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2017 was an incredible success, with over 3,000 Special Olympic scarves were handed out February 4th at the Opening Ceremonies and Victory Dance!

The 2018 Scarf theme is “Every scarf will be as unique as the athlete who receives it.” Scarves will have only one main color this year, black. Please compliment the black with at least 2 additional colors of your choice. The common thread of black in each scarf will signify that it is the scarf for 2018, but it will be enriched with many other colors. 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 specific yarns that we carry at a variety of price points and are happy to help you select your yarn for this wonderful project! Don't know what pattern you want to knit or crochet? Gauge has come up with a few different ideas for the scarves, just ask us for our Special Olympic Scarf recommendations.

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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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

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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.