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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.


The Easter Show has been and gone for another year but this is the display arranged by our members on Satuday. Thanks from everyone at the Guild for the amazing amount of work you put in for a one-day stand. The theme this year was Recycling and showed how you can create great items with plastic bags and T-shirts, re-use old yarn and make use of all those odds and ends. Great show,everyone.

 

President 

Sally Ogilvie

President's Message

Welcome to the website of the Knitters' Guild 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: 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.

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.