Friday, November 27, 2009

Red Scarf Project

So I saw this on my friend's blog... well I take that back, first she told me about it over an awesome Thanksgiving dinner with her future in-laws and then she blogged about it. Anyway, the Red Scarf Project is an charity project for children who have grown to old for the foster care system and are now off to college. There are a few stipulations regarding the nature of the scarves, but it is a great program that is sadly below the needed number. They still need 1500 scarves by December 15th! So if you have a spare moment to knit or crochet a unisex scarf, check out the Red Scarf Project and give a little back this Christmas and potentially rid yourself of some stash you had lying around.

Here are some more details:

Scarf Size: Approximately 60″ long and 5″ to 8″ wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front.

Style: Think unisex collegiate. Ask yourself if your son, brother, and/or husband would enjoy receiving the scarf. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape and tie easily.

Yarn: Preferably DK, double fingering-weight, worsted weight, or light bully yarns. No laceweight, super-chunky, or mohair yarns as there are many people who find mohair too itchy. The yarn should be soft.

Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red. Other unisex colors, including black, navy, teal, olive or gold are also welcome.

Finished and tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, burger bucks, books of stamps, etc.

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