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December (2nd Wednesday) – Skills Exchange & Social
December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Five Exciting Teachers! Five 15-minute Workshops!
You will be able to participate in up to 3 of the 5 classes offered.
Everyone please bring a standard knitting/crochet tool kit, including scissors, tape measure, darning needle, and stitch markers; plus a selection of light-coloured medium- or light-weight yarn and suitable knitting needles.
Homework & Additional Requirements:
Please complete your homework prior to your chosen class(es).
1) Alison Rose: Provisional Cast-on
2) Sarah Dawn: Pick up and Knit/Pick up and Purl
Homework: Bring a stocking stitch swatch, at least 20 sts across and 20 rows, preferably with a slipped-stitch (chain) edging, in a medium weight yarn (Worsted), medium to light colour. End with Right Side facing and the work still on the needles.
3) Denise Powell: Duplicate Stitch
Homework: Bring a small swatch (20 sts X enough rows to make a square will do, larger if you want) in a light to medium weight smooth yarn and not a very dark colour. Also a tapestry needle (blunt point, suitable size for your yarn) and about 1 metre of similar weight and contrasting colour yarn.
4) Catherine Osborne: Finishing with a Crochet Hook, including Seaming, Edging & Button Bands
Homework: Bring a small swatch (20 sts X enough rows to make a square, or larger if you want) in a light to medium weight yarn and light to medium colour, plus contrasting yarn and a crochet hook in a size suitable to the yarn.
5) Pat Concessi: The Magic Loop
Homework: Bring yarn and one circular needle at least 36” long (recommend worsted weight yarn and 5mm needle). Cast on 24 stitches.
If you decide not to take a class, we would welcome your assistance in setting up for the Social. For this year’s December Social, we’d like to highlight Home-baked goodies. If you have cookies, cake, bars, squares, or other treat you’d be willing to bring, please contact a member of the Board. The TKG Board will provide beverages.
Patrick Madden of Signature Yarns will be bringing his gorgeous assortment of hand dyed yarns from Prism, Blue Heron, and assorted kits, including hand dyed sock yarns, Tencel and Linen Lace yarn, Chenille, Rayons and Chunky Mohair for throws, to name a few. Fleece Artist Thrum Mitten Kits: Reg $35 – TKG Special $28! Surprise specials including assorted sock yarns Reg $16-$20, on sale for $10!
All yarns will be priced at a 20-30% discount for this special evening. Looking forward to seeing you at the TKG!
Payment Accepted: Cash • Credit Card • Interac Debit
More about Patrick: Patrick Madden grew up around yarn, having been left as a baby on the doorstep of his local yarn shop and raised in the world of textiles by a kind knitter who sent him to Sheridan College to study Knitwear Design. Patrick then went out into the world for many years, returning in 2004 to work and teach in various Ontario yarn shops. Patrick realized his dream of owning his own business by launching Signature Yarns in 2014, retailing yarn online and at various regional yarn shows throughout Ontario and when guest speaker at knitting guilds. Patrick teaches both hand and machine knitting lessons of all skill levels by appointment at his home in Toronto and is an ardent supporter and advocate of knitting and the Toronto Knitters Guild, where he has volunteered for years in many capacities.
Please note: This year, the December Guild meeting falls on the second Wednesday rather than the third Wednesday of the month.