The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 6: And now, for something different

Hello Everyone - hope you enjoyed the poofs - and I also hope you were more with it than I was and that you got the poofs of the right side! Ah well, it's supposed to look good on both sides anyway, and I think it does.
As I was looking at my scarf though, I realized that on one side things looked a little bit redundant. So I think this week we should add something to break things up.I thought we should add a flower from this book to the border between the brioche and the back of the poofs. You can purchase this book from Amazon here. I love it and use it all the time just to make little things. I chose the clematis pattern and I'm also including a leaf and a ladybug. I haven't put the ladybug on yet - I'm not convinced about it yet. I'll have to think about it. Ladybugs are for luck though...For the clematis - if you have a yarn stash - use whatever color you wish. You can also use the same color as your scarf of course. I thought of putting three across the middle there - but right now I think one will do. All of the patterns are scanned below, if you can't read them, double click on the image and it should blow up for you.
Here's your knitting glossary:
sts= stitches
K2tog= knit 2 together
k= knit
kfb = knit in the front and back of the same loop (you get two stitches out of one)
yo = yarn over
ssk= slip slip knit. slip two stitches knitwise (as though you were going to knit them) from the left needle to the right needle, knit through the back of the loops.
m= make one. pick up the top rung of yarn between the stitches. Place on the left needle, knit this look making sure that the yarn crosses over to close - there should not be a hole.
psso= pass slip stitch over.


  1. Tara, you are AMAZING and truly creative!!!!
    This is so wild and fun...
    thanks, once again!

  2. And btw...I just ordered this book from (they have inexpensive and out of date books-I love them)

  3. Thanks Lisa! I'm glad you like the idea. I also meant to say that if anyone does purchase the book - choose whichever flower you wish! The patterns are all really great.
    Happy knitting!