2019

December 5th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30PM

This will be our Holiday Party. Usual scheme. [We sponsor a potluck for all.  Bring a dish (finger food, snack) to share and we will celebrate a little early the upcoming season of cheer.  Tableware is provided, but bring a serving spoon if needed for your offering.  Hot and cold drinks have been volunteered.] AND, if you wish, a wrapped fiber-related gift valued no more than $25 for an exchange. Entirely voluntary–bring a gift, receive a gift. We will have an early taste of the seasonal spirit to get us started on the best month of the year.

November 7th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30PM

This month our program will be led by Whitney Gouge who has created a clever knitted gift card holder shaped like a stocking. It will be a knit-along. Here are some directions from Whitney to get ready for the KAL:

The class I’ll be teaching on Thursday will focus primarily on the wrap-and-turn method of turning a heel, but will also result in a Christmas stocking ornament just the right size for a gift card or other small gift. I’ll also provide the full written pattern for both a full-sized and a mini version of that stocking at guild.

If anyone wants to learn the heel but not do the whole stocking, they can just cast on 24 st and knit 6-8 rounds for set-up.
The pattern calls for size 7 needles (either DPN or cable needle for magic loop), and two colors of worsted weight yarn (about 10 yards of color A for the cuff/heel/toe and 15 yards of color B for the body of the stocking).
For those who do want to make the stocking, here’s the set-up to get to the heel:
CO 25 st with color A, join in the round
Round 1: Purl
Round 2: Knit. Repeat rounds 1 and 2 four times, for a total of eight rounds
Cut color A and switch to color B
On first round of color B, knit to last two stitches, then K2tog to end round (you should now have 24st on your needles). Knit 22 additional rounds of color B




SPECIAL EVENT:
PAT OLSKI
ALL DAY WORKSHOP
OCTOBER 12, 2019

Plan to arrive with your covered dish by 8:30. That will give time to settle before our first session starts at 9 sharp. Bring yarn supplies in and spend the day.

The Centre Knitters Guild is sponsoring a two-part all day workshop for members featuring Pat Olski, knitting guru. She will present two separate techniques:

STITCH GYMNASTICS   
Go beyond cables and lace in this fun, hands-on workshop, perfect for the intrepid knitter. We will practice manipulating stitches in conventional and novel ways to create extraordinary surface interest. Learn to combine these techniques to create fabulous patterns which will elevate your knitting to a custom level!
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; cables; beginner lace; chart reading
Supply List
Please bring a ball of a smooth DK- or worsted- weight yarn in a light color and a pair of similarly sized knitting needles, scissors, and a crochet hook if you choose, for dropped stitches.

BOHUS STICKNING WRIST-WARMERS From the 1930’s through the 1960’s, Bohus Stickning was a cottage industry in Bohuslan, Sweden, devised to provide aid to workers living in an economically depressed region. This gorgeous knitwear style is immediately recognizable. Knitters will learn about the great color and texture techniques that define Bohus knitting.  Students will make a pair of wrist-warmers using the classic methods of the Bohus Stickning cooperative knitters. This class requires chart reading, knitting in the round, and color work skill. For the Bohus knitting you will need 5 colors.  Pat said she used fingering yarn, but you could use sport if you are going to make the wrist band and it will be a little loose. You don’t have to make the band you can just knit the fabric flat. Of course you will need needles appropriate for whatever yarn you are using.

The event will be held at the Videon Building, 2171 Sandy Dr., State College, PA. The Videon building is on the right on Sandy Drive which is just off Science Park Road. There is a day care center on one corner, S&A homes office is on another corner, both on the same side of the street and Sandy drive goes between them.

REMEMBER PART OF THE ADMISSION FEE IS A DISH FOR THE LUNCH POT LUCK. 




October 3rd, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30PM

As a special treat this month we will learn the especially stretchy slip knot cast on presented by Whitney Gouge. (Cathy Riemer showed this last month during show and tell with her supremely elastic preemie hat.) This is a good one! But tricky…bring a smooth yarn, not too stretchy, and needles to match. The yarn should be willing to be reworked several times without shredding. This takes some patience, but is a marvelous cast on, especially for 1×1 or 2×2 ribbing.

September 5th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30PM

This month we meet as per usual. There will be updates on current business beginning at 7:00. The program is TBA! Come and see what happens!!! Bring your pointy sticks to get some knittin’ underway.

August 1st, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

This month we are having EXTREME SHOW AND TELL. Bring with you a completed project that you are most proud of, or had the most trouble with, or just love, to show and tell why. The more complex, the better. We’ll share the experiences.

July 4th, 2019_NO MEETING_Happy Fourth of July!!!

June 6th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

[Elections are over, you are safe for another two years!] Breathe a sigh of relief and join us for a visit from Libby Beiler of Mad About Ewes for a tour of behind the scenes while preparing and performing in Sheep to Shawl competitions. She’s a pro!

May 2nd, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

It’s election night, but not to worry, there is a slate full of volunteers to take on the jobs–you’re safe from being voluntold! So there will be a vote, a wrap on old/new business, etc. Then Cathy’s Saxon braid graft will continue until you get it right! (or not…) [There is serious homework for this proposition. Write to CentreKnitters@gmail.com if you need a refresher on exactly what needs to be ready.] Come for the fellowship and knitting, it’s the best.

April 4th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

For the Love of Fiber will be in the past and April Fools’ Day also over for another year (whew!) We will have a wrap-up on the Fiber Event to fill in the details of the fun. Also we are looking to set up a slate for the May elections. For the main program our Cathy Riemer will be teaching grafting in pattern using a Saxon Braid cable. There is serious homework for this proposition. Write to CentreKnitters@gmail.com if you need a refresher on exactly what needs to be ready.

March 7, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

This is the final organizational meeting before our For the Love of Fiber event on Saturday, March 16th. We will mostly have business having to do with preparations for this. But bring your WIPs–there’s always time for knitting! The excitement builds…!

February 7th, 2019_Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM

The Mother Bear ProjectThis will be a knit-a-long to benefit the Mother Bear Project.  If interested in making a bear, you must order the pattern ($5 for pattern and subsequent shipping the bear to Africa). Information can be found here:   http://motherbearproject.org/pattern.html or http://motherbearproject.org.  You will see that this pattern comes by snail mail, so order early!

If you are not interested in making the bear please bring charity items to work on and knit along with the Guild.

January 3rd, 2019_ Patton Township Building_6:30 – 8:30 PM Happy New Year Chelsey Fisher will teach knitting with beads. She will teach both putting beads on with a crochet hook and stringing them on the yarn. Bring a swatch in the yarn weight of your choice and beads to go with it. Example: for fingering yarn you would use a size 6 bead and with worsted yarn pony beads will work. Bring a crochet hook that fits through the hole of the bead and plenty of patience.