Every year, Anne Hanson gets together with a few admired fellow designers for an extraordinary holiday scholarship fundraiser, highly anticipated by our followers. The money raised allows a specific student in the Foster Care to Success program to continue college for one more year, usually fashion or art majors, a plus for our industry!

These are always high-risk young men and women who have aged out of the system and don’t have family support. We have provided this scholarship since 2011 (twelve years and counting!) and we’ve seen first-hand the huge impact it has on our recipients.

In our Red Scarf Fundraiser 2022 we raised over $16,000.00 that were donated to the Foster Care to Success


We know that our fans are your fans too—will you join us to showcase a design during our 2023 Red Scarf Fundraiser? 


Funds are raised through sales of original accessory patterns and our wildly popular, special-edition Festivus yarn (Top secret)—Patterns are offered in both eBook and standalone forms to maximize sales. The designs and participating designers are heavily promoted on all our channels from mid-October through December 31st, so it can open up exposure to our entire community of customers too!  


Design contributions are temporary—during the fundraiser, we offer your accessory design exclusively through 12/31/2023 and donate 100% of the pattern price; your pattern is removed from our outlets afterward when the selling rights return to you. 


Cross-promotion is very important to the success of the fundraiser. we’re looking for designers with a heart for helping this great cause, who are willing to share their participation with their own fans. We commit fully to doing the same via email, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and our website.


We will of course provide your choice of Festivus yarn to design and knit a sample, PLUS an additional yarn from any of the Bare Naked Wools options so you can promote your design later on in available yarn—we’ll be happy to photograph it, and help you promote design after the pattern sales revert back to you. 


We reserve only to a few designers per year. 


If you're interested in joining our Red Scarf Fund Raiser, Please email us at skein@knitspot.com with subject line "Red Scarf Fundraiser 2023".