Monday, March 21, 2011

Patterns For Christchurch

Although it was nearly a month ago that the devastating earthquake hit Christchurch it is lovely to see that so many people are still 100% behind the people of canterbury and want to help them rebuild their homes and their lives.
There are several very talented and generous local designers who are supporting the people of Christchurch by donating money from their pattern sales to the cause, so take a look, buy or gift a pattern and help get Christchurch back on it's feet.

The lovely Julia of Just One WIP is donating 100% of the pattern sales of her gorgeous Teacher's Pet design to the Red Cross for Christchurch until the end of April 2011.  Teacher's Pet is a beautiful wee dress with many different style options available in sizes 3-6m to 4 years and knitted in 8ply or 10ply yarn.  This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry or via her blog above.
Teacher's Pet 
 Also if you get in before the end of March you can buy any of the patterns designed by Rachel Evans and again know that 100% of the proceeds go to the Red Cross Christchurch Earthquake Fund.  Rachels's patterns include the Kaia Babydoll, Spring Butterfly and Paige Babydoll as well as dolly sized versions of these.
Kaia Babydoll
Spring Butterfly
Paige Babydoll
Another member of our local knit group and designer Catherine Hall is donating all proceeds from her patterns until the end of march.  She has some beautiful hat patterns available in baby, child and adult sizes including the Seaspray Bonnet and Gingham and Lace Bonnet.  Catherine will also soon be releasing a new pattern which will be an ongoing fundraiser for the Women's Refuge.
Seaspray Bonnet
Gingham and Lace Bonnet
And finally the donation period has just ended for the Tiki Mittens pattern by Genny Stevens raising a total of $540 for earthquake relief.  I was lucky enough to be gifted this pattern during the donation period and I can't wait to have the time to knit it.


  1. Hi there, I love that spring butterfly pattern, what yarn is that? I just love the colours!

    1. Thanks Wendy, I didn't knit that one but I'm sure the yarn is a variegated by The Wool Company in NZ. It may be a colourway that is now discontinued.