In 2012, something will happen that has never happened before. My hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana will host the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl XLVI Host Committee is calling for a grand total of 8000 scarves hand knitted or crocheted for volunteers.
The program launched in January 2010, but at current they only have about 1200 of the scarves needed by February 2012.
The scarves, which will all carry a handwritten note by the creator, will warm the necks and spirits of the many volunteers leading spectators to their destinations and answering questions in the Indianapolis winter weather.
You don’t have to be a Hoosier to help, so let’s get knitty with it and make some Super Scarves!!
Pattern doesn’t matter- just so long as it is the specified colors.
The colors that have been approved are:
• Yarn available at Wal-Mart, Michael’s, and other large retail stores:
Red Heart Super Saver E300 – Color 0311 White and Color 0385
• Royal Yarn available at some local knitting stores
Cascade 220 – Color 8505 White and Color 9457 Blue
• Alpaca with a Twist Touchdown Blue and Touchdown White!
Alpaca with a Twist is an Indiana-based yarn company.
The patterns can include football icons, but no team specific logos, please!
You can visit http://www.indianapolissuperbowl.com/super-scarves/ for full instructions, information, and pics of finished scarves!