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LOTS of Yarn to a Good Cause

Are you a good cause?  Do you knit, crochet and/or use yarn for charity?  Could you use a bunch of free yarn?

Get Free Yarn For Your Good Cause!

In partnership with Bernat and Patons, YarnCanada.ca is looking to give away some free yarn to folks that do charity yarn-work.

If you’re part of a group that does charitable knitting like Hat Not Hate (the group Louis Boria-BrooklynBoyKnits supports) or Blankets For Canada, or Nigel’s knitting/crochet charity Warm Hands Network, you should see if you can get yourself some free yarn to help your cause.

Fill out the YarnCanada web-form here to see if your group qualifies for free yarn!

You can be a Canadian or a U.S. group.  The shipping of any yarn awarded will be free.

Just get your request in by December 31, 2019 (just do it now…so you don’t forget…it’s a short little web form).

Current Knitting

Some progress was made on the Chevron Striped Scarf.

Chevron Scarf 12-04-19 01

You’ll note that I added the third color into the mix and the scarf is starting to really show off the beautiful design. The pattern is Cascade Scarf No 4 by Brian Smith Designs.  There are two things I don’t like about this design.  The first is that there is an error in the pattern as you decrease at the end.  The second is the single stripes of color which require a lot of delicate weaving in of ends.

But I still think the design is nice enough looking to ignore those pesky little complaints.

I’m honestly not sure if I’ll finish this project prior to my craft show this weekend.  If I do, it will be one more fantastic item available. I’m forever optimistic at how much I can get done.  Wish me luck!

3 comments on “LOTS of Yarn to a Good Cause

  1. Thanks for the info about free yarn. I’ve applied on behalf of Crochet Club at New Jersey Blind Citizens Association. Fingers crossed!

    Loving the chevron scarf!

    1. I had never heard of TechKnitter’s back join before…very cool technique. I will probably use it for one-sided garments in the future, or even two-sided garments (like scarves) for me or for family where the woven-in ends don’t need to be perfectly smooth.
      For every yarn end I weave in, I split this 6-ply yarn into thirds and weave in three separate ends for each yarn end. It takes a while, but it makes it more secure and virtually invisible for the garments I’m putting up for sale.

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