December Update and Workshop Announcement

Knitting Loves Crochet

Ronda Van Dyk of the Shabby Sheep will be discussing how Crochet can enhance your Knitting. Whether it is a crocheted neckline or hemline. A single Crochet is the best stitch to use for securing the steek area before cutting. (Yes, you will live through the cutting of your knitting!) Ronda will present these crochet ideas and others to peek your curiosity on why Knitter’s should love Crochet.

The meeting will be this Tuesday, December 4th, 2012. Meeting will be held in the Clements Auditorium at Hockaday School (intersection of Welch & Forest) and start at 7:30pm. We will be having refreshments. The guild will be providing some fruit and veggies trays and a few soft drinks. Members are welcome to bring something to share, but please do not feel obligated to bring something. Any food taken into Clements must be taken out at the end of the meeting, along with any trash. Thank you all for your help in this matter. Please use the parking lot with the entrance just east of Welch off of Forest. In case of inclement weather, we will be following Hockaday’s schedule for closing.

Beth Brown Reinsel is Returning to Big D

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 20 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel in 2010. Her articles and designs have appeared in Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions. Beth’s website: www.knittingtraditions.com.

A flyer with all the details of Beth’s workshops can be found here: Flyer

A quick summary:

Beth will be teaching 2 different workshops, running from 9am to 5pm each day, location to be determined.

Friday, January 25: Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Cost will be $100 for this course alone, $80 if you sign up for the entire weekend.

Course Description: Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of two-, three-, or four-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three or four colors.

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, magic loop, or two circulars)

Saturday and Sunday, January 26 & 27th: Fana Cardigan Workshop

Cost will be $160

Class Description: The classic details and traditional construction of the Norwegian Fana Cardigan sweaters will be taught in this two-day workshop through the knitting of a small sweater. Techniques to be learned include circularly knitted body and sleeves, square and drop shoulder armholes, cut-and-sew armholes and front, knitted self -facings, button bands, and 2-color star, band, and checkerboard patterns. Designing one’s own Fana cardigan will be discussed.

Level: Intermediate (Experience with double pointed needles and machine sewing is helpful)

The flyer contains all the information about class registration, so if you are interested, please click the flyer link above, print it out and mail it in with your payment — or contact Sheryl Dial for more details

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