Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Knitters Guild NSW

The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

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Welcome to the Knitters' Guild NSW

 



The Knitters' Guild is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and encouraging the skills of Knitting and Crochet amongst its members and the wider community.

The Knitters' Guild NSW Inc. was established more than 30 years ago to promote and encourage hand knitting and crochet. The Guild provides the opportunity for members to learn both traditional and modern techniques, and to keep up with the latest developments in material developments and knitting and crochet design in Australia and internationally. It also encourages maintenance of high standards in design and technique, and encourages the exhibition of members’ work. We also encourage local dyers and retailers to become retail members of our organisation, which brings benefits to both their business and to our members.

Our 800 members have the opportunity to attend local group meetings, workshops, and classes. They can undertake assessable tasks for certificates, and partake in the many social and educational opportunities offered by the Guild across the state. Knitting and crochet are far from moribund crafts. New techniques and ways of creating fabrics are being developed constantly by designers around the world, and the Guild is in the forefront of these developments, offering classes and workshops in both traditional and modern techniques and skills, and hosting international teachers. To find out more please explore the site.

What We Do

Our Features

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The Guild Magazine is available to members. It is packed full of features and comes out every 3 months.

  • Guild news
  • Competitions
  • Patterns
  • Group reports
  • Current events
 

 

Other Highlights

The Guild is active in a variety of spheres, from supporting charities, hospitals, and animal shelters with hand-crafted items to exhibiting, showing and judging items in various exhibitions and competitions.

 

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Charity Knitting

Knitted and crocheted garments are always so much in demand and there are a number of charities in Australia who are very happy to receive them.

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Free Patterns

Free patterns made available to the Guild.

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Useful Links

Links to other knitting and craft sites with patterns, and other useful links such shows and competitions.

Latest News

FibreFest 2018

This year we will be holding FibreFest over 2 days.  That's right, 2 whole days of fibre fun, frolics, food and friendship. Come for the day, come for the weekend!  

New Groups 2018

We are very excited to announce 2 new Knitters' Guild NSW groups - Northern Tablelands in Armidale and Mid North Coast in Port Macquarie.  

Knit Like a Viking 2018

You asked and here it is! Knit Like a Viking is back by popular demand.                                            And don't forget to check out the other exciting Workshops we are running.  

New Workshops for 2018

Welcome to the new array of workshops organised for the first half of the year. There is a lot to get involved with. Frolics This year we have TWO frolics for you. Our February Frolic is back by popular demand. Learn four techniques in one day. You will learn how to knit from charts; colourwork;...

FibreFest Retailers 2017

Just look at the retailers we have coming to FibreFest!   Connect with old favourites or try someone new. Need ideas or yarn for your Christmas knitting or just want to bag an early present for yourself? Don't miss out!!!  

Current Executive

 

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   Materials:

   2 x 50g balls, 8ply yarn
   1pr 4mm (UK 8) knitting needles
   1 tapestry needle to join centre back seam

 

 

Instructions

Cast on 3 sts. Knit one row.

Working in garter stitch throughout, increase one stitch at the beginning of each row until edge measures 25 cm. Place a coloured marker here on one side. This will now be the lower edge of the cap.

Increase one stitch at the beginning of the coloured marker side. Decrease one stitch at the beginning of the other side until the longer (marker) side measures 40-43cm.

Decrease one stitch at the beginning of each row until the 2 short sides are the same length. You will now have a rectangular shaped piece of knitting.

With sts still on the needle. pick up and knit every 'knot' along the long edge. Knit 2 together along the next 2 rows. Thread yarn through the remaining sts and pull up tight and fasten off. Thread tapestry needle with yarn; sew the 2 short sides together to form back seam.

Turn lower edge up to suit. Hey Presto... Cap

Diagram

Diagram showing pattern dimensions.