Archive for Socks

Wool-Aid Helps Children in Kazakhstan

Wool-Aid is again supporting children in orphanages in Akkol and Urupinka, Kazakhstan, where temperatures reach -40 degrees in midwinter. We are partnering with the Motherless Child Foundation to help provide warm, woolen socks and mittens to the children there.


Wool-Aid focuses on the older children, sending larger sizes of socks and mittens to help keep them warm in these extremely cold temperatures.

Wool-Aid Supports the Dulaan Project

Wool-Aid is pleased to continue its support of children in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia through the Dulaan Project. We coordinate with FIRE (Flagstaff International Relief Effort), whose staff in Ulaanbaatar organizes the distribution.

Dulaan Project

Winters in Mongolia are brutal, with temperatures that rarely get above freezing and that can often dip to -40 degrees at night. The capital city, Ulaanbaatar, is the coldest capital in the world.

Wool-Aid sends hats, mittens, socks, sweaters, vests, and blankets to the children to help keep them warm in these extreme conditions.

Wool-Aid Pattern Spotlight

Wool-Aid is announcing two new patterns — the Keep Me Warm Sweater and How to Knit Basic Socks for Charity — plus an update of the classic Keep Me Warm Vest:

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These new and updated patterns can be downloaded from the Patterns page on the Wool-Aid website. Each of the 29 patterns available there meets Wool-Aid guidelines as written, with no modification needed. They were all designed by members of the Wool-Aid community on Ravelry and are included with permission; these patterns are free for charity, non-profit, and personal use.

All items created with these patterns for Wool-Aid should be knit with 80%+ wool yarns, according to Wool-Aid Guidelines.

Our current focus is on sweaters, and there are several sweater patterns available on the Wool-Aid Patterns page, in addition to the newly released Keep Me Warm Sweater:

Big Kids Bulky Mock Turtleneck
Child’s Top-Down Henley
Child’s Placket Pullover with Collar
Child’s Pullover with Attached Scarf
From the Top Mock Turtleneck
Keep Me Warm Sweater
Lattice Wrap Shawl-Collared Sweater
Scrap Wrap Shawl-Collared Sweater
Steppe Sweater
The Steppe Ahead Sweater
Waffles for Brunch Sweater