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Colville’s One-of-a-Kind Blankets Knit Together Craft and Community

Thu 1 Apr

The post went live on Instagram on March 25, a year ago: “Calling All Knitters! We need squares in any colour you have at home, using up scraps to help us create an amazing blanket.” The idea, as Colville’s Molly Molloy and Lucinda Chambers explained it, was to give their followers a lockdown activity, to trigger a collective impulse to connect; then they’d put the squares together and auction off the blanket to benefit CADMI, a Milan, Italy, refuge for women suffering from domestic abuse. Before long, Molloy and Chambers had enough squares for five blankets. Next week, two of the five will be offered at Sotheby’s Contemporary Curated auction in London.

Image – Jackie Nickerson