A Knit Along is being started for fingerless gloves for the troops in Afghanistan. There is a Ravelry as well as facebook group, and it can also be followed on twitter.
Here is the website with more information:
Announced Memorial Day
Begin 4th of July
Gloves due for shipment to Marines - Labor Day
The World War II Museum, Knitting for Veterans Campaign is a hugh success and still going strongly! They have new 2009 - 2010 Scarf Patterns for both knitting and crochet. Both are in pdf format:
September 8, 2009 - Update - 2009 - 2010 Scarf Patterns:
2009 - Chevron Scarf Knitting Pattern:
2009 - Chevron Scarf Crochet Pattern:
September 2, 2008 - Update - 2008 Scarf patterns
2008 Lengthwise Striped Scarf Knitting Pattern:
2008 Lengthwise Striped Scarf Crochet Pattern:
They have 2007 Scarf Patterns for both knitting and crochet, featuring a ”V” for victory on them. Both are in pdf format:
2007 V Scarf Knitting Pattern (designed by Lauren Handley)
2007 V Scarf Crochet Pattern (designed by Rachel Vives)
(Original post about WWII Museum Knit Your Bit Campaign is here.)
Lion Brand Yarn also has a touching story by a woman who knitted a scarf for this cause. Her story is here.
Update - August, 2009 - New site URL
Helmetliners and Neck Coolers are needed for our troops.
The following site gives knitting, crochet, and machine knitted patterns for the helmetliner.
It gives directions for Sewing a Neck Cooler or Neck Gator.
Also check site for information on where to send the finished items.
Knit, crochet, no sew fleece, Blankets of Belief.
News story, school children knitted for troops
Help keep the sand and dust out of our soldiers eyes and mouth. How to sew Info here:
Sew a cool scarf for the troops. Information here: