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Diocesan Knitting Project

Hi Fellow Knitters! You may have seen the Ministry Opportunity in The Diocesan Communicator about a project for one of Calvary’s Outreach ministries. This project is knitting neckwarmers for our homeless neighbors and is a great way to use up that stash of bulky yarn while helping others. Here are the details:

    • This is a beginner-level project that uses one skein of super bulky yarn. The recommended yarn is Lion Brand Thick and Quick. We also have a large Calvary Church stash that needs to be knitted up!

 

    • The neckwarmer is very warm and stands up on its own. Any knitter will be well-versed in saggy cowls, but this one is great for repelling cold wind at the neck!

 

    • It would be wonderful if each person who commits to making one would also commit to finding a piece of new or gently used men’s outerwear to accompany it — coat, hoodie, etc.

 

    • The pattern can be found online on Ravelry (Wham bam thank you lamb Neckwarmer). We are also on the lookout for a crochet pattern.

 

    • I’ve knitted two of these already and they are super simple and fast to knit. If you are just beginning to knit and need some help, there are great youtube videos to get you started. Or I am happy to assist you from a distance. And if there is interest, maybe this is a way for us to be able to socialize via Zoom.

 

    • I will donate $100 to Outreach for every 25 neck warmers Calvary knits. Let’s get knitting!

 

To participate, please contact Peg Wahl.