Tuesday 12 August 2014

The seven mile scarf and a giveaway or three!

The Childrens Hospice Association for Scotland (CHAS) have a scarf challenge going on right now they are inviting knitters and crocheters to make scarves that can be sewn together to make a seven mile long scarf, approximately 7511 scarves will be needed to make this happen.  

easy, free pattern, stashbusting

This of course is a great opportunity to use up some of your stash yarn for a great cause.

The scarves need to be 1.5 metres long but can be any width you like.

I really enjoyed making this scarf, I used thick yarn and a 6 mm hook, I have no idea what yarn I have used other than it was Aran weight and I love the finished result, it only took a couple of evenings to make. You can find the free pattern for this lovely scarf here a great gift idea too. It took 166 grams of yarn.

The scarves are to be sold off individually to raise funds for the hospice.  If anyone would like to join in you can find all the details here, it's on going until the end of September.

Three great giveaways are happening right now!.

If you haven't done so already do pop along to Amanda,

and Sue's blogs to read all about them.
Linda from Chalky's World has just announced her giveaway today, do pop along and read all about it.

And finally have you seen the Summer stash-busting link party just lately it's a feast for the eyes, thank you all you lovely stash-busters for linking your beautiful makes.

The Summer Party will be on going until the end of August so you still have plenty of time to link up. 

You can find out all about Stashbusting for Stashaholics here

Hope you are all having a great week! 

 photo e69a549e-0e33-465a-b88b-a6ebe916eaaa_zps34480328.jpg


  1. What a lovely idea and gorgeous scarf. These events always seem so much lovelier by the nature of the kindness of people getting involved and creating. Not promising anything, as I hate not delivering, but I will see if I can do something for this event. Could you also link to the CHAS page for the scarves as I couldn't find it from the link above, please?

  2. Such a pretty scarf for a great cause. Hope they make it to seven miles and farther!

    Thanks so much for the link, Linda - the Mediterranean giveaway sounds wonderful. :)

  3. Oh that's a lovely thing to do and your scarf is beautiful. xox

  4. I very much like Linda this pattern and colour combination. It is so generous of you!
    Many thanks for placing the link to my giveaway on your blog . I'm off to visit Sue's now.

    keep well
    Amanda x

  5. A beautiful scarf and a great idea. I know Amanda's blog and will visit Sues next. Thanks for the reminder of your stash linkie, I am working on some stashbusters today so probably my next post will link.

  6. What a lovely scarf and such a good cause x

  7. A great idea for a good cause. X

  8. I love that scarf. Great idea to make money for hospice. I hope they do well. Best wishes, Tammy

  9. Your scarf is great Linda and will make a lovely addition to this project. xx

  10. Good evening Linda, some fabulous links in your post today and the scarf is looking great, what a pretty pattern it is. Thanks for sharing :-)

  11. Lovely scarf, Linda! It will be fun to see all those scarves joined together. Show us pictures, if possible,

  12. Pretty scarf Linda - I love the colours. And for such a great cause too.

  13. Beautiful scarf and great cause!! Well done, Linda. Thanks for the links and as well for your great link party :D. Greetings, Nata xxx

  14. Very nice scarf!!!
    Happy weekend,greetings.:*

  15. Fab scarf Linda - and another great cause!
    Even better - No fiddly ends to sew in with the tassles!
    Ali x

  16. What a great idea! I don't know how I missed this post, but I'd love to help too. :) Thanks for the link!


Thank you for your visit, I will always answer any questions but due to time constraints I'm not always able to reply to your comments, please keep them coming I read and appreciate each and every one. xx