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 September 12. If you want to join our group in September, we will welcome you warmly.
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 August Dee Dee Heuer showed us examples of the Lace Rib stitch and the Eyelet Lattice Insertion to add to our on-going mystery scarf project. Members enjoyed seeing the projects of other members both finished and in progress.
Our July meeting was a continuation of our on-going mystery scarf project. Dee Dee Heuer showed us two versions of the Honeycomb stitch.
In June members brought a salad to share and met at Al and Pat Hays' house in Gore where we saw the lambs who were born between March 25 and April 13, 2014.
In May Suzie Koller showed us the Old Shale stitch to add to our scarf. Dorothea Malsbary models the vest she knit using Cotton Classic by Tahki.
Our March program was the Trinity stitch to add to our Mystery Scarf. Pat Hays did a review of the One Row Lace Stitch and the Knot Stitch as well.
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.