©Ellen Paulley. Chase the Chill in Winnipeg.

Founded in 2008 in Easton, PA, Chase the Chill combines art, charity, and yarn bombing.

Our mission is to celebrate the art and beauty of hand knitting and crocheting, building community, generating positive interest in a location, and sharing with others.

Chase the Chill is an annual graffiti/yarn bombing event that distributes handmade scarves in public places so that those in need—regardless of income and without any qualifiers—can help themselves.

Scarves draped on trees, bridge walkways, signs, and other public locations appeared overnight in downtown Easton for the first time in fall 2010. Each one included a hang tag inviting anyone to claim ownership of the scarf.