Knitting Collective

Dedicated to advancing the art of knitting through the sharing of ideas and techniques, education and community involvement.

Outside of the meetings, we also have workshops and special events such as our annual spring Knitter’s Frolic – a full day of workshops, shopping, and sitting around with like-minded individuals. We are also involved in special projects like “Knitting for a Cure” and “Relay for Life”.

Skills Exchange Mini-Workshops

February 18, 2009 is our annual Skills Exchange meeting. We have invited guild members to present a knitting or crochet skill that can be taught in 15 minutes. Eight learning stations will be set up around the auditorium. Members who wish to participate will gather at a particular station, learn the skill presented and then move to the next station. It is a fun evening out, with many great skills being shared this year by the following DKC Members:

1.Short Rows (Wrap & Turn) presented by Gloria Williams.No supplies needed.

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2.Weaving In Ends at Colour Changes presented by Mairi McKissockPrepare a small Stocking Stitch Swatch: Cast On 15 stitches and work 4 rows. Leave the live stitches on the needle, ready to practice Weaving In Yarn Ends.
Bring a contrast colour of yarn.
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3.Single Crochet for Buttonholes & Button Bands presented by Catherine OsbornePlease bring a sample square of knit fabric (at least 4″ square) + yarn and a contrasting colour the same weight for the band + a crochet hook 2 sizes smaller than the needles used to knit the square. (If you used a 4.5mm knitting needle to work the square, bring a size 3.5 or 3.7mm Crochet Hook).
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4.Continental Knitting (Working Yarn Held In Left Hand) presented by Dorene JennerPlease bring knitting needles and a suitable weight of Yarn for the needle size.


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5.Cabling Without A Cable Needle presented by Julia BryantPlease Cast On 14 stitches and work 6 rows of the following rib: Right Side Facing: P2, K4, P2, K4, P2.
(Wrong Side Rows: Knit the knits and Purl the purls). End with RS facing.
Leave the live stitches on the needle, ready to practice Cabling Without A Cable Needle.
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6.Figure 8 Cast On For Toe-Up Socks presented by Maja OrlicPlease bring appropriate size Double Point OR Circular Needles and Self-Striping Sock Yarn or a variegated yarn with a long colour run.
*Note: It is easier to identify the cast-on sides if the yarn colour codes itself.
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7.Cast On In Ribbing presented
by Mary Pat McDonald
Please bring knitting needles and a suitable weight of Yarn for the needle size.

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8.Fur Stitch presented by Robin HunterPlease Cast On 20 stitches & work in Garter Stitch for 4 rows. Leave the live stitches on the needle, ready to practice the Fur Stitch.