Patty Lyons will teach how to embrace the difference between knitting a design and following a pattern. In this sweater code-breaking lecture, she will reveal the parts of a pattern that you can ignore to get your perfect sweater. Once you understand how to see the key elements in any pattern you can get the sweater of your dreams. learn how to use the schematic to map out your path and decode tricky things like reverse shaping and “at the same time”. Break the hidden sweater code and cast on for your perfect garment!
Patty Lyons is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” and not just the “how”.
Dora Ohrenstein has travelled to exotic parts of the globe — including Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Albania — driven by her passion for learning about textiles and what they mean in various cultures. Join her for a presentation that includes stunning visual displays of what she found and stories of the makers she met and the cultural and historical settings that influence the textiles and techniques they use.
Dora Ohrenstein is a leading crochet designer, teacher and author of six full-length books, including Top Down Crochet Sweaters and The Crocheter’s Skill-Building Workshop. Dora’s chic and innovative designs appear regularly in print and online magazines. She is an avid student of crochet history and has published numerous articles on the topic. Her website, www.crochetInsider.com, is a great resource for articles and patterns. You can see her designs at http://www.ravelry.com/designers/dora-ohrenstein and follow Dora Ohrenstein on Facebook. She is a native New Yorker and a professional singer (soprano) and she teaches singing at Wagner College in Staten Island.
Join us on April 24 for a presentation by Sarah Solomon. Sarah will be presenting various methods for working button bands including her technique for a double-knit button band featured in the Spring 2016 issue of knit.wear magazine.
Sarah Solomon is a knitwear designer, teacher and writer based in New York City. Her patterns and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitscene, knit.wearand Wool Studio, and with collections by Manos del Uruguay, Gauge + Tension, and Woolfolk. Her interests include everything from traditional techniques to colorwork to fine finishing, with a particular emphasis on garment construction. She is also an avid sewer and spinner and loves handwork in many forms. In her design work, Sarah focuses on creating garments and accessories from exceptional yarns that are knittable, wearable and designed to last.
Join us for an evening with two of the authors of Drop Dead Easy Knits! Kirsten Kapur and Gale Zucker will present a fun slide show with Gale’s tips and tricks on photographing your knits and Kirsten will present her favorite knitting tops and tools. They will also discuss the creation of Drop Dead Easy Knits from a summer evening with three friends chatting over lobster and wine in Maine, through the process of making the book, to the final product.
After the presentation, guild members can look through the trunk show. Copies of the book will be available for signing at $16.99 each.
Our guest speaker for the February 27th meeting will be Shira Blumenthal of Lion Brand Yarns. Shira will bring new finished garments for a show and tell and provide an update on new yarns and happenings.
It’s not too late to join the Pomatomus sock KAL. If you are interested in joining come at 6:00 PM with a skein of 400 yards of fingering weight yarn, and a print out of the free Pomatomus pattern, markers and appropriate needles.