Red Scarves

The deadline for the Red Scarf Project is looming and this is what I have come up with so far. My camera distorts red tones, but the two on the ends are bright red and the one in the middle is more of a cranberry tweed.

If anyone is planning to submit anything to this project, be aware that the deadline has been moved to October 17!


RCC's picture

Nice looking scarves! The deadlines must be different around the country.........our deadline in Oregon is January 31st!


eyedoc's picture

Does anyone know if there is such a project here in Kentucky and if so, when is the deadline and where should they be sent? Thanks!

If there is one here or in a neighboring state, I may submit the scarf I am doing for the knit along. It is the "My So Called Scarf" pattern in Manos del Uruguay yarn Brick color.

Let me know!

rjcb3's picture

First of all, I really like your work. I love the plain and simple cables. The middle one, granted, a bit more complex, but, very well done all the same.

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Wow...I just went to the site...I didn't know what the Red Scarf Project is.

Now I know.

Very touching, because it made me think...and sometimes thinking can become VERY personal.

If my grandparents hadn't fought for custody of my brother and I when we were babies, the both of us might have ended up as one of those kids.

I think I've found a new charity project...ongoing with all of the others that I work with.


Stephen450's picture

I believe this is a national organization so the deadlines and guidelines would be the same for all states. I got my information from this site:

The deadline has been moved back to October rather than January as in previous years due to the volume of scarves received and the time required to process them and put together the care packages. Here is a statement with the basic info:

When/where do I send my scarf?

Send your scarf between September 1 through October 15, 2007 to:

Orphan Foundation of America
The Red Scarf Project
21351 Gentry Drive
Sterling, VA 20166

As we have limited means for storage, please send your scarves only during this time period.

How many scarves can I make and send in?

Please limit donations to no more than five scarves from any one person or organization. Thank you!

I'm glad to see such an interest in this project. This is the first year I have participated and I hope to do it again next year. That's why I've been scouring the clearance bins for red yarn!

YarnGuy716's picture

Very cool. I love the pattern work of the middle one. I bookmarked the web site and will forward it to the Community Outreach chair of our Knitting Guild.

Stephen450's picture

The pattern for the middle scarf can be found at this link:

I used Paton's Chunky Shetland Tweed yarn and it knitted up nicely. The pattern is very easy but looks more complicated than it is. Have fun!