Since February is American Heart Month, the American Heart Association is encouraging everyone to “Go Red for Women.” A fun and easy way to participate is by wearing red to show your support for women’s heart health awareness and research. To help you create your very own “go red” ensemble, we’ve gathered up a few beautiful, ruby-hued projects from Love of Knitting and Love of Crochet.
The Holly Berry Cowl from the Winter 2013 Issue of Love of Crochet is a quick and easy accessory that will brighten up any outfit. The gorgeous red tones in this yarn will definitely draw attention to this lovely cowl, providing a great way to spark up a conversation about American Heart Month.
The Cranberry Delight Shawl is another stylish way to show your support for heart health awareness this month. Download this free crochet pattern directly from the Love of Crochet website, and stitch up this beautiful shawl today.
The Crimson Cashmere Cowl and Mitt Set from the Winter 2013 Issue of Love of Knitting is a fabulous red project you can make in a flash. In fact, two skeins of this heavenly soft yarn make one cowl and two pairs of mitts, so you can make a pair for a friend as well.
From the same issue, the Easy Cranberry Shawl is a simple accessory knit mostly in garter stitch. The stunning cables in the center are sure to turn heads, giving you the perfect opportunity to spread the word about women’s heart health awareness.
Of course, you can turn any project into a “Go Red for Women” project by simply choosing a rich, red yarn. We’d love to see pictures of you sporting red handmade garments and accessories in support of American Heart Month, so feel free to share them here on our blog or on our Facebook page! Happy crafting, and don’t forget to go red!