Poncho perfect

The other week we received a donation of a brightly coloured poncho- it was totally lovely and just the perfect thing for the colder weather. It got me thinking that actually, ponchos are the perfect item of clothing to give to those in need as it isn’t a fixed size so, can be shared by siblings.

colourful poncho

So, I thought I would have a go at making a knitted version myself and oh my goodness, it was so simple and such a quick knit- basically knit two rectangles and sew them together, add an edge and attach some tassels. my 5 year old has claimed this one as hers but I plan to make more for some of the girls in Algeria as I know they will adore them!

pink poncho

More brilliant donations have been sent in the past week- here are just a few pics but huge thanks to all those who have given.



Progress is being made on our blanket coats, I hope to show the first creation very soon!  Each one will take approximately 115 knitted/crocheted 5” squares so any help with this would be much appreciated.

Hoping you have a wonderful start to September!

Emma x



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2 responses to “Poncho perfect

  1. Sharon Multani

    Please take a look at http://www.fempads.com. Maybe of use to the sisters there.

    Salam Sharon

    Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

    Algerian Acti

    • Emma

      Wa alaikum salaam Sharon,
      Thank you for the link, I will contact them 🙂
      A few years ago we found some ladies using bin liners as pads and so made a request for supporters to make them for us, which they did and continue to do so.For those that need them they really make a big difference…

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