We are proud to offer three publications:
Project Knitwell Presents The Comfort of Knitting
News flash: Knitting is good for your health! Read all about it in Project Knitwell Presents The Comfort of Knitting, a Leisure Arts publication produced by Lion Brand® Yarn Company. This unique how-to-knit book focuses on helping families and caregivers alleviate stresses such as anxiety, sadness, and fatigue. Lion Brand is donating 50% of its proceeds from the book to Project Knitwell and 50% to the Alzheimers Association. The Comfort of Knitting includes seven easy projects: Three-Strand Afghan, Basic Bordered Scarf, Simple Slouch Hat, Striped Checkerboard Blanket, Two-Stitch Cowl, Lapghan with Pockets, and Garter Stitch Wristers. (Project Knitwell is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. When you buy the book as a result of clicking on the link above, Project Knitwell may get a portion of the sale at no cost to you.)
Resource Guide for Young Knitters (updated January 2017)
This is a 20-page guide written by a teen knitter for young people learning to knit while in the hospital. It is designed to help them improve their skills independently. Useful for all beginner knitters, the guide provides how-to’s for starting and ending a knit project, simple knit patterns, on-line and print resources, a list of yarn stores in the Washington, DC, area, and more. It is available for purchase at fibre space and Looped Yarn Works for $7 or by mail for $10 (including shipping and handling). Complete the request form below to order (put your address in the comment section), then click on the Donate button to pay by Paypal or by check.
Establishing a Pediatric Knitting Program for Patients and Family Members in a Hospital Setting — A How-To Guide
This guidebook was designed to help others successfully implement their own pediatric knitting program in a hospital. The information provided can also be adapted to be used with adult patients. The guidebook outlines information about whose involvement is critical for program success, the cost of the program and various ways to fund it, tips for recruiting and utilizing volunteers effectively, and available resources. Complete the request form below to receive an electronic version at no cost.
Both of the guides above were initially funded by the Ronald McDonald House Charities (TM) of Greater Washington, DC, and Project Knitwell is grateful for their support.
Please use the form below to request one or both of our publications:
Resource Guide for Young Knitters is a printed book and is not available via email. Please fill out the form below, including your address. Then, send a check for $10 made out to Project Knitwell to Project Knitwell, P.O. Box 5503, Arlington, VA 22205. If you’d prefer to use a credit card or PayPal account, first fill out the form, below, then click on the Donate button. Once payment is received, your book(s) will be mailed to you.
The Guide on Establishing a Pediatric Knitting Program can be sent electronically to your email address at no cost.
Please donate $10 to cover the cost of the printed book plus shipping.