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The Red Scarf Project is back!
Do you love to knit, crochet or weave? Whether you are a beginner, an expert, or somewhere in between, your handiwork can send warmth and encouragement to a foster student! See below for more information on red scarf knitting guidelines.
The handmade red scarves in each of our Valentine’s Day care packages become treasured keepsakes that our students wear for years. The Red Scarf Project offers a unique opportunity to use your creativity to give a truly personal gift to one student as he or she moves forward to graduation and a brighter future.
RED SCARF PROJECT GUIDELINES:
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. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape, tie easily and be soft.
Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red.
Finished & 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, and more.
Susan M. received a large donation of acrylic yarns that is meant for charity knitting. She will be bringing all the skeins that fall under the red/pink hues to knitting Wednesday night at Panera. If you are interested in making a scarf for this charity and need some yarns, please stop by this Wednesday night to pick up a skein or 2 make a scarf.
Please turn all scarves in to an organizer or event host no later than December 13th. I have to put them in the mail on the 14th.
“Your hands are a window into your heart and soul. There is a piece of yourself in every project you make; there is love in every stitch, and a handmade scarf is like a hug. Foster Care to Success’ Red Scarf Project gives us each an opportunity to show that someone out there, even a stranger, truly cares about our foster youth.” - “Master Knitter” Lily Chin, Red Scarf Project spokesperson
The Red Scarf Project is endorsed by Interweave Knits, The National Needle Arts Association, and the Lily Chin Signature Collection.