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Knitters' Guild NSW Inc

Welcome to the Knitters' Guild 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.


 

REMINDER: - Guild AGM 7th May @ Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St , Sydney from 11.00 am. 

Announcing FibreFest 2016. To celebrate our 30th Birthday (Happy Birthday to us!) we are hosting a wonderful day of everything fibre.  On Sunday, 9 October 2016 we hope you can join us at the Sisters of Mercy Convent in Singleton, the heart of the Hunter Valley, NSW between 10am and 4pm.
 
There will be workshops, demonstrations, retail vendors, food, music and even a place to sit, socialise and practice your craft. If you would like to have a stall or give a demonstration or be involved in any other way, please contact us at festival@knittersguildnsw.org.au.
 
Lock the date in now, it’s going to be a great event you won’t want to miss! For more information please see the link below under Save the Dates. And stay tuned for the next workshop - Brioche Stitch.

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We are also still taking bookings for our 30th birthday celebratory High Tea @ Radisson Blu Plaza, Sydney here. Bookings close April 30.

 

Save the Dates

29th/30th April - Joy of Knitting @ Newcastle

30th April -  Mudgee Muster 2016

7th May - AGM & High Tea

20th June - Biggest Morning Tea @ Epping Group

9th October -  Fibre Festival 2016 @ Sacred Spaces, Singleton

More details to come.

 

News Desk

 

President 

Sally Ogilvie

President's Message

Welcome to the website of the Knitters' Guild NSW.

In 2016, we are celebrating our 30th birthday with lots of events, workshops and activities planned for the next 12 months.

We’ve grown from one group on the Northern Beaches of Sydney in 1986 to 24 groups across the state of NSW and over 860 members.   We hold monthly local group meetings and workshops, have knitting and crochet certification programs, provide judges for many of the Shows around the State, hold ‘yarn-tasting’ events, organise exhibitions, a bi-annual weekend Camp, train and bus trips to yarn shops and other groups, and in 2016 we are planning our first Fibre Festival …  there is always something going on.  You can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Ravelry to keep a close eye on what is happening.

As a member you may attend any group or event in the Guild and take part in all these activities.  You’ll receive a quarterly magazine (available by email or post), and a monthly e-newsletter.  You also have access to some great discounts and special offers from our Retail Members. 

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.

We look forward to welcoming many more knitters and crocheters in 2016 to help us celebrate our special birthday.

Sally Ogilvie: President

Knitters' Guild Online 

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

Twitter twitter.com/KnitGuildNSW

Facebook www.facebook.com/kgnsw

Help with Logging In

The first time you log in to the Guild website you will need to create your own secure password. To do this you will need an email address that is in our database. If you haven’t registered an email address with us, or if you’re not sure which address you have registered, please email membership@knittersguildnsw.org.au with your full name.

Here is a print-out to guide you through the process.

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.