Meet Anne Barch and her De-Stash Sweater for afghans for Afghans ...her free knitting pattern is kindly posted here on her blog.
Anne asked me to post with her photo and link, and she'll pop in when she gets a chance. Thank you, Anne! We especially value an attractive, well-fitting pattern that uses up the oddballs. Great fun with color! Your sweater is going to look wonderful on an Afghan girl or boy.
And, if you don't have oddballs (reveal your madness!), I think it would be fun to collect remnants from a dozen or so knitting friends just to involve more people ... who will also be happy to see their basket of odds and ends being used for a good cause.