Join other knitters and take some classes from accomplished teachers!
February 21-24, 2019
Radison Hotel South
Fort Worth, TX
We are pleased to announce that KANG will host a workshop and trunk show featuring Alissa Barton of Knitting Fairy Designs in February 2019. A teacher with more than 30 years’ experience, Alissa is known throughout the fiber community as its go-to source for anything and everything involving knitting, from cast-on to bind-off. Her Knitting Fairy patterns have been published in a variety of magazines and are available on Ravelry. Alissa has taught classes at workshops, guilds, and retreats throughout the country since 1990, having most recently been an instructor at the Lambs on the Run retreat in Breckenridge, Colorado, along with Ann Budd, Romi Hill, Jennifer Miller, and Norah Gaughan.
The workshop will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 2nd and 3rd, at the Courtyard by Marriott Westchase, 9975 Westheimer, Houston, Texas, 77042 (between Beltway 8 and S. Gessner). Following are the class offerings and workshop schedule.
We are all familiar with using decreases to shape our knitting, and we all know that we like working certain decreases and dislike others. Have you ever thought about how you can change the type of decrease and alter the overall look of the design? Picture a beautiful lace flower, where it comes to a point at the tip of a leaf. Have you ever wondered how you might have made it look more pointed or rounded? Maybe you aren’t a fan of P2togbl—is there something you can do to make it easier? We will explore not just decreases, but the art of the stitch and how to bend it to our whimsy. Our project will be a lovely shawl featuring the decreases taught in class.
Many knitters avoid the Kitchener Stitch. It’s NOT hard! Learn not only how to work a basic Kitchener in stockinette and garter stitch, but how to weave your knitting together in patterns—even lace! We will use one of our samples to make a cute cup cozy.
Welcome to Intarsia! Intarsia is the art of changing colors within your knitting to create a picture without adding to the thickness of your knitting. In true Intarsia, the tails are never carried, but you will learn how to deal with them expertly and efficiently. In this class, we will explore changing colors in straight lines, diagonals, rounded edges, and florals to create pictures within your knitting. You do not need to be an expert to work Intarsia, just willing! In class, we will learn the skills necessary to knit a beautiful lace shawl with an Intarsia border. Charts for users of Knit Companion will be available.
Saturday, 2/3/19 – 4:30pm – 6:00pm
In addition to the workshop, a trunk show of Alissa’s original Knitting Fairy designs, along with a selection of hand-dyed yarn from Theodora’s Pearls, is scheduled for Saturday, February 2, from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome, whether or not you are registered for a class.
Come join us and knit or crochet for charity on October 6th, from 8 to 12 at St Anne de Beaupre Catholic Church, 2810 Link Road, Houston, 77009. Bring a friend or two (KANG member or not) and help spread the word. We will have yarn available for projects; please supply your own needles or hooks. Patterns for our charity projects can be found here.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for Sea Purls 2019 and enjoy four days with a great group of knitting enthusiasts, family and friends! We will sail from Galveston to Cozumel on the Carnival Freedom on Saturday 2/09/19 at 4 PM. We will have a day at sea on Sunday 2/10, visit Cozumel on Monday 2/11, have another day at sea on Tuesday 2/12 and arrive back in Galveston at 8:30am Wednesday 2/13.
Our knitting workshops will take place during our two days at sea. We plan on two hours of workshop instruction during the morning of each day at sea and another 2 hours during the afternoons at sea for a total of eight hours of knitting instruction and assistance.
If you would like to register or have have any questions regarding the cruise please reach out to Hope at 972-679-3959! You will also find updated information at the Yarn & Stitches website and Facebook page:
Come and join the fun in East Texas! Growers, spinners, creators of all kinds are welcome! There will be vendors, demonstrations, a silent auction, and classes.
Friday – noon to 6pm
Saturday – 9am to 4pm
We are thrilled to be back at the Horseshoe Bay Resort again this year. Located just off of Lake LBJ near Marble Falls, TX, there are beautiful walking trails, bike rentals available, golf courses including a putting course, fitness center and on-site spa.
Our 2019 Teaching Lineup includes Andrea Mowry, Cecelia Campochiaro, & Juju Vail. Juju will also be presenting our Saturday Night Talk!
You can read more about our teachers and the classes they will be offering at this event in our newsletter.
Stitches, S’Mores & More is a knitting and fiber arts retreat that started about 8 years ago. This year’s retreat will be held September 20-23.
Classes include Portuguese knitting, felting, dying, fair isle, and more.
Regular registration is $450 through August 5. At 12:01AM on August 6, the cost of registration rises to $500.
Local Yarn Store Day is a brick-and-mortar yarn shop appreciation day created by TNNA Yarn Group. The inaugural LYS Day will take place on April 21 and is designed to show support for small businesses while bringing together a unique community of knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners to drive awareness and celebrate the craft.
Support your local yarn store by visiting it on April 21 and making a purchase! Many shops will have special events and sales going on that day.
As always, the knit-in is open to anyone who likes to knit and/or crochet for charity. Please help spread the word! Feel free to bring a food item to share with the group. We will have an oven and a microwave to heat up food. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.