All around the globe, crafters are taking up their needles and hooks to make projects for charities and other important causes. On Knitting Daily episode 305, you’ll see featured patterns for charity projects—and easy-to-knit hat, scarf, and soldiers’ unique mittens.
Getting Started – Eunny demonstrates the fundamentals of basic hat construction and knitting in the round to create preemie caps. Download this simple pattern.
Designer Spotlight – Penny Sitler joins Shay to discuss The Helping Hands Foundation, a great cause put together by The National NeedleArts Association to teach young children the needle arts. Learn more about Helping Hands by visiting www.tnna.org.
How-To – Liz and Eunny demonstrate an easy charity scarf to knit. Kits for these scarves are provided by Jimmy Beans Wool, and include the one shown for Breast Cancer Support. You’ll learn how to combine the 5 various yarns in the kit—which features enough yarn to make the scarf and add some fringe! Download the Breast Cancer Support Scarf pattern.
Did You Know? – Halcyon Blake joins Eunny for a step-by-step demonstration of Guard’s Gauntlets and Soldier's Glomitts patterns. These muted hand warmers are perfect to create for American soldiers, which is what Halcyon has done with her knitalong group.
SPONSORS – Interweave, The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA), Jimmy Beans Wool, Halcyon Yarns