Did you know that when a foster child turns 18 he or she no longer qualifies for the foster system? At this point, kids are often turned out to find their own way.
Foster Care to Success is an organization that helps foster children, and one of their programs for 18-year-olds is the Red Scarf Project. This program extends a hug to these kids in the form of red scarves knitted by you and me and then donated to the project.
We love Vanessa Ewing's Cabled Pocket Scarf for this cause. It's a free pattern that's perfect for teens; the pockets are fun and stylish—and practical. And cable knits are always in fashion!
You could knit up several of these scarves in easy-care Berroco Vintage Chunky or Universal Deluxe Chunky. This is a quick knit on size 9 US to 11 US, and the recipient will feel the love of every stitch you knit.
We also have a luxury option, Plymouth Grande Hand-Dyed Baby Alpaca in color #38. It's a gorgeous blend of deep reds and burgundies.
We think teens would be thrilled with any of these options! For more details and to find out where to send your scarves, visit Foster Care to Success. You'll also find many other ways to help foster children.
This is such a worthy cause—we hope you will join us in supporting it.
Many of us knit garments and accessories, but not home decor pieces. Kelley is working on her Cable Channel Knit-Along project, which is a pillow cover, and it got me thinking about all of the cool projects you can knit to bring your love of fiber into your home. Get your knit decor on with six of my favorite patterns from Alpaca Direct!
Kelley shows you how to knit the Left Twist. This is a nice complementary stitch to regular cabling, plus you can add these twists without the extra work of using a cable needle. This stitch looks good as a border on the edge of regular cables.
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