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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.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sock It To January!

Materials for the January Sock Sessions: 

For the "Learn To Knit Socks" session with Barbara Malcolm and Pat Hickey, knitters need
about an ounce of worsted weight, solid light-colored yarn and a set of 4 or 5 Double Point Needles in size 6 or 7 (or 5 or 8, whatever they have in that range) in wood or bamboo; don’t bring metal needles because they're too slick for beginners.  Barbara will be making a Guild Blog post after the holidays with links to a few YouTube tutorial videos so those with little or no experience with DPNs can practice casting on and knitting a couple rounds before that night.

Below is a video tutorial to start with that Cheryl Brocher put on my Facebook wall.  Thanks, Cheryl! 

"Knitting with double pointed needles can be a little tricky to get used to at first, but here is a link that has a video on how to do it step by step:

For the “Toe Up Sock” session with Denise Kleczewski, knitters need some worsted weight yarn, 2 each of size 7 circular needles (or close in size), and 1 safety pin. 

If you have questions, please contact Barbara bookie1510@hotmail.com or Denise pinkpopcycle@yahoo.com through their emails. Otherwise, we’ll see you the 3rd Thursday in January at the new location. It will be a sockful of fun!

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