plus, for more crafts, visit our Craft section. Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects.

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!