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Red Scarf Project

 Posted by Amanda Roberts on September 4, 2013
Sep 042013

redscarf-webThe Northern Onondaga Public Library and the NOPL Knitters are proud to participate in a community knit to benefit the Red Scarf Project. During the fall, learn how to knit (or crochet) a red scarf, then chose donate it or keep it.

The Red Scarf Project benefits Foster Care to Success. The scarves are delivered to foster youth in colleges across the country. They focus on post-high school youth, who have “aged out” of the social service system but still need assistance in moving towards an independent life. According to their website, the nonprofit has delivered over 20,000 scarves since 2005. Foster Care to Success also accepts donations to furnish foster students with the resources they need to stay in school.

Please donate scarf by November 2nd: Bring completed scarf to the Red Scarf Collection Party on November 2nd at 11:00am at the Cicero library. Tea and cookies will be served (sign up). If you can’t make it to the party, drop off your completed project to the Cicero Library during regular hours throughout September and October. We will be displaying some of our favorites around the library!

To learn how to knit a scarf, or learn new patterns and techniques, come to a weekly NOPL Knitters meeting in September and October:

Mondays at 10:00am: NOPL @ North Syracuse

Tuesdays at 11:00am: NOPL @ Cicero

Thursdays at 5:30pm: NOPL @ Cicero

We will have some knitting materials on hand, but if you are able to, we’d encourage you to purchase your own needles and yarn. For each scarf, you’ll need one skein of red yarn and a pair of knitting needles (size seven, eight, or nine).

If you have any questions, call NOPL @ Cicero at 699-2032.

Suggested yarn found at local craft stores:
Wool-Ease (worsted); Average Price: $3.79
Deborah Norville Everyday (worsted); Average Price: $3.99
Berant Soft boucle (bulky); Average Price: $5.49

Here’s one of many red scarf patterns available online.