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Tracye’s Cowl kit is named in memory of Tracye Payne Wilson, who learned to knit in 2017 with a Project Knitwell volunteer at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH). Tracye was undergoing treatment for cancer. Knitting offered her a sense of accomplishment and provided focus and hope at a difficult time. Tracye planned to learn to purl and make hats for her two grandbabies. She talked about becoming a Project Knitwell volunteer someday.
A good friend of Tracye’s says: “Tracye would be so tickled that she has a cowl — in her favorite color purple — named after her. She spoke about her friendship with the Project Knitwell volunteer and the comfort her listening ear provided at a really challenging time.
Tracye’s Cowl kit contains a skein of Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveler in an exclusive Purple With a Purpose colorway and cowl pattern by Tanis Gray. All proceeds from the sale of the kit benefit Project Knitwell so that we can continue to share the wellness benefits of knitting with patients like Tracye and many others. Thank you to our friends at Dragonfly Fibers and to Tanis Gray for donating their time and talent.
$38 includes shipping and handling
A pin that describes your true feelings.
Shelli Can’s popular “I Feel Like Knit” pin in a special PK Teal.
Our friends at Solitude Wool have dyed a special set of PK colors in their lovely, versatile Dorset Hike base.
All proceeds will benefit Project Knitwell and our work sharing knitting as a wellness tool at hospital and community settings.
Choose from a semi-solid in PK Teal, or from one of several hand paints.
To see the full selection and place an order, go to the Solitude Wool website or if you’re local, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we have some skeins available for sale as well.
Project Knitwell Presents The Comfort of Knitting
News flash: Knitting is good for your health! Read all about it! Project Knitwell Presents The Comfort of Knitting, a Leisure Arts publication produced by Lion Brand® Yarn Company* is available for purchase on Amazon.com.
This unique how-to-knit book focuses on helping families and caregivers alleviate stresses such as anxiety, sadness, and fatigue. Lion Brand
How to Start A Knitting Program in a Hospital
How to Start a Knitting Program in a Hospital Setting is available at no charge. Please click here to download the guide.
We’ve learned many lessons since Project Knitwell began, and hope this guidebook will help others successfully implement their own pediatric knitting program. 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.
Knitwell’s Resource Guide for New Knitters
This is a 20-page guide for new knitters. It is designed to help them improve their skills independently. It provides how-to’s for starting and ending a knit project,