Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild to give knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to get to know other knitters, to learn new techniques, and to share their ideas, resources, and talents with the community.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Materials and pre-knitting for “Knitters Teaching Knitters”

Materials and pre-knitting for the November 12th meeting, “Knitters Teaching Knitters”

If you have any questions, please contact the teacher through their email.

Barbara Malcolm (mosaic knitting):
    1.  2 colors of cotton yarn (high-contrast solid colors preferred)
    2.  Needles to suit yarn (one or even two sizes smaller if you knit loosely [most dishcloth patterns call for US 7, I use US 5 to get the same result]).

Kris Kyles (cable knitting):
1.    Worsted weight yarn
2.    US 7 or US 8 straight needles
3.    A cable needle or 1 double point needle

Kathy Potter (linen stitch):  Two choices

A. linen stitch scarf:
1.    2 skeins of sport weight or DK yarn (two colors that blend in a scarf)
2.    32” US 6 needles circular needles  
3.    Cast on 449 stitches


B. linen stitch sample:
1.    1 skein of sport or DK weight yarn
2.    straight or circular needles US 6

Vicki Jicha (weaving-in tails/blocking):

1.    Tapestry needle
2.    Swatch or small piece of knitting, either stockinette or garter stitch 

Becky Moore (fair isle knitting):

1.    Some colored pencils
2.    4-5 same weight remnant balls of yarn, (at least golf ball size) one should be  your dominant color 
     3.    Set of straight needles, appropriate size needles for the type of yarn you’re using

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thursday Program Info & Prep


Who among us does not remember Roy G. Biv, the character that helped us learn about colors in grammar school? Regardless of whether you are an intimate friend, only an acquaintance or a perfect stranger to color, The Bay Lakes Knitting Guild is hosting a program at the October 8 meeting to help you. Novices and experts alike, will become more familiar with color and more comfortable choosing color combinations for your knitting projects. Laura Quinn has a vast knowledge of color that she has gained through a lifetime of use, study and exploration in all aspects of her life. Laura will present a fun and engaging program sharing this knowledge.  
After learning about the components of color and how one could put combinations together, she will lead us through color exploration using color exercises, the color wheel and yarn.  **A nominal fee will be charged for the color wheel and tools.  

Laura also asks each of you to bring scrap yarn from home.  Please bring:  a variety of 12 or more remnants of solid (or mostly solid) colored yarn in any weight. Each color should be put in its own individual small plastic bag. Label the bag with your name if you wish to take it home with you.

 Please come join us, this is a program you will not want to miss

**Presidents Note**  With the help of an outside donation, the Guild is able to cover the cost of the materials for members.  Non-Members will be charged $5.00