Programs & Workshops

  • Jan 15   Cancelled because of snow

  • Feb 19   Ergonomics of Knitting presented by Kim Kulasa

    Carson Demers has recently self-published a book called Knitting Comfortably. Carson is a Physical Therapist with a specialization in Ergonomics and an avid knitter. He has published a wonderful book that details how to effectively position yourself to knit (and use the computer) so that you do not create additional stress on your body that might contribute to joint or muscle pain. Kim will share some of the insights from the book in order to make us aware of habits to avoid as well as optimal positioning so that we can continue to enjoy knitting for years to come!

    Vendor: Strings Attached

  • March 14   St. Patrick’s Day Knit In   10-3

    Location: Lynn McCown’s home
    310 Allen St
    Yellow Springs, OH

    Come and celebrate the holiday at Lynn’s house. Main dish and drinks provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share.

  • March 19   Trunk Show and Lecture with Anne Hansen

    KnitSpot shawl/scarf/sweater samples will be shown with a slide show and a discussion of inspiration and design process. A question/answer period will follow the lecture.

    Vendor: Bare Naked Wools

    1-4 Anne Hanson Shapely Shoulders Workshop

    Cost: $40 (non-guild members $50) Class limit: 25

    The signup sheet is available from this link: AnneHansonSignUpSheet. You will be added to the class list when you have paid in full. Guild members have priority. Sign up sheets will also be available at the February meeting. Deadline to sign up is March 6 (no refunds for cancellations after March 9). Make checks payable to Dayton Knitting Guild. If you have questions call Monica MacFarland

    Shapely Shoulders

    The shoulder area of any garment is its most visible feature; a well-fitted, beautifully finished shoulder line creates a clean, tailored, and professional image for its wearer. This class offers students tips and tricks for fitting shoulders and executing smooth shoulders seams. Students will practice a variety of shoulder bind off techniques and learn how to stitch shoulder edges together without lumps and bumps. They will be introduced to short row shoulder shaping and learn how to substitute it into most patterns.

    Students must have a complete understanding of increasing/decreasing, have completed a project that requires shaping (hat, mittens, etc), and have an intermediate level of knitting skill and pattern reading.

    Understanding of intermediate knitting terminology is expected.

    Homework: participants should prepare 6 swatches that are 21 sts wide by 1 inch long, with live sts on a holder.

    Materials: please bring about 100 yards of DK yarn for practice work, a few pairs of knitting needles size US 6, US 7 or US 8 (4.0 mm to 5.0 mm) – these can be DPNs if convenient, a few yards of scrap yarn or several stitch holders.

  • Preview for Spring 2017:

  • April 16   Needle Tasting
  • April 27-29   23rd Retreat at Bergamo
    Knitting Ganseys   Beth Brown-Reinsel
  • May 20  Field Trip: Dayton Dragons Ballgame
    Date: May 20th at 2PM
    Cost: $10 per ticket

    Batter Up! – We have a Stitch and Pitch night scheduled with the Dayton Dragons this Guild season. Come and knit while watching the Dragons play the Great Lakes Loons. We have 25 tickets for this event at $10 per ticket. We’ll be seated in section 104 if you look at the seating chart on the Dragon’s website. There will be a raffle of Dragon’s gear, we’ll all get to sit together and the guild/group will be up on the video board with a shout out by the announcer. It’s going to be a great time so get your tickets early as they may go quickly. Feel free to invite friend or family. To purchase tickets contact Roggi McCord by phone or email.
  • May 21   Tricks of the Trade with Lynn McCown

    Now that you have your measurements how do you use them to make a garment that actually fits.
  • June 18   Annual Indoor Picnic and yarn over sale.