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Welcome, Christmas at Sea Knitters!

The good folks from the Christmas at Sea project asked us to help them spread the word about their wonderful - and 120 year old - charitable knitting program. We were happy to oblige! Please read on for more info...

Since 1898 (yes, EIGHTEEN ninety-eight), Christmas at Sea has provided commercial mariners with handknit hats, scarves, vests, and socks each winter as our way of saying "thank you" for making our lives more comfortable. Indeed, international seafarers and inland river mariners deliver the goods that make our own holiday gift-giving celebrations possible. Over 4,000 knitters from around the country contribute their time and talent to make over 19,000 (!) hand-knits each year! Why do we knit? Seafarers and inland river mariners who work on the world's oceans and on the American inland river system sometimes go unnoticed, but their efforts make a big difference in our world. Learn more here.

Join us! Knit a hat, scarf, vest or socks, and join the thousands of other knitters warming hearts of mariners at Christmastime. Visit us on Facebook or the Christmas at Sea Blog.

Take a look at the project patterns. All the patterns use worsted weight yarn, except for the socks, which calls for either sock or sport weight. When buying yarn, keep in mind that our hats generally require less than 1 skein of 100g (3.5oz) yarn, while scarves take 2 skeins, and vests take 4.

If you have any questions or need more information, contact Christmas at Sea via email: cas@seamenschurch.org or phone: 973-589-5828.
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