Adele’s Legacy gives out lots of scarves. Scarves are fun, colorful, one size fits all. Every color is wanted and needed, and the children love them! They can be knit or crocheted, any stitch, any style! What a great project for a beginner, or en experienced hand crafter who wants a simple project for a long car ride, or a long sit in the doctor’s office!
We would love to have more scarf makers, but we do have a few standards! Here are some general things to keep in mind about our scarves.
- All of the scarves we donate are made by hand. No store bought sweaters are considered for donation.
- All of the scarves must be made of man-made fibers (acrylic, polyester, nylon). This means no wool, no cotton, no cashmere! This is because the scarves will be LOVED and therefore will need to be washed frequently. If the scarves were made of wool or cotton they might accidentally be felted or shrunk to the point where they were un-usable. In order to prevent this we ONLY donate scarves made from easily washable and dryable synthetic materials.
- The scarves we donate are well constructed, hearty scarves. They should all last a long time. To ensure that your scarf is created with the same strong construction please read our Tips and Tricks. We provide advice on all aspects of scarf construction and strongly advise your taking advantage of the education we provide. Sadly, scarves that aren’t made well don’t get donated, and we don’t want that to happen to any of your scarves, so please take a look at our tips!!
- All of the scarf patterns we provide are knitted from worsted weight yarn. If you are new to hand work and want to create a scarf for us you need to ask for “worsted weight acrylic yarn” when you go to your local yarn shop. If you are in Franklin or Bedford County, contact us we might be able to provide you with enough yarn for a few lovely scarves!
- Decoration of the scarf is not necessary, but if you want to decorate them, GO FOR IT! Many of our volunteers love to use stripes or variegated yarn (yarn with many colors). Some of our scarves have cables, or other stitch patterns that make the scarf more interesting for the knitter and more attractive to the child who chooses it. Some child will love the scarf, even if it’s the first one you have ever made!