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Teddies

Knitting
any DK/light worsted weight yarn
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
US 6 - 4.0 mm
This pattern is available for free.

The project was started by Women’s Royal Voluntary Services
workers (W.R.V.S.). They started to knit teddy bears and
their first batch went to Sudan in 1985, where the
Emergency Care for Children (ECC) nurses were setting up
a temporary orphanage in a refugee camp for 2,000
children with tuberculosis.

The teddies were such as success that more were requested.
Soon teddies were sent to Peru, Uganda, Zambia, Jamaica, Armenia,
Calcutta, Thailand, Romania, Croatia, Albania and to Nepal.

Doctors who treat children in the third world found that the
teddies were sometimes as important to healing, as the
medicines, and of course each child gets to keep the teddy,
so a continual supply is needed.

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