CHIX Meeting – Embroider your knitting

Please come and join us in learning how to embroider as you knit. Bring DK yarn and needles to match.

We will also be discussing final preparations for using the remainder of our budget. Come and be heard.

CHIX Meeting – Embellish your Knitting with Embroidery

May’s program is “Learn to Embellish your Knitting with Embroidery.”  Using smooth, worsted yarn in 2 colors that are very close in color, please bring the following swatch: 
 
Using longtail cast on, CO 26 stitches with color A.
 
ROW 1.  Color B  WS  K3 P20 K3
ROW 2.                  RS  K26
ROW 3.  Color A  WS  K3 P20 K3
ROW 4.                  RS  K26
 
Repeat Rows 1 – 4 for 50 rows. BO loosely and block if necessary.
 
Optional: Crochet swatch in SC stripes like the knitting swatch.
Supplies: Blunt tip tapestry needle. Scrap smooth worsted or dk yarn, normal knitting supplies

CHIX Meeting – Joining in the round

Sue Werner will present our program for April.  If you are interested in trying some alternate methods for joining circular knitting, please join us.  There will be samples of the various methods available; if you wish to try them, you will need a small amount of worsted weight yarn and your favorite needles.  Also, feel free to share any tips you might have for knitting in the round.

CHIX Meeting – Finger Knitting

The Chix with Stix January program will be on finger knitting.  This is a fun way to  knit, it goes quickly, and no needles are needed!  Bring a friend to learn this easy technique and get them started knitting.  There’s no advance preparation.  Just bring worsted weight yarn in 2-3 complementary colors, scissors, and a measuring tape.

CHIX Meeting – Holiday Party

Chix would like to invite you to their holiday meeting.  Bring a dish to share.  We will again be donating toiletries to the Star of Hope.  Everyone is always welcome.

CHIX Meeting – Holiday Shawl Pins

Just in time for Christmas/Holiday giving, let’s make shawl pins that can be made easily for any knitted or crocheted items.  Please bring scissors for cutting paper and thin wire, and your normal knitting and crochet supplies.  All other supplies will be provided.

 

And bring last month’s project so we can finish turning circles into squares.  Looking forward to seeing everyone.  We will be finalizing plans for our Christmas/Holiday gathering.

CHIX Meeting – Doodling with Yarn

Grab some yarn and knitting needles or a crochet hook and come have fun with Sheryl Means “doodling with yarn”.  Learn to create a one of a kind fabric that can be as structured or unstructured as you are comfortable with. There are no rules, only fun with a few simple guidelines.  Handouts will be provided so you can enjoy the freedom of making unique fiber art wearables at home. 
 
Materials to bring:
– Small amounts of yarn in different weights ranging from lace to worsted, textures, etc. in a color palette that pleases you.
– Knitting needles sizes 6-8 & Crochet hooks G-J, depending on your personal gauge. (The goal is for a looser than normal gauge and we might even use more than one size!)
– General supply kit with scissors, finishing needles, stitch markers, etc. 

CHIX Meeting – Math for Knitters

This month we will talk about how to substitute one weight of yarn for another. If your pattern calls for a DK weight yarn and you want to use fingering weight, what can you do to be sure it fits? This is a follow-up to Sandy Zeringue’s program last month about substituting one fiber for another.