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SPECIAL OLYMPICS SCARVES PROJECT

The 2019 Scarf theme is gold - everyone loves a little bling! Scarves can be any color with the gold worked into the color scheme or attached as a decorative element. Scarf dimensions are approximately 6 inches wide by 60. Scarves can be made in any pattern and can be knitted, woven, or crocheted. These scarves are a beloved part of the event and mean a great deal to the athletes. Gauge has a list of appropriate yarns that we carry at a variety of price points and are happy to help you select your yarn for this wonderful project!

Mention you are creating a scarf for the Special Olympics and receive 10% off your purchase of materials for that scarf.

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KNITZVAH

Since 2007, the Knitzvah Project provides special, personalized, and practical gifts for families in need and members of our community who are homeless. Their goal for 2018 is 725 hand knitted/crocheted hats, scarves, toys and gloves/mittens. They will also gratefully accept blankets or throws. To find out how you can use your love of knitting or crocheting to help make someone in need feel special, or to be added to the Knitzvah mailing list, please contact Knitzvah organizer Joan Edelstein at knitzvah@gmail.com.

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KNIT/CROCHET YOUR BIT

You can help the National WWII Museum honor WWII veterans by Knitting Your Bit — in this case a simple, but cozy, scarf to be donated to a veteran in a Veterans Center somewhere in the United States. Knit or crochet any of the patterns they have on their webpage, bring them to Gauge, and we will mail them to the Museum in New Orleans.

http://www.nationalww2museum.org/learn/knit-your-bit/community-partner.html