Well we have done just that!
Over the course of a year, we raised and donated $91,667 USD to the Against Malaria Foundation. This money buys 45,132 long-lasting insecticide treated bed nets, which will protect over 80,000 people, the population of 160 villages!
A huge thank-you to all who have supported this project in so many ways. As knit designers, we are constantly inspired and impressed by the knitting community. Our work goes out into the world and passes through so many hands, and in this we saw our opportunity to contribute.
The ebook is no longer available, as this fundraiser has come to its end, but the designs will be available on Ravelry for sale individually. Check them out!
Nine indie designers donated patterns: Shannon Cook, Romi Hill, Bristol Ivy, Tanis Lavallée, Joji Locatelli, Alexa Ludeman, Jane Richmond, Ysolda Teague, and Emily Wessel. The project and ebook were coordinated by Emily Wessel and Alexa Ludeman of Tin Can Knits. Learn more about the designers here.
Yarn support was generously provided by: A Verb for Keeping Warm, Baa Ram Ewe, Brooklyn Tweed, John Arbon Textiles, Jill Draper Makes Stuff, Kate Davies Designs, Madelinetosh, Quince and Co., Sweet Fiber Yarns, SweetGeorgia Yarns, Tanis Fiber Arts, The Plucky Knitter, and YOTH. Learn more about the yarns here.
Hundreds of other knitters, shop owners, bloggers, designers and podcasters have put their wholehearted support behind this project. Thanks to all of you!
Malaria is preventable; no one need die of it.
Yet 400 million people fall ill every year, half a million die of the disease, and 70% of those who die are kids under 5. As parents, Alexa and I felt that there is nothing we wouldn't do to protect our children. Raising funds for AMF was a way for us to reach out and make a difference in people's lives. Learn more about malaria here.