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”.

Robin Melanson

Join us for an evening with Toronto knitwear designer and author Robin Melanson, who will discuss her career in the knitting industry. Robin will be including slides and samples in her presentation to the guild.

Guild members will recognize Robin Melanson’s designs from recent issues of Vogue Knitting and Twist Collective online knitting magazine. Robin Melanson’s designs can be viewed on Ravelry (username Blackthorn) and on

Robin Melanson is the author of Knitting New Mittens & Gloves (STC Craft, 2008). She is a freelance knitwear designer living in Toronto, Ontario. Robin’s designs have been published in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Knitter’s Magazine, and Knitscene, as well as by numerous yarn companies. Robin created custom knitwear for the stage productions of Mary Poppins (New Amsterdam Theatre, New York) and The Lord of the Rings (Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto). Her designs also appear in Handknit Holidays (STC Craft, 2005), Color Style (Interweave Press, 2008), Folk Style (Interweave Press, 2007), and Wrap Style (Interweave Press, 2005).