A Stitch In Time

All about my love of yarn, family and friends.

The Red Scarf Project

Posted by sallenlouise on August 21, 2007

~Check them out for all the details!~

(this is from the OFA site)

OFA’s 2008 Red Scarf Project is officially underway. Knitters and crocheters who wish to send a
unique message of support for foster youth via their colorful handmade creations can send in
scarves to OFA between September 1 and October 15, 2007. Visit the Red Scarf Page for the
latest information and guidelines.


Red Scarf Project FAQ

Guidelines for Knitters/crocheters

arrowScarf 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.

arrowStyle: 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.

arrowYarn: 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.

arrowColor: 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.

arrowFinished 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.

arrowWhere will my Red Scarf be sent?

Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package
(February 2008) to an OFA student enrolled in college or trade school.

arrowWhen/where do I send my scarf?

Send your scarf between September 1 through October 15, 2007 to:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

As we have limited means for storage, please send your scarves only during
this time period.

arrowHow many scarves can I make and send in?

Please limit donations to no more than five scarves from any one person or
organization. Thank you!


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