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.
Back by popular demand ...... Short Row Techniques. Bookings can be made by clicking on the link below under Save the Dates.
Don't forget FibreFest 2016 coming up 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Save the Dates
30 July - Group Information Session
27 August - 2016 Events - Short Row Techniques 2
16-19th September - Knitting Cruise
9th October - Fibre Festival 2016 @ Sacred Spaces, Singleton
More details to come.
On Saturday, 7 May 2016 the Knitters’ Guild NSW held its Annual General Meeting and a new Executive Committee was welcomed into the role.
I am pleased to announce that I was one of those changes. I am very honoured to have been elected President of the Knitters’ Guild NSW for 2016.
We have a wonderful new team of very excited members looking forward to taking on the tasks of managing a very strong organisation of 24 groups across NSW and over 860 members. To see who we are, please check us out on the “About the Guild” page.
The Knitters’ Guild NSW is a wonderful organisation of friendly, welcoming and talented knitters and crocheters who would love to welcome you to a meeting or event. The Guild is celebrating its 30th year this year and a number of exciting events, workshops and activities are planned throughout the year.
As a member of the Guild 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 email 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 email@example.com 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.
Cynthia Mulholland: President
Knitters' Guild Online
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name.
Here is a print-out to guide you through the process.
2 x 50g balls, 8ply yarn
1pr 4mm (UK 8) knitting needles
1 tapestry needle to join centre back seam
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 showing pattern dimensions.