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Boston Marathon Scarf Project

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To remember those whose lives were taken, brave responders, and those still recovering from the Boston Marathon tragedy, the Old South Church in Boston is putting together the Marathon Scarf Project.  They are collecting handmade (knit or crochet) scarves for runners of the Boston Marathon. Organizers of this project say, “In this year of Remembrance and Hope, our vision is to wrap each runner in the love poured into stitches of handmade blue and yellow scarves. We promise to wrap runners in your love until all your scarves are distributed.”

Details:

  • Scarves should be approximately 4-6″ wide and 60″ long in blue and yellow, any pattern (use the official Boston Athletic Association colors Pantone 109C and Pantone 294C as a guide).  — Red Heart Yarns color and pattern suggestions below.
  • All scarves should be in by April 5th, 2014 and they will hand out all of the scarves to the runners. See more details at http://tinyurl.com/marathonscarves.
  • Include contact information with the scarves you make
  • Share your scarves and scarves in progress with Old South Church’s Facebook page, and tweet photos at @OSCboston. Use #marathonscarves and #oneyearlater on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Ship scarves to:

Old South Church in Boston
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116

 

Red Hear Yarns suggested colors:

E300 Super Saver324 bright yellow or 321 gold and 385 royal

E301_0324_swatch

E300_0321_swatch

E301_0385_swatch

 

 

 

 

 

E400 With Love1201 daffodil and 1814 true blue

E400_1201_0

E400_1814

 

 

 

 

E797 Team Spirit980 Navy/Gold  – 1 Yarn/2 Colors

E797_0980

 

 

 

 

To purchase these Red Heart yarns online, please visit www.ShopRedheart.com.

 

Quick and easy pattern ideas:

 

Heartwarming Scarf - C            Baby Cable Scarf – C                        Super Easy Scarf – C                      Side to Side Scarf - C

LW2443LW2480LW2252LW2244_redheart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simple Knit Scarf - K        Heartwarming Scarf – K                 Basketweave Scarf – K                         Ribbed Scarf – K

lw2236LW2442lw2209LW3128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scarf for Dad – K                             Scarf for Boy – C                             Colleen’s Scarf – C                       Woven Stitch Scarf – C

LW2673LW2674LW3335LW3319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Win Scarf – C                         Rah-Rah Ruffles – C                     Hooray Team Scarf – K                     My Team Forever – C

LW2933LW2978LW2923LW3557

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scalloped Edge Scarf – C          Lacy Bobble Scarf – C

LW2686LW2627

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 Comment

  • Maximilian August 26, 2014 - 8:00am

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    Reply


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