Imagine you are back in college, juggling the daily stress of schoolwork, preparing for a career ahead, and still trying to find time with friends. Now imagine this again, but without the financial or emotional support of a family to help you through it - so you're also responsible for rent, bills, and groceries. This is the reality for many young adults who have aged out of the foster care system and are pursing a college education.
Foster Care to Success is a scholarship program that helps these young adults as they make that transition into independent living. @knitspot runs an annual Red Scarf Fundraiser, where she releases a few quick-to-knit designs near the holidays, with all proceeds going to support this amazing cause. This year, she reached out to a few designer friends to make an even bigger impact with the fundraiser, and my Andiron Cowl and Andiron Scarf are the first two patterns to go live!
Andiron Cowl is a playful take on your favorite winter neckwarmer. The knitting starts with an elegant cable panel, and stitches are picked up along one edge to knit the handsomely textured body in the round. The open panel ends create a beautiful notched front, allowing the cowl to lay flat against the body and block out the wind. You’ll need just one skein of worsted weight yarn and a few evenings to whip up this winter topper, making it a favorite for gifting (or keeping)!
100% of pattern proceeds go to Foster Care to Success through 1/1/2018! If you're looking for a way to give back through knitting, this is your chance! Click the link in my profile to get your copy of Andiron Cowl, and help make a difference in the life of a young college student ✨Tag a friend or share this post to help spread the word even farther!