KNIT Meeting – FROG that project!

Our March 10 meeting is all about spring, spring beginnings, spring break.  So to go along with the biggest spring event in Houston we’re going to have the “Rippit Rodeo”.  Bring that project that you’ve wanted to FROG and get it done during our time together.  We’ll have a winder set up available so you can undo the project that’s not going to go any further and get it wound up and ready to go for a new one.  And don’t forget the Poca KAL.  Bring yours and we’ll work through next steps, directions, and questions.

KNOT Meeting – Yarn Substitution

Note change in location of meeting this month: KNOT will be having the Meeting February 27th 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Yarn Store Boutique’s new location, 8900 Eastlock Drive, #230, Spring, TX 77379.

Doris Scott will teach us about yarn substitution. Please call the shop if the gate is closed, 281-430-3770.

We are also starting a KAL named “Audition”, and here is a LINK with lots of details, information and resources that have gone out to KNOT members.  Those that are participating in the KAL will need sections 1 and 2 completed by the February meeting as we will be learning the first pattern panel that evening.

KNIT Meeting – Knitting as a Form of Protest

Our program for the month is Knitting as a form of Protest with our very own Nancy Polychronopoulos.
Nancy will give a talk on the history of knitting and Crafting in Dissent about crafting as a way to protest – it’s not a new thing!

For our KAL, Step 2 is working the sleeve and dolman shaping — work through page 4 of the pattern which means you will end with the 3 Set Up for the Right Shoulder Rows. ** If you finish this phase up, and want a jump start you can work the Left Sleeve exactly has you have for the right (following the directions on page 6). **

Brioche part 2 assistance will be available for those of us knitting the All About the Brioche shawl.

Lastly a surprise from Ruth’s bag of knitting tricks.  You won’t want to miss this month’s program!

SoCK Meeting – Shawl KAL

Join SoCK in our shawl KAL.  Choose a pattern, your colorway, bring your yarn and needles and let’s begin.  The pattern choices are:  Antarktis by Janina Kallio, available for purchase on Ravelry  OR  Diffusion by Tetiana Otruta, a free pattern available from Knitpicks.  Both are asymmetric triangular shawls.   
 

Antarktis Shawl

Diffusion Shawl

 
Antarktis alternates garter stitch and lace sections.  You could use one colorway or alternate the sections in different colors, or blend two colors.  Diffusion is worked sideways in garter stitch with simple lace.  This shawl could use as many as five colors, two colors,  on just one.  It’s your choice!  This is an excellent opportunity to dig into your stash and be creative.   
 
A yarn swift and ball winder will be available if you need help getting started.  Looking forward to seeing everyone’s choices.   

KNIT Mtg – Cowl KAL

Join us as we begin our KNIT COWL KAL! You choose from three patterns: Makes Me Happy Cowl by Diane L. Augustin; Amazing Day Cowl by Beth Garbo; and The Sampler Cowl by Heather Lynch. We will begin each pattern during the meeting, including casting on and joining in the round and provisional cast-on. Bring your needles, yarn, pattern, and stitch markers (for joining in the round, removable stitch markers will be helpful).

Homework:

  • Choose your pattern and yarn
  • Swatch for the gauge specified in the pattern you will be working.

KNOW Mtg – Knit-A-Long

We begin our annual KAL this month.  This will be a short 1 month KAL.  We will be knitting hats for charity, and have plenty of donated yarn for this purpose.  Please bring needles in the 9 to 11 range to start a hat at the meeting.  Pick out some of the donated yarn and start your hat.  The hats will be collected at the February meeting to be distributed.

Materials:

  • US 9 – 11 size needles