Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scarf knitting for Special Olympics

I am sewing the ends into the scarf I knitted for the Special Olympics. The Special
Olympics World Winter Games Scarf Project is in it's second year. The goal is that when the athletes participating in the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games walk into the Idaho Center in Nampa, Idaho on February 7, 2009 they will all be wearing a blue and white scarf.

The colors were chosen to match the organizations official colors. The colors are from the Red Heart yarn, delft blue and soft white.

I chose to knit a pattern using modular triangles. Some call it a multi-directional scarf. It was good practice for me as I have only done this style of construction once before for an adorable bath mat.
I hate sewing seams so this is a great technique. Since I did alternating colors, I have some ends to weave in.

At the moment I am debating whether to add fringe or not. I have tons of yarn leftover from the big skeins. So I can make another one or save it for another project. Here is a link to some suggested patterns.


The finished scarves must arrive by January 15, 2009 in Boise, Idaho so I have time to decide. If anyone else is interested the information is available at Coats and Clark site. I read about it in Crochet Today.

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