formerly the Stay Strong Tote foundation, our name has changed but our mission hasn't
Please use our pdf to print out a notecard. If possible print on cardstock as a double sided document. Write your name, town, state and a quick note to the mom who will receive your “Hug through a Shrug”. A simple note like: "Handmade for you with love and prayers in every stitch. Stay Strong! -your name, town, state" is perfect.
IF YOU LIVE OUT OF STATE OR CAN'T JOIN US IN PERSON, PLEASE SHIP SHRUGS TO: MARY LANGDON, 1 REDWOOD ROAD, MARTINSVILLE, NJ 08836
Here are some easy to find yarn ideas. You will need to buy based on yardage in each skein. In our basic knit pattern, you'll see you need 2 skeins Homespun and 1 skein Facet Stones to make a shrug, using 1 strand of Facet Stones with Homespun only for the stockinette portion and holding 2 strands Homespun together for the top and bottoms garter stitch borders. If yardage allows, hold one strand of each yarn together for the entire shrug, including top and bottom borders. Shawl in a Ball has more than enough yardage for a shrug plus half of another one. For all yarn suggestions listed below, use one strand of each and follow basic pattern using US19 29" circular needles casting on 76 stitches. Be creative and have fun combining different yarns and textures. Be careful to not choose heavy dense yards. The weight adds up when working with large needles so lofty bulky yarns and many single ply yarns work best.