Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Red Scarf Project

Its simple, they need more scarves!
The Red Scarf season is upon us. Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package to a foster youth student enrolled in college or trade school. The OFA will take scarves from September 1-December 15, 2009. Approximately 3,500 scarves are needed. They have only about half right now, so get your needles clicking!

Some free unisex patterns here.

The mailing address is:
Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project

21351 Gentry Drive

Sterling, VA 20166

Don't forget to include a fun note.

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.

Child rainbow scarf
Noro Silk Garden Sock
Addi US 4