Knitting Preview: August 19, 2023

Four examples of scarves Pic: Knit for Peace

It’s Love Darg time again!

Love Darg logoThis week we are asking you to support our Love Darg charity as we partner once more with Knit for Peace.

The Love Darg is “The People’s Friend’s” very own charitable appeal. Its name comes from an old Scots phrase meaning “a day’s work done for love”, and throughout its long life and various incarnations it has stayed true to that founding principle.

This year we are asking you to support the work of Knit for Peace by knitting a scarf or blanket to help keep vulnerable people warm. There is always a huge demand for items like this and our designs in this week’s issue are simple to make.

As well as being easy to do, they are the perfect way to use up odds and ends of yarn.

How You Can Help

Scarf and blanket Pic: Knit for Peace

Pic: Knit for Peace

It is important to make sure that the yarns are all the same weight and that they are machine washable.

If you prefer to follow your own pattern for a scarf or blanket, then that is fine. Crocheted items are welcome, too.

To find out more about the wonderful work Knit for Peace carry out, visit

Full details on how to donate your finished items are in the magazine.

We hope you will help us support Knit for Peace and the invaluable work they do.

Get The Issue

Find the instructions for knitting a scarf or blanket for Knit for Peace in our August 19, 2023 issue of “The People’s Friend”, on sale August 16. The issue is available online or from most major supermarkets and newsagents. Or subscribe to the magazine to get every issue delivered straight to your door! 

See more craft ideas from the “Friend”.