Stitching for others

We are lucky.  Our passion and craft allows us to create useful, woolly garments and accessories.  When we knit for others, we can wrap friends, family and even strangers in warmth and our care.scarf-projectWe are delighted to be supporting the Warm Wishes Scarf Project.  This holiday season, we can all donate a hand crafted scarf to the collection that will hang at the FoCo Cafe.These scarves will be enjoyed by others in our community that could benefit from their warmth.  Anyone who would like a scarf can take one.  So we crafters have an opportunity to make something special for someone we may never meet.Julie has donated a special collection of all kinds of yarn for anyone interested in making a scarf for this project.  To help get you inspired, we have curated a small collection of fantastic FREE scarf patterns that we think will be as much fun to knit as they will be to wear:

  1. The Noro Striped Scarf from Jared Flood looks fantastic in almost any yarn selection.
  2. The Easy Winter Column Lace Scarf by Ratchadawan Chambers uses a lacy stitch pattern for a feminine look and has a youtube video link to ensure success.
  3. The Baktus designed by Strikkelise, and the Lacy Baktus designed by Terhi Montonen are both elegantly simple and a breeze to work.
  4. Wheat created by tincanknits will allow you to play with texture and make a scarf that is sure to be delightfully warm.
  5. The Irish Hiking Scarf by Adrian Bizilia can provide you with a chance to practice your cabling skills.
  6. And for those of you who want to kick it up a notch, try the brioche stitch with the Reversible Cabled Brioche Stitch Scarf by Saralyn Harvey or Stephen West's Bundled in Brioche.

We hope that you'll find a pattern that appeals to you among the myriad available on Ravelry.  Let us know if we can help you with any unfamiliar techniques and be sure to stop in to pick up some yarn from the skeins that we have available for donation.It will be a pleasure to put our skills to use and ensure that our stitches warm someone in need this winter.