Programs & Workshops

Knitted Gnomes



We are now meeting at the Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church 3530 Dayton Xenia Road, Beavercreek. Here is a map for this location.  Park in the back. Enter at the red awning. Pull hard on the door to open or push the handicap button. 

Please note: If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed the DKG meeting is cancelled.

Be aware that Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church is closed on Federal Holidays. Since our guild meetings in January and February fall on Federal holidays, we will meet on the 4th Monday in January and February.



Sept 16 & 17:  Youngs Jersey Dairy,  Yellow Springs, OH   27th Annual Woolgathering

Come join us at our event booth under the tent.  We will be knitting and talking to passers-by who may wish to become future members. If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Monica MacFarland.


Sept. 18: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00 pm     7:00-9:00 pm          Fellowship Hall

Getting to Know You”    with Louise Guglielmetti

Come and get to know your fellow Dayton Knitting Guild members.  Share your story about how you got your start in knitting, who inspired you, or what was the first pattern that motivated you to try knitting.  Share and be inspired by others’ journey. 


Oct 23: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Note: This is the 4th Monday)  10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall    

Felted Steeking with Monica MacFarland and Sadie Seward

What is felted steeking and how do you do it?  Monica and Sadie take us on a steeking adventure where we will explore both regular steeking and felted steeking.   


Oct 29:  Troy Community Park in the Large Brick Shelter   12:00pm-4:00pm
Welcoming of the Sweaters
Join us as we embrace the cooler autumn weather, wrapped in wooly warm knitwear, and gather by the fire to enjoy the company of friends among the beautiful autumn trees and falling leaves. One of the great aspects of this event is that it’s rain or shine, thanks to the protective shelter at the park and large stone fireplace. We can knit and celebrate together, regardless of the weather conditions! 
Let’s make this celebration a memorable one and continue to foster our love for knitting and friendship. We will have a scavenger hunt and some other fun activities. Should you desire, you are welcome to bring a snack to share.  On the warmer years, bees have also enjoyed attending this event so plan accordingly with any snacks.  If it’s cool enough for a fire, we will roast hot dogs.
Troy Community Park, 200 Adams Street Troy Ohio   Located across the street from Hobart Arena.  Enter on Riverside Drive near the tennis courts.
Bring:  Lawn Chair, maybe a snack to share, knitwear to show and tell, any friends who may enjoy this event, knitting of course!

Nov 20: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm     7:00-9:00 pm     Fellowship Hall

My Favorite Knitting Bag with Lynn McCown

Listen to Lynn as she shows us her favorite hand-made knitting bag.  Please bring your favorite bag to share and tell us why it holds such a distinguished place in your collection.  


Dec. 9 (Saturday): Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      Fellowship Hall

Holiday Celebration

Bring food to share, serving utensils and your own beverage. Guild will supply plates, napkins and cutlery.

Bring a small, wrapped gift if you want to participate in our annual Christmas Swap gift exchange. The exchange will follow rules similar to a White Elephant Gift Exchange, except that your gifts should all be meaningful, no gag gifts wanted.


Please note:  If Wright-Patt Airforce base is closed due to weather related issues the DKG meeting is cancelled.


Jan. 22: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm      7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Note:  This is the 4th Monday of the month


Mittens!, Mittens!!, Mittens!!!  with Karen Cassedy

Karen will be exploring mittens from numerous countries around the world. Learn about different methods of making thumb gussets and expect to see lots of beautiful mitten designs!


Feb. 26: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm    7:00-9:00 pm    Fellowship Hall

Note:  This is the 4th Monday of the month


Historical Knitting   with Jean Andrews

Come listen to Jean tell us about knitting in the 18th century.


Mar 18: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Domino Knitting   with Monica MacFarland

Enjoy this ‘knit-along’ with Monica. We will be making a small bag using the Domino method of modular knitting. You will need an ounce or less of several colors of yarn (or you can use just one color!); one pair of short, straight needles (size to be determined by the weight of your yarn); and one pair double-pointed needles of the same size (for I-cord).


April 15: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Beaded Row Counter   with Monica MacFarland

Join us in making a beaded row counter. Monica will lead us in creating this fun and practical device. Free kits will be provided.


April 19,20,21 DKG Retreat at Bergamo Center with Ann Budd

Ann will be sharing the techniques from her book, for basic top-down sweaters, in multiple sizes and gauges. She would greatly appreciate for each retreat attendant to bring a copy of her book, The Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters, to the retreat.


May 20: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-12:00pm   7:00-9:00 pm   Fellowship Hall

Correcting Cable Catastrophes    with Monica MacFarland

Monica will show us how to fix mis-crossed cables by laddering down.  Learn this technique to save valuable time and eliminate frogging.


June TBD: Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church      10:00-2:00pm      Fellowship Hall

Guild Potluck and Yarn Sale or Exchange

Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Bring your own beverages. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share.

This is your chance to sell, trade, or share your yarn, books, UFOs and other knitting paraphernalia. Please label items for sale with your name and the price. If you do not know the person who is selling an item – just ask one of the board members, they will be happy to point out the seller. DKG merchandise may also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have lunch, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp.


Retreat Dates for 2025:  April 25,26,27    Put it on your calendar now!


We will send out an e-mail if things change.  Make sure we have your e-mail address so that you will receive any updates.

If you have an idea for a future program, please Contact Us.