July 24 Program Night

The July program will be our annual indoor summer picnic. Please bring a dish to share, either a main course or dessert. Tableware, coffee and water will be supplied.

We are also having a yarn swap to help members reduce and/or refill yarn stashes. Simply wrap any unwanted yarn in banded skeins in a plastic bag and label it with your name and the price you are asking.

We will have books and knitting supplies for sale to benefit the Taconic Knitting Program.


June 26: Patty Lyons

Ignore the Pattern and Get the Sweater you Want

Patty LyonsPatty 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”.

6:00-7:00 PM Sit and knit

7:00 PM Program

Free for guild members and $10 for guests.


May 22: Dora Ohrenstein

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.

See also: Dora’s Amazon author page

April 24: Sarah Solomon

Sarah SolomonJoin 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.

Sarah can be found on ravelry at: http://www.ravelry.com/people/sarahasolomon.

Her website is: https://intothewool.wordpress.com/.Buttonband Article pic

6:00-7:00 PM Sit and knit

7:00 PM Program

Free for guild members and $10 for guests.