Monday, November 4, 2013

Foster Care to Success' Red Scarf Project

November Newsletter: A FREE Pattern & KAL

Red Scarf Project

Foster Care to Success (FC2S) is the oldest and largest nonprofit organization working solely with college bound foster youth.  For over 30 years through scholarships and support they have helped these students navigate the tricky waters of academia, achieve fiscal responsibility, determine career goals & create friendships.  Little things make a big difference in the life of a college student, and sometimes they make ALL the difference.  This holiday season please join me in supporting these college students by knitting a Red Scarf for FC2S's Red Scarf Project.
On Valentine's Day FC2S sends these handknit Scarves in care packages, the scarves become treasured keepsakes that 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 they move forward to graduation.
Your Red Scarf can be knit in any pattern and in any weight yarn so to support this charitable cause I have written a Free Scarf Pattern: the "Teach a Friend to Knit Scarf" and am offering 40% off all my red yarn! 
Cascade Eco+ - Valentine
Cascade Lana D'Oro Paints - Red Mix
Karabella Boise - Mauve #64
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock - Robot Overlord
Lorna's Laces Honor - Ysolda Red or Robot Overlord
Lorna's Laces Bullfrogs & Butterflies - Poppy
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light - Wilted Rose
Malabrigo Merino Worsted - American Beauty, Amoroso, Ravelry Red and Vermillion
Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted - Love Potion #5, Burgundy, Love Potion #2, Wedding Dress, Love Potion #6.9, Firebird, La Boheme and Lip Rouge
Serendipitous Ewe Fate Fingering - Autumn Glow



Size: approximately 60” long x 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 Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, and more.
Mail to: Foster Care to Success, Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130 
Sterling, VA 20166

NOTE: Scarves are accepted up to December 15th.
I've started a Red Scarf Project KAL in my Ravelry group, and would love for you to join us.

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