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Knitting for Community Service: Knit for Community Service

YA students can earn 10 community service hours by knitting a scarf or hat.

Project Description

You can help your neighbors keep warm this winter by knitting a scarf or hat.  
Nyack School District students can earn ten community service hours
for each scarf or hat you complete. 


  This community service project is not available all year.  Click the Community Service link on our Teen Services page  to see when the project is running and when it ends.

  How to start?  Click the link for printable  instructions and material requirements for a very basic scarf  project in the box on the right.   You are not limited to these instructions.  Students have found instructions from other sources.  Just remember that your end product will be used by someone who needs something practical and warm.   

  Don't know how to knit?  No problem. 

  • Check out some recommended books at the library by clicking the  Suggested Knitting Books tab above.
  • Click the Basic How-to-Knit Videos  tab for the appropriate video to learn.  Videos are available for  right-handed and left-handed knitters that show all the basic steps  (cast on, knit stitch,  binding off)  to make a scarf.   If you have never knitted before, your first project should be a simple scarf.  A hat requires learning additional types of stitches.
  • For information on where to purchase knitting materials, click the Local Stores for Knitting Materials tab.
  • Knitting needles as well as other knitting supplies can be borrowed from the library's Community Closet. Click here to see what the library has to offer.
  • If you are an intermediate or advance knitter, you can find  other  library resources on knitting, by using the catalog search box above.  Check out the Cool Patterns link in the Helpful Websites box.  
  • Still have questions?  Click the FAQs tab to see if you can find your question and answer.

  After completing your scarf or hat, bring the item to the Information Desk at the Valley Cottage Library for a letter that you can submit to your school/organization to receive credit for your service.  It is your responsibility to schedule time to complete the project before your organization's deadline.   


Some printable instructions

Helpful Websites