KIND will meet via Zoom on Thursday, July 16 at 10am. We will learn two different ways of purling: Portuguese purling and purling backwards.
Zoom through the summer with KNIT as we have a Summer of Socks. Our own Natalie is presenting Two At A Time * Toe Up Socks. Choose between Vanilla Socks with Gusset, Beginner Toe Up Socks – Worsted Weight (pattern Knit Freedom), or Ann’s Five Gauge Socks. Natalie will use the worsted weight pattern (https://knitfreedom.com/free-pattern/toe-up-socks-beginner-magic-loop-worsted/) to guide us through a fast project that teaches all the facets of socks including turning the heel.
For July’s meeting, have the pattern, yarn, magic loop needles ready for knitting. See you all at the meeting. Chapter members look for my email.
The link for our ZOOM meeting will be sent to the email address you used when you joined KANG.
Our next KAL will be a beaded cowl, Intermezzo, a free pattern on Ravelry. Be ready to start on Saturday.
Chix is having a Zoom Knit-a-Long hosted by Shelly Martella of Threads & Ewe. We will knit Black Light Cowl by Shaina Billow. It is a free pattern on Ravelry and is worked in the round using slip-stitch Mosaic knitting. The cowl features a crisp chevron against a bold backdrop. Black Light requires 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. 1 skein variegated and 1 skein solid. Check it out here,
Yarn can be purchased at http://www.threadsandewe.com/
At our next KNOW meeting, Flash Your Stash! Send in 1-3 photos. We’ll put all your photos on a single PowerPoint slide – but without your name. We’ll have some fun trying to guess which slide belongs to which member. If you get the most answers right, you will get bragging rights! We will also hold our typical show and share of projects. Don’t be shy; proudly show off your stash, and know that, no matter how big, someone always has more yarn than you! Directions for submitting your photos will follow via email.
Knitter’s Night Out West meets from 6:30 pm – 8:30pm on the last Monday of each month (except in May and December). Please watch your email for a Zoom invitation around June 23rd.
Spinning on Spindles & Wheels. Now that you’ve learned all about wool, learn to spin it! Jessica Myers and Cadence Myers will teach you how to spin on a spindle and on a spinning wheel. If you have a spindle or wheel, feel free to bring it.
Everyone needs a break! Join us Tuesday, March 13 during Spring Break Week. There is no program in March and we will use this time to knit and socialize. What were your best Spring Break getaways and where would you like to go next? Bring your stories and memories, and share them with the group.
Get the wool truth! SoCK will gather for the final program in our series dedicated to understanding different fiber types and the best use for each type of wool. Knit while you watch and jot down things you’ve learned for future reference! If you haven’t joined us for the first two programs, don’t fret! You’re still welcome to attend and join us for this final session.
If you like brioche stitch, the knit-one-below stitch (K1B) achieves a similar effect but involves no yarn overs, burps or barks. All you need to know is how to knit and purl. You can create a dense brioche-like texture with a single color or columns of 2-colors in stockinette.HOMEWORK:For the first sample, you will need a worsted or bulky yarn and a set of needles size 8 or above (either straight or circular needles). Cast on 13 stitches and knit 2 rows of garter stitch then a row of K1P1 ribbing. You will begin and end with a knit stitch. Leave the knitting on your needle.For the second sample you must have either a circular needle or double points because you will slide your work and work a second row before turning the needle. The pattern will be worked in four rows: 2 on the RS then 2 on the WS. You should bring 2 contrasting colors of yarn.With color A, cast on 13 stitches loosely, preferably using a long tail cast on. Without turning the needle, slide the stitches to the other end of the needle, join color B at the beginning of the cast on stitches and purl across the row. Both A and B yarns will now be at the same end of the needle.