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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.


The Guild now has a new logo. Approximately one–third of the Guild membership voted, with 70% indicating they wished to change the old logo. Many congratulations to Ann Lemon, Maitland Group member, who designed the winning design. 

A very big ‘Thank You‘ to those of you who entered this competition and those who took the time and trouble to vote. 

Guild President, Sally Ogilvie, was hoping to present Ann with her prize of a basket of beautiful yarns on her recent visit to the Maitland Group but at the time Ann was enjoying an overseas trip. The basket is valued at about $350 and it was very kindly and generously donated by some of our wonderful Retail Members: Bendigo Woollen Mills, Feltfne, The House of Wool, Marlyn Alpaca, Mosman Needlecraft and The Wool Inn.

Ann’s design, which she painted, was assessed by an external academic designer for its suitability for all the uses we wish to make of it (digital, print, badges, cloth labels etc) and her suggestions were then passed to a professional graphic designer who produced the logo we see today.

 

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

 

Knitters' Guild Online 

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.