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January Show + Tell

TKG Jan 2016 11
member: Suzie
pattern: Bulky Cardi with zipper (personal pattern)
yarn: Sweet Georgia in Purple Purl anniversary colour

TKG Jan 2016 40
member: Lois
pattern: French Cancan shawl
yarn: silk / linen blend

TKG Jan 2016 42
member: Alison (coilycurly)
pattern: After the rain (top-down raglan)
yarn: Noro ShiraIto cashmere blend

TKG Jan 2016 13
member: Yun (zenknitting)
pattern: Sonnensegel (Sunny Sails)
yarn: Kidsilk Haze & Noro silk garden sock

TKG Jan 2016 45
member: Sue (gustavi)
pattern: Whoa Nellie
yarn: green mountain spinnery sock yarn

TKG Jan 2016 25
member: Valentina
pattern: Still Light tunic by Veera Valimaki
yarn: Noro something 6 skeins

TKG Jan 2016 47
member: Terri
pattern: Belvedere wrap by Robin Hunter

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November Show+Tell

Modular Vest turned jacket
member: Trish (Trishd)
pattern: Modified Modular Vest
yarn: Tosh Sock, Manos Alegria

cardigan - simply knitting mag
member: Susan & Kathleen
pattern: Simply Knitting Cardigan
yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, Patons Country Garden

Sallah cowl
member: Cindy (castalot)
pattern: Sallah Cowl by Bristol Ivy
yarn: Richard Devries sock

TKG © 11:15 9
member: Patricia
pattern: Hedgehog Baby Blanket
yarn: various

TKG © 11:15 11
member: Patricia
pattern: fish lips kiss heel
yarn: Patons stretch sock

Yokohama shawl
member: Wendy
pattern: Yokohama Shawl by Ann Thomsen
yarn: Tosh Merino Light

TKG © 11:15 14
member: Alison (icify)
pattern: Batad by Stephen West
yarn: Julie Asselin Milis

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September Speaker confirmed

Upper Canada Fibreshed

The new TKG season will open on 16 September 2015.

Jennifer & Becky of the Upper Canada Fibreshed will speak about yarn and fibre available locally and of production systems within a 250 mile radius of Toronto that span from farm to fashion.

June – Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue will be speaking on her experience in the fashion industry; her beginnings in mass market, fast fashion, and high end luxury goods through to her present company that exclusively uses North American fibre and labour to create heirloom womenswear. Her presentation will explore her experiences within the local fibre and labour industry and how those interactions have shaped the collections for her company to include more knitwear and outerwear garments. She will be presenting her 2016/17 clothing collection which will be available for pre-order as well as her 2017/18 collection just off the Toronto Fashion Runway.

Peggy Sue Collection

Vendor Table – Agrestal Yarn
Kylie McDonnell-Wade of Agrestal Yarn will be bringing a selection of naturally-dyed yarn, all sourced from small Canadian farms and mills. The selection will feature lighter weight sock and lace yarns, as well as some heavier weights and patterns. Cash and Credit will be accepted.

October – Kate Atherley

Kate Atherley

Designer, teacher and technical editor Kate Atherley will be speaking on the topic of Math for Knitters. She’ll be sharing tips and techniques for handling the numbers problems that come up in knitting: from yarn requirements to buttonhole spacing and instructions like “increase 12 sts evenly across”, to questions of and issues around gauge. And if you’d rather knit than spend time with a calculator, she’ll also talk about ways to avoid the numbers entirely!

Kate holds a degree in Pure Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. She uses these skills as Knitty.com‘s Managing Technical Editor, and in her classes and design work. Her latest book Custom Socks: Knit to Fit Your Feet was released this summer by Interweave Press, to great acclaim. She regularly teaches at stores and events across North America, including Interweave YarnFest and Vogue Knitting Live. Her work has appeared in many books and magazines.
More on her website KateAtherley.com.

Kate has kindly shared with us her Math for Knitters (pdf) presentation.

November – Patrick Madden

Patrick Madden of Signature Yarns in Toronto will be presenting about the life/work balance of running a small business, the importance of volunteering and making time for creativity. Patrick will also have an assortment of his hand knitting yarn collections for sale at the meeting.

Patrick Madden is the owner of Signature Yarns based in Etobicoke, retailing luxury hand knitting yarns online at www.signatureyarns.com and by appointment at his studio where he teaches both hand and machine knitting classes of all skill levels. Patrick is the former Vice President of the Downtown Knit Collective and currently volunteers as the 2015/16 Executive of Communications for the Toronto Knitters Guild and is the 2015/16 Co-chair of the Burlington Machine Knitting Guild.

December – Holiday Social

A fun evening to sit, knit, socialize and enjoy some holiday Sweet ‘n Savouries!

Featuring member Show ‘n Tell and our Ugly Sweater contest.

Vendor: Bree Zorel of Tenderfield: Slow Cloth Nation featuring a selection of Merino and Alpaca yarns direct from South America and knitting patterns for babies and toddlers.  Preferred payment method is Cash or Cheque please.

January – Tips and Tricks

Come learn from founding and long-standing Guild members who will share their tips and tricks. There will also be a question and answer session.

Vendor Table:  Kerstin Kerr of Alpaca Avenue
Kerstin will have a selection of Alpaca yarns featuring such brands as Suri Decadence from Salt River Mills, O-Wool Local, Alpaca Elegance from Green Mountain Spinnery, Silver Cloud Alpacas, Highgate Alpacas and Kitchen Sink Lopi yarns from Legacy Lane.  Cash or Credit Cards are accepted.

OOPS — our apologies — this year is NOT the 20th anniversary of the Guild. Check back next year!

February – Fashion Show


Work of Our Hands Fashion Show
This is the meeting when members get to strut their stuff – showing off their fabulous knitted or crocheted garments. Big or small, intricate or uncomplicated, these are the works of our hands and worthy of attention. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. Inspire, and be inspired.

To participate, please download and complete the submission form (WORD doc) and

email it Bree Zorel programme@torontoknittersguild.ca

Deadline for submissions: 10 February

Vendor Table – Porch Swing Yarnsomniacs
Featuring a selection of quality yarns including Colinette, Malabrigo, Cascade, Three Irish Girls, and more.
Preferred payment methods are Cash and Credit.

March – Skills Exchange

Skills Exchange Mini Workshops
You’ll have the opportunity to learn a number of useful new techniques in three 20 minute sessions. It will be a fun and social evening with valuable skills shared by our volunteer instructors. Continue reading