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.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Welcome to Pinkknit-a-thon 2011

Greetings All!

Last year's pilot was a great success! We completed almost two dozen sampler scarves and donated them to the Susan B. Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia affiliate, to be given directly to patients and survivors. This year we will be knitting hats ranging from very easy to more challenging and everything in between. We will also be launching a group project yarn-exchange scarf in June. For those of you who participated last year, the blog was migrated to a book to be published by You can find a direct link to the book here should you wish to purchase a copy for yourself.

Please send an email with a "yes! please add me to the blog as an author!" to, and we will send you an invitation through the blog.
Knitters of all levels are welcome. Our first project will be a very easy "knit-only" hat. No need to know what purling, yarn over, or ssk means. Just basic knitting. 
New patterns will be posted every two to three weeks. Work at your own pace. Not finished with the current hat? No worries! Finish it up and then move on to the next project whenever you are ready. 
For more information about the project please browse through the pages on the sidebar. Still can't find an answer to your question? Feel free to email us anytime for clarification.   

What you will need to get started:
1. Yarn - we recommend soft natural fibers such as cotton, baby alpaca, or marino superwash. Choose whatever color and size you want to knit with. Talk with your local knitting shops to make sure you have enough yards of whatever you purchase. 

2. Circular Knitting needles 16" or 20" long in the size indicated on the label. 

3. scissors, measuring tape or ruler, straight pins, large needle for sewing ends in.  

Note to experienced knitters:  All patterns will are written to accommodate any weight of yarn. 

The first pattern will be posted this evening.

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