The Awareness Scarf

4 February 2008 at 5:44 pm (Original Designs, Projects and Plans, Show and Tell) (, , , , , , , , )

Awareness Scarf

This is what I am calling the Awareness Scarf, cince it looks so much to me like an Awareness Ribbon.  It is a skinny keyhole scarf (one end goes through the other to hold it snug on the neck) made on the Knifty Knitter long looms.  This one is made in Colinette Marshmallow yarn in the colourway Jay and was made for a friend who is an ovarian cancer survivor (which had nothing to do with my choice of colour, she just happens to like blue 🙂 ).

I’m thinking about making several of these to sell on Etsy for about US$20 plus shipping, with $2 from each scarf given to a charity relating to one of my diseases.  I’d not really be charging anything for my time but I figure this is craft therapy time for me and the rest of the profit can go to more craft therapy for me.  I found making this was very soothing to my anxiety levels, better than meds 😛   I’d always use Colinette Marshmallow as long as I can still get it and then Colinette Point Five after that, they have a wide range of wonderful colours to choose from.

What do you think?  Is  $20 a reasonable price?  On the one hand it’s too little as it doesn’t pay me much at all for my time, on the other hand skinny scarves are very popular and going for much cheaper when mass produced so I think people will baulk at $20.  All I really care about is the opportunity to raise some money and awareness of some of my diseases, but getting to knit more and more is a very big plus 🙂

Comments very welcome…

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3 Comments

  1.   The Awareness Scarf by cancer.MEDtrials.info said,

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  2. Calla said,

    Go for it, I think it is a splendid idea and a very marketable product! Etsians will love it 😉

    What I actually wanted to ask though, is could I please use this photograph to illustrate an article on knitting on our state ME/CFS website? I was just going to use something random, but a blue awareness ribbon is too perfect to go past!

  3. Deb said,

    I have just discovered the Knifty Knitter and love it. Please tell me how you make this scarf with the “keyhole.” I’m very involved in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life and I think this would be a great fundraiser. Thank you.

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