Monday, May 11, 2009

Got Leftover Sock Yarn?




Then maybe you've got a little project.


As a fundraising project for Doctors without Borders, Larissa Brown is coordinating the making of knit Barn Raising Quilts. They will be raffled or auctioned off at the Sock Summit in Portland, Oregon this coming August.

A great cause and a way to use up those dribs and drabs of sock yarn? I'm in! You, too?

It works like this: you furnish some leftover fingering-weight yarn, 5 #2 dpns, some stitch markers, your time, and your talent. For a limited time, Larissa furnishes the pattern, originally published in her book Knitalong: Celebrating the Tradition of Knitting Together. Knit as few or as many as you feel like. Larissa asks that you let her know how many she can expect. Send her an e-mail with the number of squares in the subject line to: barn.raising.quilt@gmail.com

Then mail in your squares to the address given in the link for the pattern.

If you're near Portland, people to sew afghan squares together are needed in June and July. Contact Larissa at the e-mail address above.

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