Doctors without Borders & p/hop
February 14, 2010
Thanks to the brilliance and generosity of Natalie Fergie of The Yarn Yard and Pete and Clare at MSF (Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders), knitters are raising much-needed funds via p/hop — Pennies per Hours of Pleasure. Knitters donate patterns, knitted items for raffles, yarns, pattern books. These are made available to other knitters (or non-knitters for that matter) in return for a donation to MSF — as much as they think the item is worth or as much as they can part with.
Dido is one such pattern. If you would like to knit it, you can find it now at p/hop (along with other interesting patterns).
Dido can be knit as stole (requiring about 700-800 yards/metres of fingering yarn) or as scarf (requiring about 400 yards/metres).
There is more information on the pattern here (as well as a link to p/hop and the download link).