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

Knit Like a Viking

Welcome to our first workshop for 2017.  Something a little different.     We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order.     Cancellation Policy The Guild will issue a full refund for...

Camp 2017 is Coming .....

Fireworks Scarf & Dorset Buttons   Here is a taste of some of the workshops we are running over the Camp weekend.  Full details of all these will be on the website in the next few weeks so you can decide what you’d like to attend before bookings open in the middle of January.   Details of...

Welcome to the all new Knitters’ Guild NSW website

Gratuitous Yarn Photo As you can see, the website has undergone a major overhaul. ·         The whole look is updated. ·         Streamlined Home page. ·         Much easier to see all the different facets of the Guild at work. ·         Great advertisement for the...

A Very Crochet Christmas

Christmas is coming. Get ready with this fabulous crochet Christmas Wreath.     We are taking bookings through TryBooking.com. Please click on the link below and you will be taken to TryBooking to complete your order. Unfortunately this event has had to be cancelled.     Cancellation...

Craft & Quilt Fair Glebe Island 2016

June 22-26 saw the 2016 Craft & Quilt Fair being held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, Glebe Island. Various treasures for the knitter and crocheter were there to be found, including new Guild retail member Australian Alpaca Barn.   We had enthusiastic volunteers...   .. and...

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.