The Purpose of The Shenandoah Knitting Guild is to promote the continuing education of persons interested in improving their knitting skills through meetings, workshops, and networking with other knitters locally, regionally, and nationally.
Daytime Meetings are held at the First Christian Church, 75 Merrimans Lane, Winchester, Virginia at 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month. When the Frederick County schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed until the third Friday of the month. Our next meeting day is March 14. Members will learn a new knitting stitch for an on-going project of a Mystery Scarf. If you want to join our group, we will welcome you warmly.
An informal gathering called Sit and Knit is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at 10:00 am. at the Woodbrook Community Center, 100 Rosewood Lane in Winchester VA. Our next Sit and Knit is February 25.
Each month our members meet to learn new techniques, share stories and inspire each other by sharing our current projects during Show and Tell.
The Guild members enjoy helping out in the community. One of our on-going projects is “Sweaters and Hats” for two daycare centers, Winchester Day Nursery and Fremont Street Nursery. There is free yarn available to any member who wishes to participate in this voluntary effort. Many of the Guild members are happy to be a mentor/instructor to new knitters. You may contact Pat Hays - 540-888-4348.
Dues of $20.00 are paid at the start of each year. If you join mid year we will adjust the amount of the dues. We have a monthly newsletter which may be postal mailed, accessed through the web site, or sent directly as a pdf attachment to an email.
In February we learned two new stitches to add to our Mystery Scarf. Sandy Kielsgard presented the One Row Lace Scarf and the Knot Stitch.
Our January meeting was the start of our Mystery Scarf. Dee Dee Heuer showed us a Chain Cast On to begin our scarf.
In December we had our potluck social and collected can goods for a local charity.
Our field trip to Shepherdstown West Virginia to visit the yarn shop Yarnability was a lot of fun in November. After the group shopped we had lunch at the Bavarian Inn nearby.
In October Sandy Kielsgard showed us how to do smocking in knitting.
Our September meeting program was on the many ways of ribbing in knitting.
In August Pat Hays demonstrated the use of a crochet hook to join pieces of knitting.
Our July program was presented by Dee Dee Heuer who showed us how to knit in pockets.
In June we met for a salad potluck at a member's home.
Our May meeting was an interesting program by Waltraud Hornick who showed us how to use a Lucette to make a cord and how she adjusted the pattern using her hand spun yarn to knit a sweater for herself.
In April Sandy Kielsgard showed the members how to do the Magic Knot to join yarns.
Our March 2013 meeting was learning the many methods of making our own buttons from yarn.
In February 2013 Pat Hays demonstrated how easy it is to knit cables.
Our January meeting had members bringing their favorite patterns for children's sweaters and hats.