Looking Ahead:

Here are the dates for the monthly meetings ~ click on links to check out the upcoming programs!
Rochester Knitting Guild 2014-2015

Sept. 8, 2014
Oct. 13, 2014
Nov. 10, 2014
Dec. 8, 2014
Jan. 12, 2015
Feb. 9, 2015
Mar. 9, 2015
Apr. 13, 2015
May. 11, 2015

Meetings are held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618.

Doors open at 6:30p, meeting starts at 7:00p.

2014-2015 Membership forms: doc or pdf

2015 Guest Workshop ~ Franklin Habit ~ April 10 - 13 ~ Information

Welcome to the Rochester Knitting Guild

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January's Program at the Guild ~ Mini Workshops!

New Year...New Skills ~ These workshops will offer plenty of things to try, learn and master in the New Year. Some of the workshops require homework (see below). Come enjoy a great evening with us and try your hand at two methods of Beaded Knitting, Knitting Back Backwards, Garter Stitch Tab Cast On for Shawls, Jogless Stripes in circular knitting, Knitting Simple Lace from Charts and Short Rows (how, when and why!). Doors open at 6:30 Monday Jan 12th, meeting starts at 7:00 at the Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave, Rochester ~
KNITTING BACK BACKWARDS ~ bring a swatch of 24 stitches and knit about an inch in smooth, light colored yarn, weight and needles of your choice.
JOGLESS STRIPES KNIT IN THE ROUND ~ bring 2 smooth, highly contrasted solid colored yarns of the same weight. With 1 cast on 40-80 stitches (depending on size of sample you wish) join and knit in the round 3-4 ridges of garter and then an inch of stockinette. Needles can be double pointed, 2 circulars, or 1 small circular to match yarn weight.
GARTER TAB CAST ON ~ bring light colored smooth yarn with appropriately sized double pointed needles or 1 circular needle.
LACE KNITTING FROM CHARTS ~ 300 yards worsted yarn and appropriate needles (8s or 9s)
SHORT ROWS ~ swatch of 24 stitches, worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles. Knit about an inch.
BEADED KNITTING WITH GAYLE ~ lace weight yarn & size 0 needles. (newsletter was incorrect)

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Update on Franklin Habit workshops ~ If you haven't signed up the time is now ~

There are still a few seats left in:
Art of Sewing (Sat. 1-4)
Photographing your Fiber (Fri. 1-4)

More information and registration form is here

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Looking Ahead ~ To March and The Knitting Retreat!

It doesn't matter if you like the falling temperatures and snow or not, in either case it's not too early to be thinking about Spring. The Spring Knitting Retreat that is. Mark your calendars for March 6, 7, & 8th and check out all the information about this great weekend retreat! Can't make it for the whole weekend? Saturday Day Campers are welcome too. Registration form and more information is here, with the class descriptions here.

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Looking Ahead ~ To April and our Spring Workshops!

Rochester Knitting Guild welcomes Franklin Habit for four days of workshops on April 10, 11, 12 & 13, 2015. Writer, illustrator, and photographer Franklin Habit is the author of It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons (Interweave Press, 2008 - now in its third printing) and proprietor of The Panopticon, one of the most popular knitting blogs on Internet. Franklin will teach 8 different workshops and will also join us for our Monday night guild meeting (at Temple B'rith Kodesh) for a presentation. More information is here

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Community Knitting

Requests for Community knitting items abound, there is always a need for whatever you want to knit ~ We do continue to need baby items, preemie hats, and scarves for veterans. If anyone needs knitting needles for classes, we received a large supply at the March meeting. Please stop by the Community Knitting table to pick up supplies to keep your Community Knitting going over the summer!

Call for Preemie Caps

Scarf patterns for Veterans

Call for anything Child size for next winter for Boys and Girls Club

Call for Mittens