DKG Programs 2017-2018

    • Sept 16-17    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 18    Needle Felting with Esther Bechler

      Esther Bechler is a fiber artist who specializes in Needle Felting one-of-a-kind dolls, fantasy patterns, and kits. Her felted creations are amazing and reflect Esther’s love of fiber and passion for Needle Felting. Esther will give a hands-on presentation. Small kits will be available for purchase for those who want to give needle felting a try.

      Vendor: No vendor because of Wool Gathering

    • Sept 24    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 16    Measure For Fit with Jackie Snodgrass

      Jackie is one of our multi-talented members. She is a Knitter, Quilter, Spinner, Seamstress, Doll Maker, Basket Maker and Chair Caner. With Jackie’s guidance members will pair up and take each others basic measurements. Learning how to take accurate measurements will help assure that garments you make will fit.
      NOTE: Be sure to wear fitted clothing.
      Bring measuring tapes and pencils.

      Vendor: The Yarn Shop, Columbus, OH

    • Nov 20    Knitted Lace with Kathy Brannon

      Kathy is our very own Lace Diva. This will be a hands-on presentation and will cover swatching, cast-ons , bind-offs, reading charts, putting in life lines, and blocking.

      Vendor:New World Alpaca Textiles, Dayton, OH

    • Dec 9    Holiday Luncheon

      Location: Lynn McCown’s home
      310 Allen St
      Yellow Springs, OH
      10 AM-2 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..

    • 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.

    • April 16   Needle Tasting with Monica MacFarland

      Try out a large variety of knitting needles while making hats for charity. This is an opportunity to try out needles made from metal, wood, bamboo and plastic. Decide for yourself whether the needles are slow or fast and whether they are warm or cold to the touch. Try out a variety of interchangeable needles with varying needle lengths, tip points, and cable materials. Test interchangables for the smoothness of the needle to cable join. There will be also be many double point and straight needles to try out. Think of it as speed dating with needles to decide which you would enjoy spending time with. You might just find the needles you love.

      There will be no vendor because of the upcoming retreat Yarn Market.

    • April 27-29   23rd Retreat at Bergamo
      Knitting Ganseys   Beth Brown-Reinsel

      Those of us who signed up for the retreat will be learning how to construct a Gansey sweater from Beth who has been teaching historic knitting workshops nationally and internationally for over twenty-five years. We will be constructing a small-scale sweater.

      This is also an opportunity for the rest of the guild. The Yarn Market will be open to the public Friday, April 27th 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 28th 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The raffle is also open to the public. Bring your address labels for the raffle tickets. Guild members are also invited to come to the Show and Share at 7:00 pm Saturday.

    • 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? Lynn will explain how using a variety of shaping techniques such as short rows or gussets can make a big difference in the fit of your garment.

  • June 18   Annual Indoor Picnic and yarn over sale.

    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 will also be available for sale. Stock up if you missed it at the Yarn Market. Evening meeting attendees are encouraged to come early – have supper, visit, and knit. It’s also a good time to renew your membership – save time and a stamp!

    NOTE: This is our all-day KNIT-IN. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Bring: Covered dish, soup, salad or dessert to share. Please come even if you don’t have time to bring something to share. The Guild will provide drinks and table service.

  • No meeting in July or August – we’ll see you in September!