I’ve been a beginning-intermediate knitter for about six or seven years now and so far the most complicated thing I’ve made is my little “Mobile Monster” pig (see above) from Stitch n Bitch Nation. I have big dreams of making a real garment one day, something pretty and fitted like Jenna Adorno’s Tempting sweater… or maybe Tempting II.
But the design that’s really calling to me right now is Jenna’s charming Hopeful sweater. She designed it a couple of years ago, right before her partner of 11 years was diagnosed with breast cancer, and for each $5 pattern sold, Jenna will personally donate $6 to the Susan Love breast cancer research foundation.
Plus, the sweater is downright adorable:
If you’d like to buy it, visit this page to pay via PayPal and get your downloadable pattern instantly.
For more knitting for a good cause, Chemo Caps offers free patterns for hats you can make and donate to patients at a cancer treatment center in your area.
And if you’re not much of a needleworker, how about making a donation to the American Cancer Society directly?