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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:

 

ETHIOPIA

Mrs Wubitu Abere

The Leprosy Mission Ethiopia

PO Box 34590

ADDIS ABABA

ETHIOPIA

 

NEPAL:

Anandaban Hospital

PO Box 151

Kathmandu

NEPAL

 

NIGER:

Saratou Moussa

CSL Danja

SIM

Maradi

NIGER REPBLIC

WEST AFRICA

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA:

The Leprosy Mission PNG

Project Coordinator

PO Box 3041

BOROKO

Port Moresby

PNG

 

  • 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…

Long-time supporter, Tom, delivering hand-knitted items from Australia to a village in Nepal.

Long-time supporter, Tom, delivering hand-knitted items from Australia to a village in Nepal.

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.

 

Sincerely

 

The Leprosy Mission Australia

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