Knitting needles work overtime at Patrician Brothers' College

All wrapped up: About 30 students from Patrician Brothers College Fairfield are putting their knitting skills to good use. Picture: Simon Bennett

All wrapped up: About 30 students from Patrician Brothers College Fairfield are putting their knitting skills to good use. Picture: Simon Bennett

THE knitting needles have been working overtime at Patrician Brothers' College, Fairfield with a group of keen lads taking part in this year's Wrap With Love.

The students have spent many hours knitting squares to make large wraps for donation to those in need of a little warmth.

Learning support co-ordinator Sue Thomson said the boys would spend up to five hours knitting one square.

"We hold this extracurricular activity four times a week in terms 2 and 3," she said.

"And so far, we've made 14 wraps."

"We're hoping to make 25 wraps before heading into the ABC studios in Sydney to hand over the blankets for people in need."

Yousif Botros, 15, said he decided to take part because he wanted to help people.

"I do crochet, which is easier than knitting, and I find it a stress relief," he said.

"It's like creating a piece of art."

His classmate Daniel Termprayoon agreed.

He said he got involved to keep himself occupied in the mornings, as well as contributing to charity.

"I've had experience with knitting in the past," Daniel said.

"When I was younger, I would sit next to my grandmother and try to help her knit, so when this opportunity came up I thought why not give it a go."

The 12-year-old said although it took hours to finish a square, it was a rewarding experience.

"Knowing that it will help someone in need is a great feeling," he said.

For more information about this year's Wrap With Love, visit tinyurl .com/wraplove.

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