See our Latest Creations.
Please join us for our 2014 October Knit-A-Long
Gingerbread House Stocking
by Phyll Lagerman
Stockings don’t get any sweeter than this. Gumdrops and candy canes adorn this merry gingerbread house for a keepsake you’ll treasure for seasons to come.
Skill level Intermediate
• 1 skein 220 by Cascade Yarns, 100% Peruvian Highland wool (220 yds/100g) in each of colors 8010 Natural (A), 2413 Red (B), 9471 Amber (C)
• Small amount of green, orange, and yellow yarn (for gumdrops)
• U.S. size 5 (3.75mm) 16" circular and set of 5 DPNs, or size required for gauge
• U.S. size 6 (4mm) 16" circular needle
• Yarn needle
For the perfect finish, purchase the Gingerbread House Stocking kit!
Appearing in: Love of Knitting Holiday Knits 2014
We will be knitting this KAL starting October 11th, 2014 2p - 4p at the table and continuing every Saturday for 4 weeks (you do not have to be present to participate.)
Knit N Purl is participating with Operation Christmas Child as our 2014 Charity Focus.
The world’s largest Christmas project of its kind, Operation Christmas Child uses gift-filled shoeboxes to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to needy children around the world.
Since 1993, the Samaritan’s Purse project Operation Christmas Child has collected and delivered more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to children in more than 100 countries. In 2014, Operation Christmas Child hopes to collect enough shoebox gifts to reach another 10 million children.
Individuals, families and groups fill empty shoeboxes with gifts of toys, school supplies, hygiene items and notes of encouragement. During National Collection Week, Nov. 18-25, 2013, Samaritan’s Purse will collect the gift-filled shoeboxes at more than 3,500 drop-off sites in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Operation Christmas Child also offers the opportunity year-round to pack personalized shoe boxes online. Go to samaritanspurse.org and click on Operation Christmas Child to build a box by selecting toys and gift items, writing a note of encouragement, and “packing” them in a shoebox.
After the boxes are prepared for overseas shipment at eight major processing centers across the United States—Atlanta; Boone, N.C.; Charlotte; Dallas; Denver; Honolulu; Minneapolis; and Orange County, Calif.—Samaritan’s Purse and its partners will deliver the gifts to children in more than 100 countries on six continents.
Donors can find out the country where their shoebox gifts are delivered by using the donation form found at samaritanspurse.org. Click on Support and Follow Your Box.
Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts are collected in the United States, Australia, Austria, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
More than 500,000 volunteers worldwide, with over 100,000 of those in the United States, are involved in collecting, shipping and distributing shoebox gifts.
Knit N Purl and Operation Christmas Child
How can we participate with Knit N Purl?
We are going to collect hats to go inside the shoeboxes. While we are not going to pack individual shoeboxes, we are going to create hats (or scarves/gloves) to be added to shoeboxes that someone else packs. We will send these to the processing center where volunteers there will add them to the boxes before they are sent to the children.
These shoeboxes are often the only Christmas present these children get. This is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit and use your skills for a great cause. While you will probably never see the child wearing the item you make, they will know that someone cared enough to make it for them.
There is no required yarn or pattern. You can make any hat you choose with any yarn. Pick any color you want. Add a pompon on top? Up to you. Add ear-flaps on the side? Up to you. Have fun and make this an enjoyable experience that will touch the life of a child in ways you can not imagine.
Need yarn? We have plenty. There are 2 yarns we suggest: Comfort and Worsted Tapestry. Both of these yarns are on sale 20% off and would make great hats. Join us to knit or crochet a hat for this wonderful charity.
You are welcome to sit at the table and knit/crochet any time we are open. Phyllis has set aside some special times to be at the table and knit hats with everyone. Please come join her at the table and work on your hats. Click here to check out the schedule.