Monday, 27 February 2012

P/Hop - knit one, make the world a better place

P/Hop stands for "Pennies per hour of pleasure" and is a knitting initiative set up by the Yarn Yard's Natalie Fergie to raise money for Medicins sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders). The idea is that you can download one of their patterns, then make a donation to Medicins san Frontiers according to how many hours of pleasure you reckon you received from knitting the pattern. The scheme is currently working on reaching a total of £40,000 raised to mark MSF's 40th birthday.I'm writing about this as last week I made a pair of socks for a friend's daughter using the Quick and Easy Ribbed Sock pattern from P/Hop and I thought that the scheme was worth promotion. The pattern was clear, comprehensive and everything a sock pattern should be.
However, the patterns on P/Hop cover more than just socks, there are also hats, scarves, mittens, household items, toys and crochet patterns. I would particularly recommend the Cranford Mitts, inspired by the recent BBC series.

It's a win-win situation: we get the pleasure of knitting great patterns and MSF get the funds they need to keep their valuable work going. So happy knitting!

P.S. For those interested the yarn is Regia College 6ply in shade 06503.

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