Skip Navigation

Click for Lion Brand Yarn Home Page
separator
Our Yarns
The LB Collection
Martha Stewart Crafts
Request Free Catalog
Our Yarns
Yarn by Weight
separator
New Catalog
separator
Shop
separator
  • free patterns
  • special sales
  • new items
  • 15% off coupon
    US orders only
    view past newsletters   Click to view newsletters and subscription choice
separator
Free Catalog
separator
Patterns
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Studio
     Retail Store, New York, NY
separator
Lion Brand
     Yarn Shop
     Retail Store, Colonie, NY
separator
Lion Brand Outlet
     Retail Store, Carlstadt, NJ
separator
Find a Store
post code:
country:
within:
more options   Click for more store-locator options
Home : Community : Newsletters & Stories
 

Newsletters & Stories

Favorite Articles
Stories from the Prayer Shawl Ministry
Charity Stories

 
 
Search:  
 
Click here to share your story.
Print
Print
Charity Feature - Guideposts Knit for Kids
By: Lion Brand
 

Each month, we feature an organization helping those in need with yarncrafts. Our August charity feature highlights Guideposts Knit for Kids. Started in 1996, this extension of the Guideposts organization has donated over 480,000 hand-knit and crocheted sweaters to kids across the U.S. and the world.

Knit for Kids asks knitters and crocheters to make sweaters for children's sizes 2 to 10 that are then collected and donated to children across the U.S., as well as to countries from Guatemala to South Africa to Russia (see all countries on their website). Patterns for some basic sweaters are available on their website, but any children's sweater pattern can be used (they ask that you avoid using ties or buttons for safety reasons). Any fiber can also be used. The organization encourages you to add color or pattern to your sweater(s) as the children seem to enjoy sweaters with interesting colors and designs. Larger sizes are always welcome as they can be used to supply a broader range of children. Knit for Kids states on its website, "Smaller children will be able to grow into their sweaters and older children are left out."

Knit Child's Dog Motif SweaterKnit Child's Dog Motif Pullover
Knit Hooded Sweater
Knit Hooded Sweater

Sweaters are collected and donated year-round, and the organization is well on its way to its goal of 500,000 sweaters. For more information and guidelines, please visit their website www.knitforkids.org

Sweaters can be sent to:
Guideposts Knit for Kids
39 Seminary Hill Road
Carmel, NY 10512

Sweater patterns for kids on LionBrand.com:



Authored by Lion Brand

 
separator separator
Bookmark This!  separator
Sign up for our Newsletter  
separator Share This!  separator About Us separator Contact Us separator
  Font Size:   
Click to view page with standard font Click to view page with larger font Click to view page with largest font