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KIK Meeting – Knitting Jewelry

Come and learn how to knit a beaded I-cord necklace from sock yarn scraps!

Once you learn this simple technique, you can personalize your necklaces with various sizes of yarn and beads.

 

What to Bring:

  • two, double-pointed needles size US size 1.5 or 2
  • Bring your own sock yarn scraps or choose a color from yarn that will provided at the meeting

Other materials, including beads, will be provided

KIK Meeting – Easter Basket Parade

*NOTE: There is a change in date this month!!

Last month we learned how to knit baskets and eggs, so this month we will show off our finished items and have a contest.

Bring your finished Easter baskets filled with knitted eggs, and we will vote on them. The winner will receive a prize!

KIK Meeting – Baskets & Bowls

*NOTE: There is a change in date this month!!

Learn how to knit different sizes and styles of baskets and bowls depending on your choice of yarn.

Andrea Conrad will share her knowledge and experience using several patterns which she will bring to the meeting. Some are simple and some are more complicated; all are knit in the round.

 

Homework:
Bring some yarn of worsted or super bulky weight and appropriate size double point or circular needles. Any sturdy yarn can be used, but if you want a felted basket then you’ll need to use 100% wool yarn. This is a good project for scrap yarn, and you can knit with multiple strands of yarn; just be sure to use larger needles.

KIK Meeting – Broomstick Lace

Lu Ann will teach us how to knit the “Broomstick Lace” pattern. This pattern is really pretty with yarn that has fairly short repeats.

 

Materials:

You will need any weight yarn with the appropriate needle size.

*NOTE: Using yarn that’s fuzzy or doesn’t have good stitch definition is not recommended.

 

Homework:  

Cast on, in multiples of 5, enough stitches to make an approximately 5-7 inch width scarf.

For example, for fingering weight yarn cast on 35 stitches.

Knit the first 2 rows.

Row 3. ” knit 1, yo 2 times” repeat until the last stitch, knit 1.

–>We will be starting with row 4 in class.

KIK Meeting – Yarn Mysteries

The Mysteries of Yarn

We will discuss the characteristics of yarn, including weights, the numbering system for yarn weights, how to determine the weight of your yarn in case you’ve lost the label, and tips for determining the fiber content. We will also learn how to determine the amount of yarn needed for a project if you are using a different yarn than specified in the pattern, and how to estimate yarn amounts for a pattern you are creating. Bring some scrap yarn and appropriate size needles for knitting a swatch.

KIK Meeting – Christmas Party

Christmas Party

We’re having our annual Christmas party! Bring a snack to share – simple finger food, please, nothing elaborate. Tableware and drinks will be provided.
We will also have a “stash” yarn exchange. Bring a skein (100 gr or less) of new, unopened yarn from your stash, wrapped or in a gift bag. We will play a fun gift-exchange game.

KIK Meeting – Christmas Crafts

November is our annual knitting & yarn Christmas Celebration with Gloria Stafford!
Bring a tapestry needle and yarn in two different colors.
Gloria will provide card stock for the project.
Advisement: Covid restrictions at the library require social distancing. Due to the current Covid-19 threat level, we will follow current CDC & local guidelines and recommend that all attendees (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks.

KIK Meeting – Outlander KAL (continued)

In October, we will continue our Outlander KAL!


KAL – Boar Hunt Capelet, Part 2
We will finish knitting the Boar Hunt Capelet from the TV series Outlander. Bring your questions; there will be a short Q&A session to help with problems you may have encountered. We will also work the bind-off and learn the Chinese Waitress bind off technique.
Advisement: Covid restrictions at the library require social distancing. Due to the current Covid-19 threat level, we will follow current CDC & local guidelines and recommend that all attendees (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks.

KIK Meeting – Outlander KAL

For September’s program, we are starting a Knit-A-Long!!
KAL – Boar Hunt Capelet, Part 1
We will begin to knit the Boar Hunt Capelet from the TV series Outlander. This lovely capelet is easy to knit using bulky yarn and features a seed stitch collar and left- and right-leaning increases for the shoulder shaping. The free pattern will be provided at the meeting.
Materials List:
  • bulky weight tweed yarn (~250 yds)
  • 24-inch circular needles in size 11
  • stitch markers

FYI: Knit Picks has a reasonably-priced selection of bulky weight yarns.

Advisement: Covid restrictions at the library require social distancing. Due to the current Covid-19 threat level, we will follow current CDC & local guidelines and recommend that all attendees (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) wear masks.

KIK Meeting – Pandemic Projects

In August, our program will be “Pandemic Projects.”

We all did a lot of kitting during the pandemic, so bring some of your favorite completed projects to share with members.

*Note: KIK resumes in-person meetings this month, temporarily meeting at the R. B. Tullis Library, located on the US-59 northbound feeder road, just north of the Grand Parkway. Covid restrictions at the library require social distancing; also, please wear a mask if you have not been vaccinated.