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Knit, Purl, Love

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Knitters are needed for Knit, Purl, Love... a Christian ministry that knits for orphans.  Scarves will go to orphans in Ukraine through New Hope International; Teddy Bears will go to orphans in Haiti thru Community Coalition for Haiti.

Every hand-knitted (or crocheted) gift will be personalized with the knitters name and a Bible Verse.  As of May 2013 we have sent over 4200 scarves to orphans in Eastern Europe.


  • Scarves and teddy bears can be mailed to:
    Anna Katherine Scott
    9705 Chilcott Manor Way
    Vienna, VA  22181
  • Locally they can be dropped off at the Vienna Presbyterian Church office, located at 124 Park Street NE, Vienna, VA 22180 (phone 703-938-9050).

Scarves collected will be shipped to Ukraine in December with Burt and Lisa LeJune and their two daughters and distributed by New Hope International at their Christmas parties in the orphanages.  The teddy bears will be collected through VPC and distributed with groups making missions trips to Haiti throughout the year with the Community Coalition for Haiti.  Each child will know who made their gift.  It will be very special to receive a handmade gift from America in the name of Jesus.


  • Scarves can be any size or color - scarves needed for boys and girls ages 4-16.
  • Teddy bears can be any pattern as long as they are no bigger than 12 inches.  (See links to two patterns in the right-hand column.)
  • All scarves and teddy bears will be labeled with a Bible verse and the knitters name and hometown.  (You can also label if you want, but we are happy to do it for you!)  As an example each scarf will be personalized like this:  Handmade especially for you with love in the name of Jesus by Anna Katherine Scot from Vienna, VA USA.  "Jesus said:  'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.'  This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it:  'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Matthew 22:37-39
  • Please use your talents and creative license to create something special with your personal touch.

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God bless you and your willingness to make a difference in the life of orphaned children.  Please pray that God blesses this ministry and encourage other knitters to join this ministry!  Thank you so much.