Group Projects: Knitting Project
Receiving donated items of warm and practical clothing is always popular among seafarers, especially during the winter months. Many of the men and women working on ships are first time visitors to colder climates and are accustomed to the warmer temperatures of homelands like the Philippines, India, and the Pacific Islands.
It Gets Cold Out There!
These hard working crewmembers welcome hats, scarves, gloves, and warm socks, especially when they don't have the means or the shore-leave time to go shopping for such necessary items. The pattern for knitted scarves and caps that we provide to willing volunteers is part of a tradition established in the late 1800s during the Spanish-American War.
Knitting Together a Maritime Tradition
Seafarers’ House welcomes donations of caps, scarves, socks, and vests that we can pass along to visiting mariners. This makes a wonderful project for individuals or groups and the results are always much appreciated by the seafarers.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like the pattern for this project.
Photo provided by Mission to Seafarers
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