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Another Charity knitting idea

A former member
Post #: 4
I found this on my yarn shop's monthly e-mail. It's simple for even the beginning knitters/crocheters to do.

Each year since 2005, Foster Care to Success has sponsored the Red Scarf Project. From September 1 to December 15 knitters and crocheters create scarves to be sent in Valentine's Day packages to FCS students away and colleges and vocational schools.

Knot Just Knits will be collecting scarves through December 15 to submit. Stop in to pick up your red scarf guidelines and to purchase your yarn!

Knot Just Knits
1107-1109 Westgate | Oak Park, IL 60301
user 9016721
Chicago, IL
Post #: 4
Does it have to be a specific pattern of scarf? I would like to do this (as I already have quite a bit of red yarn), but would just like to get started if possible. Thanks!!
Chicago, IL
Post #: 1
Just grabbed this from the yarn store's site:

Foster Care to Success helps former foster children become successful adults. Each year, FCS awards millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to more than 3,500 students in all 50 states and serves thousands more youth who are still in high school and just starting the college application process. Supported by volunteer mentors and coaches, FCS students have a remarkable 70% graduation rate after five years—three times the rate of other independent students. These former foster youth go on to build productive, successful lives, raising families and, significantly, often becoming volunteers in their own communities. Started in 2005, the Red Scarf Project sends scarves in Valentine’s Day care packages to FCS students away at college or vocational school. FCS provides the following guidelines for making scarves:

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 (the scarves go to both male and female students). Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape and tie easily.

Yarn: DK, worsted weight, or light bully yarns. No lace weight, 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.

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. We also suggest that you include washing instructions and personal messages of encouragement.

Knot Just Knits will collect Red Scarves from September 1 to December 15.
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