25 March 2014

barnardo's barney jumpers

Thanks to Helen who writes the blog Midget Gem Quilts I discovered that Barnardos (Northern Ireland) are looking for knitters to knit jumpers for their Barney Bear. The Barneys with jumpers are to be raffled later in the year as a fundraising event.
So I spent the weekend knitting up jumpers. I was able to have another go at Jeny Staiman's Surprisingly Stretch Bind Off. To see the video of this cast off click here. It is a very clever cast off technique and it is surprisingly stretchy, useful for sock tops, glove ends and in this case neck edges.

The pattern is straightforward enough and is available at local libraries and you can be creative as you want to be to make a unique jumper.

Jumpers have to be finished by the 30th May and again can be left for collection at your local library.
If you need any other information contact Barnardo's Community Fundraiser & Volunteer Manager Karen Kerr telephone 028 9067 2366.
Bye, Ali.


  1. Awe they're gorgeous Ali...so cute and such a good idea!
    V xxx

  2. How cool Ali! They look fab - there'll be some snuggly Barney Bears in zingy outfits!
    Ali x

  3. cute, what a lovely idea, i might try my hand at one of those too x

    1. They are fun to knit, and don't take too long. The vest style has hardly any sewing too!

  4. What a good cause. The bears will look so cute in these x

  5. There are going to be some very well dressed bears around! These are lovely. And it's all for a good cause too.

  6. They're wonderful, and I love the matching scarves too. There's going to be some well dressed bears in those zingy jumpers.

  7. These are really sweet and what a great thing to be involved in. My mum knits all the time and is always knitting for a cause - you knitters are great!! xCathy


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