fall line

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i couldn’t be more excited to be releasing this new scarf pattern—everything about it feels like a win, from its super-quick knitting reversible stitch pattern to its completely unisex appeal—sleek and handsome, it’s bound to be right for at least one person on your last minute gift list.

but even  more than all of those, i’m excited because this is our red scarf fundraiser pattern—it’s that time of year when we devote december sales from one pattern to raise money for our knitspot scholarship, which goes to one student who participates in foster care 2 success programs.

foster care 2 success helps students who are aging out of the foster care system to navigate a continuing education and advancement into independent adulthood. they provide guidance and counseling, classes in life skills, scholarships, and other types of support that a family would normally provide.

last year’s knitspot effort began as a way to raise a little money to send in for the postage fund, but when we tallied the proceeds, we realized we had enough to create a $2500 scholarship. we decided right away that we’d make this a yearly event.

many of you are aware of the red scarf drive, for which knitters put together care packages that are distributed to students on valentine’s day (the 2012 drive is coming to a close, but if you act quickly, there is still time to send a scarf or help out with postage). this scarf will be going out in the mail tomorrow, along with a few gift cards.

speaking of last minute, if you do want (or need!) to knit something fun and quick to give or keep this week, this pattern is your candidate—i got my yarn last monday, cast on that night, and even with my VERY limited knitting time, finished it up on saturday.

oh, and if all that isn’t enough, did i mention it’s a cowl, too??

yep, at the last minute i said to myself why not?? everyone loves a cowl, right??

i called on our good friend barb and, angel that she is, said she’d be happy to knit a sample, so we were in business. that barb, she’s always doing something nice for someone, isn’t she great?

just like the scarf, it’s completely reversible; shown above, right side out and below, wrong side out. nice, right?

there are also two sizes for each. personally, i can’t decide which i like better, the scarf or the cowl, hmmm

shown above, the small scarf in skeinny dipping journey worsted, a lush, 4-ply superwash merino in colorway crime scene. christine has sold out of her current stock in this colorway, but is taking preorders on the next batch; convo her on etsy for details.

shown below, the tall size cowl in shalimar honey worsted, another yummy merino worsted in colorway dirty jeans. yummiliscious.

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

proceeds from all sales between now and january 1, 2013 will be earmarked to fund a knitspot scholarship for foster care 2 success.

much gratitude to to christine at skeinny dipping for her inspirational red colorway and to kristi at shalimar yarns for giving us a completely viewpoint in blue. as always, it is SO wonderful to collaborate with people i like so much!

and of course, many thanks to adorable helena, who let me interrupt her sunday afternoon for a modeling session. i know she enjoys it but i’m sure i enjoy her refreshing presence much more. i hope she know how much we appreciate her delightful attitude.

ok, now let’s get the ball rolling and make a scholarship happen!


22 thoughts on “fall line

  1. That is yet another amazing pattern Anne, I can’t decide between the scarf and the cowl either, so will have to make both. Just off to buy the pattern now. Helena gets more gorgeous with each photo shoot too!

  2. what a great design! i’m torn between the scarf and cowl too. so pretty! i love that all the december proceeds are going to a great cause. way to go knitspot! i’m sure the blog readership will create another scholarship. they’re a generous bunch!

  3. Oh my so pretty and I’m off to ravelry to purchase!! Thanks again for another wonderful pattern that I must have!!

  4. I bought this this morning, just started it and it is going so fast! I love it! I was in a dither as to what to make ~ I bought the Monkey Scarf pattern last night and saw this this morning. Fall Line won out! Looks like I’ll make my deadline next week! I’m a slow knitter and I am in love with this pattern! Thank you Anne!

  5. At first I wasn’t going to participate because I lead a church knitting group that donates literally hundreds of hats and scarves to a local charity. After reading more closely, your cause totally captivated me as a retired high school teacher. Too many young people are cut loose at 18 without the help they need to create a future for themselves. Besides, I can use an attractive, quick knit for a couple of last minute gifts!

  6. Win – Win, in deed! Love the pattern and happy to contribute my bit to the fund. My alma matter has a similar Fostering Success program ant theyre looking for scarves also. Double the fun. Thanks,Anne for giving us such a great incentive.

  7. I bought last year’s red scarf design, knitted it in the Briar Rose yarn and gave it to my sister for Christmas. She is going to receive this year’s scarf also. Thanks so much for sponsoring such a good cause. Just wish I had known about the Red Scarf program when my foster children were in college.

  8. I love this pattern, Anne! I’m already finished with the first repeat on the scarf. I’m using Mad Tosh in Sequoia and the color is similar to yours. No Christmas gift…all mine!

  9. Hope there’s plenty of room in the Knitspot room for all us pattern buyers! Thanks, Anne, it’s beautiful.

  10. What a great pattern! I’m always looking for scarf patterns for worsted and DK-weight yarns. The finer yarns are georgous but I need something that will work up quickly. When I saw this yesterday, I grabbed it plus la Novia and Rivolo. Now I’m off to the stash to select a yarn and start knitting some scarves and maybe a cowl. I still have several gifts to make before Christmas. Thanks so much, Anne.

  11. Thanks Anne for the opportunity to support your wonderful scholarship and these kids. I love the pattern and your support I bought the pattern twice! My friend Bee, to whom I gifted it, really loves it. I hope you are able to create more than one scholarship this year!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous!!! And Helena is just getting more and more beautiful by the minute! Isn’t it great that you have Barb right there? She is such a peach!

    I love that Crime Scene!!! Such a bloody good red. hahaha

  13. And is Fall Line going to branch out and become a hat? Mitts? Mittens?
    Pretty please?
    Such a beautiful, classic style.

    Thank you much for all the pretties you’ve gifted us with this season.

  14. Love love love that you support kids aging out of foster care. We just adopted our two sons, aged 10 and 13, through the foster care system here in Canada. I plan to make the cowl for their foster mum, who is an amazing and selfless person and deserves something nice.
    Off to buy the pattern right now!

  15. Oh thanks for the kind words Anne…..but you know I just love all your patterns and am delighted to knit them. This is for such a good cause and who wouldn’t want to knit it!

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