The colors for the 2012 Special Olympics Scarf Project have been announced! If you didn’t get to participate in last year’s event, now is a great time to start. Haven’t heard of the Scarf Project before? Every year, Red Heart Yarn reaches out to knitters and crocheters in an effort to collect scarves for participating Olympians. Why scarves? The Vice President of Marketing at Coats & Clark, Alyson Bell, explains, “The Scarf Project is an opportunity to create a handmade gift for the athletes, coaches, families, volunteers and supporters who can wear with pride knowing that it is crafted with love.”
Ready to get involved? Crocheters and knitters are invited to make a scarf (or several) to donate to their states’ participants in order to show their support for the Special Olympics. Here’s how you can participate:
- Go to the official charity website for complete details.
- Scarves must be knit or crocheted using the official 2012 colors: Red Heart Super Saver 387 Soft Navy, Red Heart Super Saver 319 Cherry Red, Red Heart Soft 4604 Navy, Red Heart Soft 9925 Really Red
- A note from Red Heart Yarn’s Site: You can choose to work with the Red Heart Super Saver or Red Heart Soft Yarns – or a combination of both – please just use both a red and a blue in your scarf design!
- You can use any knitting or crochet scarf pattern you want, but scarves must be 54-60 inches long and 6 inches wide. Fringe or other adornments should be included within these measurements. Please read the full project guidelines for complete details.
When you visit the official site, choose your state from the drop-down menu to find out which sports your state participates in, how many scarves they need donated, where to mail completed scarves to, and what the deadline to send scarves in is. Participating programs will be announced May 23, 2011. Check back to their site for more information.
Happy knitting and crocheting!
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