KNIT YOUR BIT:
In September 2016, Knit Your Bit—a volunteer-based effort to collect and distribute hand-knit scarves to veterans—marks its 10th anniversary as a service project of The National WWII Museum.
Since its launch in 2006, Knit Your Bit's reach has been vast—more than 10,000 knitters and crocheters in all 50 states have participated. Through their efforts, the Museum has distributed 50,000 scarves to approximately 1,000 veterans' centers, hospitals, and service organizations across the country.
Try out one of the patterns below to get started.
Want to spread the word locally, or start your own knitting group? Print out the Knit Your Bit flyer, distribute it, and start knitting! You can also join our Facebook group to hear the latest news, get information on Knit-Ins at the Museum, and more!
10th Anniversary Pattern Contest
September 2016 starts the 10th anniversary of The National WWII Museum's Knit Your Bit Campaign! Since 2006, the Museum has collected and distributed nearly 50,000 handmade scarves to veterans nationwide.
To celebrate, we invite knitters and crocheters to help create this year's patterns. In order to participate in the Knit Your Bit pattern contest, please send an original completed scarf with the typed pattern to 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 c/o Knit Your Bit Pattern Contest.
The rules are simple:
1. Design your original scarf pattern. It should be beginner or intermediate skill level.
2. Mail the completed scarf with the pattern typed in a typical, professional format.
3. Include the signed information form with your submission.
4. All submissions must be received by AUGUST 1, 2016.