|Rachel B. displays the bandage she is knitting|
with crochet thread for the
D.O.V.E. Fund Bandage Brigade Project
The D.O.V.E. Fund has a Bandage Brigade for creating crocheted or knitted bandages for Vietnamese people suffering from leprosy. The bandages are created with white, cream, or ecru size 10 crochet cotton. The knitted version is 28 stitches wide (approximately 4 inches) and 40 inches long - all garter stitch for easy knitting.
|one bandage finished and laundered|
another bandage started
Information on the project and instructions for knitting or crocheting the bandages can be found here.
According to the website, the handmade bandages breathe well and can be sterilized for reuse.
When finished, the bandages must be laundered, rolled, and secured with a large safety pin. I'll knit four or five before sending them to the Bandage Brigade headquarters.
Won't you consider knitting or crocheting one or more of these much-needed bandages.