The Grand Isle Art Works is extending a challenge to our artists and community members! Red Scarf Project – Here we come! The Grand Isle Art Works would like to provide a work site for knitters making these amazing scarves. Norma (from: Normaknits) will help us with the details…mark your calendar for Oct 7, 14, 21 and November 4, 11, and 18th. Bring your best red yarn. Can we make 25 scarves for the project before December 15? Yes, we can!
Where will my Red Scarf be sent?
Your wonderful handmade creation will be sent in a Valentine’s Day Care Package to an Orphan Foundation of America student enrolled in college or trade school.
Not close enough to knit with us – that’s okay. Your finished scarf can be sent no later than December 8th to Grand Isle Art Works, Attention: Red Scarf Project, 259 US Route 2, Grand Isle, VT 05452.
We all need to follow closely the directions below for our scarves to be accepted!
HOW TO MAKE AN Orphan Foundation of America RED SCARF
Scarf 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.
Style: Think unisex collegiate. The scarves go to both male and female students, so they
shouldn’t be gender specific. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should be 60-70 inches by 6-8
Yarn: Preferably DK, double fingering-weight, worsted weight, or light bulky yarns. No lace
weight, super-chunky, or mohair yarns as there are many people who find mohair too itchy. The
yarn should be soft. (Yellow Dog Farm definitely disagrees with the mohair designation!)
Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or
multicolor hues including red.
Finished 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. We also
suggest that you include washing instructions and personal messages of encouragement.
For more information check out the official website for OFA