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!
Our program for the month is 2-color brioche using the shawl pattern “All About that Brioche” by Lisa Hannes/maliha designs. We will cover the basic brioche stitch and 2-color brioche. Bring two different colors of DK yarn and appropriate size needles AND needles one or two sizes below the appropriate size. If you want, you can knit Part 1 of the body of the shawl according to the pattern (all garter stitch).
If you are following the KAL of Laura Nelkin’s POCA sweater. January is Step 1 – wind your yarn, make a gauge swatch. Just like Laura suggests, start knitting the sleeve. We will make sure you are on gauge for a correct fit.
Join KNIT for our holiday potluck party as we end the year sharing food and fun yarny projects. Bring a dish, savory or sweet, and your completed projects for Show and Share. There will be sock yarn prizes for some extra holiday cheer. Knitters joining in the KAL can also talk about how they will begin the 2020 project.
October is busy. Come and join us as we learn how to knit a Tawashi Knot. Using a
combination of knitting and origami to make little scrubbies, the Tawashi Knots pattern is free
on Ravelry for knit and crochet. Bring a worsted weight cotton of one color, 5 stitch markers,
and yarn needle for sewing in ends. Knitters – size 6 needles. Crocheters – size G hook.
AND then we will measure. After Christmas gifts, it’s time to knit for yourself … maybe that
means a sweater, cardigan, or some other garment where gauge and size actually matter. The
first decison is always “what size do I make?” Bring your flexible measuring tape, and we’ll help
each other get all the essential measurements. No judgements, just numbers. We’ll provide
information about what to measure and how; you will need to wear something that is form
Our very own Crystal Smith will present a program on using beads with knitting. The program covers information for beginners as well as advanced knitters. Those with more experience are encouraged to bring their projects to show and discuss.
If you want to practice the techniques discussed, bring fingering weight yarn (solid, lighter colors are best), size 6 or 8 beads, and some type of beading tool (a 1.25mm crochet hook will work.) If you do not have a 1.25mm hook or a beading tool, Crystal will bring other options as a substitute.
Join us for two activities to “cast on” the new KNIT year. We have six members demonstrating unique knitting stitches with swatches and pattern applications. Come learn something fun from our own talented knitters. Also, everyone can participate as we survey the group for potential program activitities for the upcoming year – from KALs to skills and techniques. We really want your input. As usual, show and share is a favorite way to end the meeting, so bring your completed projects for all the “ohs and ahs!”
Come to our July Picnic Knit ‘N Chat! Chapter members will receive a survey for picnic food ideas, then the chapter will supply the picnic. Come and chat with us as we celebrate the middle of summer!
We will continue our anticipation and preparation for Houston Fiber Fest. Please bring projects you have made with yarn purchased at past Houston Fiber Fests (or just bring the yarn if you are still thinking about the perfect project for that yarn). We will discuss vendors and share our shopping lists!
This month we will have Nancy Polychronopoulos tell us all we need to know about Houston Fiber Fest which will be held June 21st – Jun 23rd at the Berry Center. Learn all about vendors and classes. Make plans to see your friends. We will cover it all at our May meeting!
Ruth Cutting will bring the wonders of entrelac to our meeting. Ruth suggests a skein of self-striping yarn with long color runs; something like Noro’s Silk Garden or Plymouth’s Gina. DK or worsted weight would be the easiest to work with. And of course, bring needles in an appropriate size for the yarn.