on foster care issues:

How You Can Help Red Scarf Guidelines



Size: Approximately 60” long and 5” to 8” wide. Scarves should be long enough to be wrapped around the neck, with tails long enough to be tied in the front.

Style: Think unisex collegiate. Fringes are optional. Your scarf should drape, tie easily and be soft.

Color: Red! However, this could mean burgundy, cherry, russet, red stripes with other colors, or multicolor hues including red.

Finished & tagged: Yarn ends should be securely sewn in. For a personal touch, attach a tag saying “Handmade for You” with your first name, city, and group affiliation, if any. Donors have also included washing instructions, messages of encouragement, gift cards, and more.

Mail to: Foster Care to Success Red Scarf Project, 21351 Gentry Drive Suite 130, Sterling VA 20166.

NOTE: Scarves are accepted between September 1 and December 15 annually.  As we have limited storage space, please send your scarves only during this time period.

Download Red Scarf Directions.

Looking for a pattern to knit your red scarf? Check out the following resources!

Knitting Daily
Reversible cable scarf pattern
Basketweave scarf pattern
Ribbed scarf pattern
Palindrome scarf pattern
More knitting patterns from High Country Knitwear


“Wearing my new red scarf makes me feel pretty. And everyone’s been complementing me on it! Thank you SO MUCH.” – Sheryl R., Montgomery County Community College, MD