Knit Your Bit Enters Year Six!
I’m very pleased to announce the release of The National WWII Museum’s Knit Your Bit program’s new pattern. I think you’ll find the pattern to be super easy and the veteran who receives your scarf will find it super cozy.
For those of you who may not be aware of Knit Your Bit, let me share the story: In 2006 we lauched the program calling on knitters throughout the country to send in scarves that we would then donate to veterans nationwide. The inspiration for the program came from knitting campaigns during World War II where people would get together and knit for soldiers. We hoped for 100, and now 15,000 scarves later, we have built relationships with knitters, knitting groups, veterans and veterans centers throughout the country who share the giving spirit and exchange kind words and deeds with strangers.
Veterans are eager to receive scarves, so if you knit or know someone who does, please visit the Knit Your Bit page for this year’s as well as previous patterns. We’ve created crochet versions as well. So pick whatever pattern makes you smile and knit a scarf for a veteran!
Posted by Lauren Handley, Education Programs Coordinator