April – Amy Singer

AMY SINGER KNITTY MAGAZINE
Join Amy Singer — editor, publisher and founder of KNITTY — as she presents highlights from the Spring 2017 patterns published on Knitty.com, as well as featuring the most popular patterns to date on Knitty and news of Amy’s upcoming teaching schedule.

Vendor: The Cozy Knitter
Self-striping sock yarn, including the Friends 4 Life colourway in support of Stephanie Pearl McPhee’s team for the Friends for Life Bike Rally.

March – Skills Exchange

You will have the opportunity to attend four 15 minute sessions:

Easy Invisible Short Rows – Denise Powell
Continental Knitting – Willow Moonbeam
Slip Stitch Edge – Margaret Winter
Wet Blocking with Wires – Patrick Madden
Pick Up and Purl – Sarah Dawn
Seaming / Sewing Together – Mary Pat McDonald

With the exception of Wet Blocking with Wires, all sessions have homework. Please prepare the homework outlined in this document:
2017-March-skills-exchange-homework

Vendor: Indigodragonfly

November – Mini-workshops

Choose 3 of 6 mini-workshops:

Backstitch Bind Off – Patrick Madden
Crochet Crocodile Stitch – Trish Denhoed
Short Rows – Mary Pat McDonald
Russian Join – Carol Mather Miles
Brioche Stitch – Diane Martin
Invisible Stranding Colourwork – Pat Concessi
Each workshop is 20 minutes.

HOMEWORK – the workshops requires a small amount of advance preparation.
See the details here for workshop homework

Doors open 6:30 pm for social knitting.
Meetings are free with membership; $8 for guests.

Vendor: Passionknit

October – Kate Atherley

Kate Atherley will be discussing pattern design, writing and the publication process.

Ever wonder how a pattern actually gets written? Want to know why there’s so much fuss about grading, and what these strange creatures known as “technical editors” do? This presentation is all about giving you an insight into how patterns are developed, and the work that goes on behind the scenes, before they are made available to knitters.

Doors open 6:30 pm for social knitting.
Meetings are free with membership; $8 for guests.

Vendor: The Knit Kabin

September – Autumn/Winter Yarn & Fashion Preview

AUTUMN-WINTER 2016/17 YARN & FASHION PREVIEW

TKG executive member Patrick Madden will present new yarn and patterns from the Autumn-Winter 2016/17 collections of Toronto yarn distributors Diamond Yarns, Americo Original and Estelle Yarns.

Model garments featuring new yarns will be on display at the meeting.

Julia Grunau from Patternfish, the Toronto based online knitting pattern website, will join Patrick to present colour forecasting and trends in the yarn industry for the season.

Vendor: Porch Swing Yarnsomniacs

Doors open 6:30 pm for social knitting.
Meetings are free with membership; $8 for guests.

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Memberships available for purchase

Memberships for the 2016/17 TKG season are available for purchase on the website.

PURCHASE MEMBERSHIP

Membership is $50 for the year.

Pay online with PayPal — allows for credit card payments without a PayPal account.
Membership cards can be picked up at the next Guild meeting.

Membership can also be purchased in person at a Guild meeting with payment by cash or cheque. Please make cheque payable to Toronto Knitters Guild.

The TKG season kicks off on Wednesday September 21 with a Yarn & Fashion Preview for the the upcoming season.