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All items currently being sent by The Ships Project are listed on this page.

Any items meeting our guidelines, but not listed here, are not

currently being sent due to the changing needs of our Troops.

Please hold these items until they are needed.

 

 

Visit the Item Guidelines page for more information

on acceptable colors, fabrics, and yarns.

 

Visit the Patterns page for approved knit, crochet, and sewn patterns.

 

Current Needs

  • Cool Ties
    • Cool ties should finish to 2-2.5 inches wide and at least 45 inches long.  Ends should be finished by tucking in and seaming, with no loose ends or threads.  Patterns and Watersorb Crystal order information can be found on the Patterns page.
      • Ground Troops
        • 100% Cotton Fabric
        • Tan Only
      • Ships
        • 100% Cotton Fabric
        • Patriotic prints (no exact representations of the flag) and colorful fabrics in approved colors/masculine prints.
  • Knitted Socks
    • Sock weight yarn only
    • Natural fibers only
    • Black or Dark Brown
    • Styles need to be true socks, not slipper styles
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Upcoming Needs

Items we anticipate needing in the coming months, so you can begin working on them.

Please note, that due to military guidelines, these may change at any time.

Please DO NOT send these items at this time

 

  • Hats and Slippers: Knitted, Crocheted, or Sewn
    • Ships
      • Single strand worsted weight (4ply) yarn or equivilant
      • Any non-specialty yarn, soft yarns such as Caron Simply Soft are preferred.  Acrylic, animal fiber, or blends such as Wool-Ease.
      • Any masculine colors.  Sports team colors and patriotic colors are popular.
      • PLEASE AVOID: Pastels, "flecked" yarns, white.
    • Ground Troops
      • Single strand worsted weight (4ply) yarn or equivilant.
      • 100% Animal Fibers ONLY (such as wool or alpaca) due to military safety regualtions.
      • Black or Coyote Brown ONLY, due to military safety regulations.  No color stripes.
      • Medical Units
        • Single strand worsted weight (4ply) yarn or equivilant.
        • 100% Animal Fibers ONLY (such as wool or alpaca) due to military safety regualtions.
        • Any masculine colors that are fun, bright, and cheerful.  Sports team colors and patriotic blends are popular.
        • PLEASE AVOID: Pastels, "flecked" yarns, black, white, brown, tan, and other drab colors.