crazy quilt scarf

oh boy, do i love this scarf—it turned out yummy!
if i wasn’t so excited to be sending this off to the the red scarf project, i’d be very tempted to keep it in the house, though david might fight me for it if i did.

i’m hoping against hope that it looks soooo luscious to you that the pattern is a must-have, to knit one for yourself or for another.

WHY?

because all the crazy quilt proceeds from now through december 31st 2011 will be contributed to the foster care to success red scarf fund.

the fund was created to helps kids who have aged out of the foster care system to achieve the goal of finishing a college degree. the fund provides and administers scholarships, life guidance, and help with handling the challenges of higher education.

so—plain and simple—please buy a pattern to benefit this cause.

and hey, if you want to knit a red scarf to send to the project as well, i will personally administer big hugs in your direction next time we run into each other. and—because i’m absolutely shameless—i bet david would too.

you won’t be sorry—this is another super-fast knit with a lot of bang for your buck. it’s handsome for a guy or pretty for a girl and cozy for everyone. and the perfect fit—if you need a gift in a hurry, or want a spare “just in case”, this pattern is your new best friend.

shown here in the spectacular briar rose kindness, a soft merino singles wrapped with a brilliant silk thread, in the magnificent red scarf colorway.

chris at briar rose fibers has dyed up a bunch of her this luscious red—truly to die for and will give you 10% off until december 31st if you use the code knitspot when you check out.

(hee-hee, doesn’t david look handsome today??)

to purchase pattern or view complete pattern information, please click here to visit the product page in the knitspot pattern shop.

yeah, he’s rockin’ that re-e-ed scarf alright . . .

many thanks to each of you . . . and merry, merry to all.

30 Responses to “crazy quilt scarf”

  1. marta says:

    The scarf is awesome, but I really love the hat. Is that the woodcutter’s toque?

  2. SUSAN says:

    LOVE THIS SCARF DESIGN.
    AS WITH THE HAT, I WAS FOILED WHEN I CLICKED ON THE LINK TO GET THE YARN. I HOPE THE BRIAR ROSE LADY WILL DYE UP SOME MORE FOR US. I EMAILED HERE. ANN, YOU ARE READ BY SO MANY PEOPLE, THE YARN SUPPLIERS SHOULD DYE UP AT LEAST 100 SKEINS OR MORE WHEN YOU PUT SUCH DESIGNS ON YOUR BLOG. HOPE I WILL EVENTUALLY GET THE HOLDA AND THIS KINDNESS IN THE COLOURWAYS. SUSAN

  3. Cary says:

    Yes, a must-have both for the beauty of this pattern and the kindness of your knitting heart…I have my pattern purchased and my homegrown yarn already dyed red, so I can’t wait to start. Thank you for your generosity to such a good cause!

  4. Anne Marie says:

    I love the pictures of David downtown. You are right this is such a quick project. I’m just about done with mine, will block it tonight. Then it’s off to Red scarf project and some deserving student.

  5. JackieLemon says:

    Knew I had to have this pattern as soon as I saw it. Now to purchase some yarn.

  6. mkg says:

    The scarf and pictures are beautiful; I love the ones of David just starting to crack a smile.

  7. Ruth Anne says:

    Did you come downtown for the photo shoot? Love the scarf and had to have a skein of that red Kindness :) Perfect for next football season – one can never have enough red and grey scarves for Dover football.

  8. Mary Pat B says:

    Anne, what’s not to love? A great pattern, a very worthy cause, and a hunk modeling that very beautiful scarf. David looks smashing!

  9. OK, can we just arrange for all your patterns to go directly into my Rav library (and set up a direct deposit arrangement? LOL!)? Such a great scarf, and it looks brilliant on David :-)

    Chris is out of the red (natch), but I do have some red in my stash that would work for the project. Stash diving…

  10. Christine says:

    David looks really nice in that red–he must turn heads, Anne!

  11. bluesbee says:

    Excellent photos, love the pattern (and your found tomatoes from yesterday). Off to get the pattern, get or find some red yarn, and will join you in sending a scarf to the project!

  12. KatJ says:

    Great photos. David looks very distinguished. And that red suits him. You may have to make one for him to keep, Anne.

    I’ve already ordered my yarn from Chris. Should be her in a day or so. And then I’ll cast on. I love that you support the Red Scarf project. Such a great fund.

    Off to buy the pattern, and I may gift a few on Ravelry. : ) Hugs to you and David.

  13. Bobbie in AK says:

    Love the scarf! One of many patterns I will be buying from the Knitspot shop before the year is out. Hopefully Chris @ Briar Rose will have more of her wonderful holiday red yarn back in her shop soon.

  14. Michele says:

    $6.00 is such a reasonable price for this picture of David. What? It comes with the scarf pattern too??! Such a worthy cause — thanks so much for this Red Scarf Fund inspiration!

  15. stashdragon says:

    ALL the proceeds to the Red Scarf Project? Sold! Your generosity is infectious.

  16. Vicki says:

    What a great inititive! Very generous of you. How can I resist buying a pattern? such a gorgeous scarf.

  17. Hattie says:

    So beautiful! I’m not a scarf knitter (except for those little nothings) but I might be tempted for this one.

  18. Kathy says:

    Love the scarf and it looks great on David!

  19. Bonnie says:

    Brilliant!!! Oh – and the scarf is great too!

  20. Suzanne says:

    Love the scarf. I screwed up and haven’t been able to make a scarf for the Red Scarf project this year but I am going to start earlier and make 2 for next year.

  21. Michele says:

    Love. I already bought the yarn-can’t wait!!

  22. Absolutely LOVE everything about this scarf and this post. I think you rmodel deserves one for keeps, too.

  23. grafovna says:

    I love this scarf! I love that it is unisex and I love the red color and I love the cause. David models it stunningly too.

  24. Beverly says:

    Beautiful scarf. I can see why David would want it. It looks great on him.

  25. CyndyC says:

    David looks great in that color red, not to mention the hat! He makes a perfect spokesmodel. I bought the pattern (for next year) and hope that there will be more of that red yarn.

  26. HelenaHandbag says:

    Can I buy David for $6? No? Well dang. I’m sure he’d be a bargain at any price. I’ll just have to go with the pattern purchase then. ;)

  27. Beth says:

    Handsome fella! Nice scarf too.

  28. Rachel Erin says:

    I got to use this yarn for Voluta in the current Twist Collective, and I love, love, loved it. I love it even more in red (but then, red has always been my favorite color). The thread of silk makes it catch the light so wonderfully. It is a unique, amazing yarn, and as always in your designs is matched with a stitch that really shows it off.

  29. josiekitten says:

    I somehow missed this post! That scarf is lovely – and what a worthy cause too. I wonder if we have something similar here in the UK.

  30. linda welch says:

    Love the new scarf, and yes, David looks very handsome in these photos :-)
    It’s very generous of you to donate to the Red Scarf fund–I’m going to click over and buy the pattern right now! You might like to read a wonderful book I just finished, “The Language of Flowers” by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. The story centers on a young woman who ages out of the foster care system. I loved it!