Programs & Workshops

  • Sept 15-16    A Wool Gathering      Young’s Jersey Dairy, Yellow Springs, OH
                   Sat. 10-7, Sun. 10-5

    2 Hour Shifts

    We need at least 3 knitters for each shift to talk about membership, sell DKG items, and to help people learn how to knit or to help with knitting problems or questions. Helpers may want to bring their own chairs for comfort. Woolgathering Web Site

    Contact: Monica MacFarland or 429-5086 to volunteer

  • Sept 17    Knitting Around the Edge      Monica MacFarland

    Bring some yarn, needles and a set of dpns.

    We will knit up and around a variety of edges including hems with and without picot, a set of “quiet” edges such as applied i-cord, no-edge edging (who knew), and reverse stockinette stitch roll. These edges are not very noticeable, yet useful for reinforcing and stabilizing edges. If there is time we will tackle an applied lace edge.

    Vendor: No vendor because of Wool Gathering

  • Sept 22    Autumn Fest at Learning Tree Farm          10 AM–4 PM
                   3376 S. Union Road, Dayton, OH

    Learning Tree Farm Autumn Fest

    DKG will have a demonstration table. This is a wonderful family and child centered event on a teaching farm, bring your kids and grandkids for a delightful day. Sign up at the meeting to volunteer for this event.

  • Oct 15    Elizabeth’s Percentage System aka EPS      Monica MacFarland

    Learn how to design your own Yoke sweater with the yarn and needles of your choice using Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Percentage System. Once you are familiar with the concept you can work out basic patterns for any raglan, drop shoulder and yoke sweater.

    Vendor: TBD
  • Oct 20 & Nov 3 EPS Workshop: Monica MacFarland    at    St. Mary’s Center

    Cost for both sessions $50 (yarn is included) (non-guild members $65). Class limit 20.

    The signup sheet is available from this link: EPS Workshop Sign Up Sheet. 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 September meeting. Deadline to sign up is Oct 15 (no refunds for cancellations after Oct 15). Make checks payable to Dayton Knitting Guild. If you have questions call Monica MacFarland

    Bring food to share for a light lunch.

    Using EPS we will knit a doll size sweater to become comfortable using Elizabeth’s Percentage System.

    Bring size 5 or 6 16- inch circular needles and dpn’s and the usual kit. Yarn will be provided.

    Session One (Oct 20): We will become familiar with EPS, calculate the percentages, fill out the gauge page and work on the body and sleeves of the wee garment. You will have time to finish these pieces up to the underarm at home.

    Session Two (Nov 3): We will combine the body with the sleeves and get going on the yoke with short rows to raise the back neck and adding colorwork designs and the decreases that shape the shoulders.

  • Nov 19    Brioche    Shelley Stevens

    The basic brioche stitch appears similar to a K1P1 ribbing but is actually a much loftier fabric.
    Bring needles and some yarn and we will learn the basic brioche knit (brk) and brioche purl (brp) stitches.
    Once you learn the basic stitches you can make cables and lovely lacy patterns in one or two colors.

  • Dec 8    Holiday Luncheon

    Location: Lynn McCown’s home
    310 Allen St
    Yellow Springs, OH
    10 AM-?? PM
    Sit a spell and knit. Lunch will be served at noon.
    Bring: Salad or dessert to share. Main dish and beverages will be provided.

    If you want to participate in the gift exchange bring a small wrapped gift..

  • Spring Programs are in the works. We’ll publish more when they have been finalized.
  • No meeting in July or August – we’ll see you in September!