Hello and thanks for visiting my blog. I have been knitting on and off for 50 years and I recently learned to crochet. I love looking for wool bargains and making them into something useful. I mainly knit for charity. I occasionally knit for myself and family members if I find a really good pattern or if they ask nicely!!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Preemie knitting.....

I went through a phase of knitting for preemie babies and angels a while ago.  I count myself very lucky that I have no personal experience of premature birth or losing a baby.  But I enjoy (if that's the right word) knitting for these babies.  Apart from being a worthwhile cause, these items can be knitted in as little as one hour and are a great way to use up scraps of yarn.

This collection has been ready to post for some time.  I used to send my preemie items to a London based organisation.  But the lady who valiantly tries to run it on her own is having a rest at the moment.  I belong to the Loving Hands group and could send them there.  But I am always aware that sending parcels all the way to Scotland involves a lot of road miles and so I only do that as a last resort.  

This morning I came across the Preemies UK website.  This organisation is based in Droitwich and is much closer to where I live.  It seems to be a thriving group and they are currently in need of blankets and other preemie items.   That was music to my ears.  I packed a parcel and trekked out into our unseasonal snowy weather to post it.

The little lilac cardigan was knitted from the following  pattern and I can recommend it because it is knitted in one piece with very little sewing required.  


  1. My daughter was a little 'preemie' - born 11 weeks early! I remember using dolls patterns to get cardigans small enough to fit her as I couldn't find many premature baby patterns all those years ago.

    So, on behalf of all the Mums & Dads (& the babes, too, of course) can I say a big THANK YOU for all your hard work! :-)

  2. Una, these are beautiful and will be very much appreciated - well done xx

  3. That little lilac cardigan really caught my eye - it's lovely. What a very good cause and a good use of yarn.

  4. So sweet Una I love making preemie things too. Have you thought about cuddles they are always glad to receive these items too. :)

    1. Thanks, Linda. I just checked the Cuddles website and found out they are very near to me. I might knit my next preemie items for them, and they have some easy crochet patterns listed as well.

  5. That's such a nice thing for you to do and those are lovely projects. I'm sure the families really appreciate them.


Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. You are a star.