SCI encourages you to purchase materials from your local yarn store. A network of these stores across the United States designate themselves as SCI Knit Spots. They have Christmas at Sea patterns, stock the right yarn (or know where to get it), and can answer questions about knitting for Christmas at Sea. To learn more about SCI Knit Spots or how a store can join, click here.
If you do not have access to a local yarn store or prefer to order supplies online, Jimmy Beans Wool offers yarn for Christmas at Sea projects at a discount. Find the yarns appropriate for Christmas at Sea projects here. First-time buyers receive a free shipping coupon for their next order and a 5% credit in their account; for subsequent purchases, knitters and crocheters receive 20% off after submitting a completed CAS project—just enclose the Jimmy Beans Wool receipt with your submission. (N.B. The 20% discount applies only to Christmas at Sea-appropriate yarn.)
Unique among handknitting charities, SCI’s Christmas at Sea provides yarn at little or no cost to those who have no means to obtain it from any other source or who live under severe budget restrictions. Email us to receive yarn as part of this special program, keeping in mind that SCI has a limited supply and variety of yarns.