Send Knitted Bandages
Knitted bandages are a real blessing. Leprosy Mission field workers use them in treating people affected by leprosy and disability. They also give them to the patients as they can be washed and re-used.
The Leprosy Mission Australia currently cannot accept knitted bandages at the national office, but you can send yours directly to the field!
Direct addresses below:
Mrs Wubitu Abere
The Leprosy Mission Ethiopia
PO Box 34590
PO Box 151
PAPUA NEW GUINEA:
The Leprosy Mission PNG
PO Box 3041
- Include a little note to tell them who you are and where you are from.
- Be assured that your contribution is a part of a wider ministry to people affected by leprosy, who are touched that people in Australia care enough to do this for them.
- Ask the post office to use a receipt label instead of stamps.
Need a knitting pattern? See below…
KNITTED BANDAGES FOR LEPROSY PATIENTS (Cotton preferred)
# For 3—4 ply cotton bandages (any colour):
Tension: 20-22 stitches (depending on your tension)
Needle size: size 10-12 needles
Width: 6-8 cm wide (no wider)
Length: One metre knitted in garter stitch (plain knitting)
Decrease at both ends of the needle for last 8 rows to form a point. Crochet a single chain, 50 cm long, thread through point, fix at the point with a knot – leaving two single ‘ties’ approximately 25cm each. (Narrow tape or ribbon could be used instead of crochet chain)
Marilyn, a keen knitter and The Leprosy Mission Australia supporter, suggests her version of the pattern:
YARN : Acrylic, cotton or other non – wool yarn (8 Ply good )
NEEDLES : Old Size 8 or 4 mm
PATTERN : for * Ply
Cast on 22-25 stitches, Using Garter Stitch Knit till 1 M long, Then cast off 1 stitch at beginning each row till no stitches remain.
Using crochet hook and chain stitch make a tie approx 40 cms long. Finish off ends.
May God bless you as you serve Him in blessing others.
The Leprosy Mission Australia