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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 - Sunday 31st January last day to renew your membership without late fee.

This year is promising to be an exciting year for the Guild. 2016 has just started and already our first events have sold out. Luckily the next events are lining up to claim your attention.   It's time to celebrate the big 30. That's right!  30 years of the Knitters' Guild NSW.  And what better way to celebrate than by indulging in a sumptuous High Tea at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel. A great opportunity to do what we do best - socialize with knitting and crochet - in a fabulous venue. And if that wasn't stimulating enough the first crochet workshop for the year has arrived. It's time to build on those current crochet skills.  

 

 

 
 

 Bookings can be made here. And for those who can't get enough of yarn tasting here is a sneak peak at something coming up later in the year....................................................

 

 

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.