Skip to main content

Knitters' Guild NSW Inc

Welcome to the Knitters' Guild of NSW's Website.

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.


Knit Fest 2014 at ABC JJJ

Knitters include Anushka, Merrin, Issy, jenny, Maureen, Helen, and Sally.

Knitters Guild members were asked to help Matt and Alex from the triple j breakfast show knit a special blanket as part of a "J Trade" promotion. 

"KNIT FEST 20149 September 2014  

by Alex Dyson triple j presenter

"This morning the studio was packed full of ladies. They were from the NSW Knitters Guild and they were here to help us create a delightful alpaca fleece knee blankie for Angela from the Gold Coast in exchange for her diamond ring. 

Our faces were filled with concentration, and to be honest I really can't remember what else happened on the show because I was too busy trying to not drop a stitch."

"Angela on the Gold Coast has offered to trade her diamond ring she received from an ex-lover! She said she'd swap it for a triple j knee-blankie knitted from Lucky the alpaca's fleece.  What should we trade the ring for?

We're going to use Lucky's fleece to make the triple j drum logo which will be stitched onto a woolen blanket, generously woven by the "Chicks with Sticks" (aka the Knit Guild NSW). Here they are showing Matt & Alex how to knit... "

Patron
Her Excellency
Dame Professor Marie Bashir

President
Sally Ogilvie

President's Message

Welcome to the website of the Knitters' Guild of NSW

The Guild began nearly 30 years ago in the Northern suburbs of Sydney, and has since become a State-wide organisation with 24 groups around the State and approximately 800 members.

The Guild exists to promote the crafts of knitting and crochet.  We hold monthly local group meetings and workshops, we organise charity knitting events, we provide the judges for many of the Shows around the State, we maintain an archival collection of knitting and crochet from the mid-1800’s onwards, and we hold State-wide events such as our bi-annual knitting camp weekend. You can also see what we’re up to by following us on Twitter,  on Facebook and in Ravelry.

If you would like more information please contact the Secretary of the Executive Committee at secretary@knittersguildnsw.org.au or a local convenor, using the locations tab at the top of the page.

 

 

Sally Ogilvie

President

Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitters-guild-nsw-inc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KnitGuildNSW

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kgnsw

Cap This!

Hats

 

   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.