Craft Hope and the red scarf

Have you visited the Craft Hope shop?

Craft Hope for Haiti Shop Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time

In just one weekend, a community of artists came together and set up an Etsy shop to benefit Doctors Without Borders in the aid of Haiti. My own contribution to Craft Hope is this red scarf, which was stitched up this weekend for the Orphan Foundation Red Scarf Project.

The scarf was knitted first entirely in berry red, then striped at the other end with black and ending entirely in black to give an edgy two-colour look. The knit pattern is a textured rib. Pattern notes below and on Ravelry.

Measurements: 6″ (15cm) wide x 74″ (188cm) long

Gage: 12 rows x 11 st in pattern on 10mm needles


CO 15 stitches in main colour (red)

Row 1: *K1, P1, repeat from * until end

Row 2: Knit all stitches

Repeat rows 1 and 2 in MC until scarf measures 54″, then join the contrasting colour (black) and continue in pattern for 2 rows each colour. When the main colour runs out (approx after 5 stripes) continue the rest of the scarf in black until the scarf measures 74″ long (or desired length).

Bind off and weave in ends.

I hope this scraf brings a little LOVE and lots of HOPE to someone out there!


5 thoughts on “Craft Hope and the red scarf

  1. Wow — you’re fast! It looks magnificent. How did you finish this so quickly with two little ones at home? I finished off mine last night, but the lighting is so grey and yucky right now that I’m waiting to take a decent picture before sending it off. If it’s sunny in Toronto, let me know — because we get your weather a day later here in NYS.

  2. Hi! I’ve been following your blog for a while noww annd finally got
    the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Texas!
    Just wanted to say keep up the good job!

  3. Love your scarf pattern. I’m a beginner-intermediate. Can you suggest this or a similar yarn to achieve the look on 10mm needles? I plan to use circular needles. I may go a little wider as I like 8 inch scarves.

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