Jimmy Beans Wool Knit For A Cause Scarves - Alzheimer's Support Scarf Reviews
We've created these scarves as projects that can be knitted and worn to show your support of various health-related charitable organizations. The design and selection of yarns for the original Breast Cancer Scarf was inspired by the scarf knit by all of the Hollywood Hunks that knit for us in September 2007. You can also read the full description or view all Jimmy Beans Wool Knit For A Cause Scarves.
(for Alzheimer's Support Scarf)
US 19 Needles suggested, not included. Approximate Finished Size: 6" wide by 74" long (with fringe). Comes with pattern! $5 of every scarf sold will be donated to the Alzheimer's Association.
$70 including shipping for 5 skeins of yarn! I don't know who chose these but it looks NOTHING like the beautiful scarf displayed! And I had to pay $15 for #19 needles! As if I will EVER use them again!
This is a rather pricey scarf kit, especially when it is a gift. I am a survivor but made this scarf for a newly diagnosed friend with breast cancer to wear in the local Komen race. While she told me she loved it when I gave it to her...she did not wear it and it was a very cool morning last Sunday!!! I think you need some more hot pinks to add to the mix....but the yarns were lovely on their own.
I was very excited about making this scarf and based on the previous reviews I too was concerned about length. I felt it could have been longer and my end result does not look like the pattern but I love it none the less. I made the mistake of winding all the yarn together and found it to tangle a bit but was manageable until the end. The mohair was unwinding at a different length (and was also the yarn I ran short on) than the others so I inadvertently cut the others prematurely short but tied them on which blended well. all in all I can't totally fault the length as everyone knits at different tensions. I would make another in a heartbeat (pun intended)
I have to admit I was concerned that the kit did not have enough yarn to make a long scarf since some of the yarns were less then the 110 yards the pattern called for. I decided to wind the yarn together into two balls prior to starting the project. It was so much easier to pull from two at a time instead of five. I ended up using needles one size smaller then the pattern called for. I am VERY happy with the finished product and have just mailed it to my friend who is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. I have no doubt that she will LOVE the scarf.