The folks at Knot Just Yarn in Burlington, WA came up with an idea of knitting an afghan to raise funds for the families of the 4 slain Lakewood, WA police officers. They have spoken to the Lakewood Police Department and gotten their blessing. Apparently sometime in the near future there will be auction to raise funds. If you wish to participate in creating squares for the afghan, here's the info...
The yarn needs to be Cascade 220 Superwash ecro #817, dye lot #8249.4.5 stitches per inch on #7 0r #8 needles.Cast on 54 stitches. Knit 8 rows (4 garter ridges), then with RS facing Row 1 - Knit Row 2 - K4, purl to last 4 stitches, K4
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 11” from cast on edge, then K 8 rows (4 garter ridges) and bind off loosely. Square should measure 12”
Mail or bring to
Knot Just Yarn 113
East Fairhaven Avenue
Burlington WA 98233
They have the yarn available for pick up in the shop (if you traveling near Burlington) at no charge. They would like to get these squares back right away so they can block and put afghan together and present to Lakewood PD next week. If they get lots of squares they will also put them together for additional afghans to be auctioned. For more information contact Becky at Knot Just Yarn.
Please help spread the word to anyone you think would be interested in knitting a square.