We are always grateful for our supporters and are constantly amazed by the passion of the people around us. So, we're hoping to create new ways for more of our supporters to get involved.

Some of our generous volunteers have given their time to make hundreds of baby jumpers for babies in Sierra Leone.

You can also get involved! Have a try at this baby jumper knitting pattern below.

Please knit with 8ply yarn.  Acrylic yarn is recommended because it is easier to wash in rural Sierra Leone, but wool is fine too if you prefer.  Bright colours, stripes and patterns are all wonderful, but perhaps avoid white and pale colours.

The little jumper is knitted all in one.  Double knit wool is ideal (8ply), using size 5mm needles.

Cast on 44 stiches.  Work 18 rows K2, P2 rib

Work 30 rows stocking stich (1 row plain, 1 row purl)

Cast on 12 stiches at beginning of next 2 rows, and at the same time change to:

K2, P2 (for sleeve)

Rib 22 more rows

Next row: rib 21 cast off 26 stiches, rib 21

Next row: rib 21 cast on 26 stiches, rib 21

Work 22 rows in K2, P2 rib

Cast off 12 stiches at beginning of next 2 rows

Work 30 rows stocking stich

Work 18 rows K2, P2 rib

Cast off.

Sew up side seams.

Our deepest gratitude for your support of our work in Sierra Leone. We travel to Sierra Leone at least every 2 years and we take them with us.

Aminata and Penny would be delighted to collect jumpers from you.  Please call us on 0413 078 495 (Amii) or 0408 291 196 (Penny)


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