Monday, March 12, 2018

Sweaters for Syrian Refugee Babies

It's harder every day to watch the news about Syria  from my safe and warm living room, so I jumped at a chance to do some little thing to help.

A friend in my knitting group has offered to deliver baby sweaters and hats to the Salaam Cultural Museum in Seattle for shipping to a Syrian refugee camp in Jordan. The folks at the museum will add the baby garments to boxes made up for new mothers. The boxes also include blankets, diapers, and other baby necessities; then the boxes themselves serve as baby beds. 

Here are the sweaters and hats I have made so far. If you want to help out, just Google "knitting for Syrian refugees." I've listed a few general links at the bottom of the page, but you might want to find some place in your own area that is collecting for the refugees. 

I've also listed some free patterns below, and would like to thank those who made them available online. This helps to keep the cost down for volunteer knitters. Another note: Most of these sweaters were made of leftover yarn from other projects. The first one in the photos below owes a lot to the "sunrise" yarn in my vest, Rabbits at Dawn with Snow Falling

Check out these links for more information.

Knitting for Syrian refugees:

Free baby sweater knitting patterns:

Last two photos above

Flax Light Pullover from Tin Can Knits:
See photos 1, 2, and 4 above

Top Down Baby Raglan Sweater by Carole Barenys on AllFreeKnitting:
I haven't tried this one yet

A Simple Baby Pullover by Erica Kempf Broughton:
Photo 3 above


OmaLindasOldeBaggsandStuftShirts said...

This is such a wonderful thing you are doing. Bless you

Margie's Musings said...

Clair,what a wonderful service you are doing! I wish I could assist too.

Unknown said...

What a lovely thing to do - thank you for the links.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's a wonderful thing to do Clair! The babies (and their mothers will love these!

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

They're beautiful - and I got to see them firsthand! You're doing a wonderful thing.

Florence said...

What a lovely thing to do! If I were a knitter, I would love to participate. I do help refugees here in the Houston area by purchasing items on the Refugee Services of Texas-Houston Amazon Wishlist. I wish the news from Syria were better but it just seems to get worse.