Popular knitting classes contribute to new "Found But Not Lost" project, which will provide cold weather relief for Bryant Park visitors this winter.
Bryant Park Knits is enjoying another season of excellent attendance, and this year our knitters are participating in a fun and helpful project that will provide scarves for visitors to our parks next winter.
For the new project, called “Found But Not Lost,” beginners add inches to communal scarves that will be completed by our partner, Knitty City. More advanced knitters attending Bryant Park Knits are knitting entire scarves on their own.
By winter, Knitty City hopes to have at least 100 scarves completed, each with a “Found But Not Lost” custom tag stating: “This scarf was made with love for a person in need of warmth. Please take me! Holiday wishes from Bryant Park and Knitty City.” The scarves will be placed at various locations around Bryant Park and visitors to our public spaces who find themselves in need of a scarf can take one to keep themselves warm during the cold winter months.
Pearl Chin, the owner of Knitty City is heading up the project, and the Design, Horticulture, and Operations Departments at Bryant Park Corporation will decide where the scarves will be placed. Ms. Chin can be reached at Pearl@KnittyCity.com for more information. Knitty City is hoping that more city knitting stores will follow their lead and create some beautiful scarves for the needy. To help spread the word, we ask all knitters to tell their scarf stories on Instagram using the hashtag #foundbutnotlost.
Bryant Park Knits meets at the Upper Terrace across from Bryant Park Grill on Tuesdays from 1:30pm-3pm, through August 25. Pre-registration is advised by calling Knitty City at 212-787-5896, but if you find yourself at the park on a Tuesday afternoon, just drop on by. Needles and yarn are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own as well.
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