March Meeting

Our next meeting is next Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.


Our own Edith Murphy will be teaching us how to knit intarsia. We will be making an apple dishcloth, or whatever square you would like (afghan, hot pad…), measuring about 7 x 7 inches, at 4.5 stitches per inch. 

Supplies: 2 contrasting colors of any type of worsted weight yarn, either in center pull balls, or wound into two balls for each color; one two yard scrap of a third color (for the apple stem) and the appropriate sized needles that you prefer for knitting back and forth.

Homework: CO 33 sts.  Knit 3 garter ridges (5 or 6 rows) ending with a wrong side row. 
Row 1 (RS): Knit across; Row 2: k3, p27, k3.  Rep. rows 1 and 2 one more time.


As always, we look forward to seeing your completed items or interesting work in progress for “show and tell”. 


Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

For more information, click here to email us.

February Meeting (reprise)

LOOK at all the clever needle-felted objects that we created. After a short overview of needle felting, Lynn demonstrated how to make a felt heart. With a bit of practice (and a little blood-letting…) many nearly-heart-shaped objects began to appear. Some found the basket rather uninspiring, and opted to go free form:

Everybody did seem to have a good time, and the injuries were minor, and few.

Thanks to Lynn for leading the class and John for helping out.

February Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Back by popular demand is a needle felting night. A Valentine’s Day themed project is in store for us. The kits containing everything you need cost $5 each. 

As always, we look forward to seeing your completed items or interesting work in progress for “show and tell”. 

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

For more information, click here to email us.

January Meeting

Happy New Year! While we typically meet on the first Wednesday of the month, because this January, it falls on New Year’s Day, our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at 7:30 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. Please note the time change!

Since it’s a new year, it’s a great time to learn some new knitting skills, or reinforce some rusty ones! We found a clever little knitted bag pattern called the “Windmill Bag“ that involves doing an I-cord, an I-cord bind off, picking up stitches (remember that from the mitered squares?), and seaming. The pattern’s writer used Lily Sugar’n Cream cotton yarn; however, you can use any worsted weight yarn that you desire. She knitted 4 rectangles using 3 colors of the regular sized balls, striping the fourth rectangle with the leftovers of the 3 colors. If striping isn’t your thing, you could use 4 different colors, one for each rectangle. The choice is yours! Other supplies needed are size 6 needles straight or circular to knit flat, size 6 dpn’s, a split ring stitch marker or safety pin, and a tapestry needle or crochet hook for seaming. Please note that Joann Fabrics sells the Lily Sugar’n Cream Super Size balls, while Michael’s sells the regular size balls, which is really all you need. Not sure what Walmart sells. 

If you do not want to make the bag, you can knit a small sample to practice the techniques on. Either way, there is a little homework to be done prior to our meeting. If you are interested in making the bag, please follow the pattern to knit one full rectangle. If you only want to practice, then all you need to do is follow the pattern, but can cast on 10 stitches and only knit 30-50 rows instead of 100. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Here is the link for the pattern.   https://peanutbutteryelleytime.wordpress.com/patterns/windmill-bag/

As always, we look forward to seeing your completed items or interesting work in progress for “show and tell”. 

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

For more information, click here to email us.

December Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St. Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. For the new members, we meet in the basement.


Our own Linda Fisher is going to teach us how to steek. For those of you who where not at the November meeting, and might not be familiar with steeking, it’s a method of cutting garments or items that are knitted in the round in order to make an opening. At that last meeting, Linda passed out a homework pattern that she wrote for a steeked mug cozy. Please knit this for the December meeting if you want to learn how to steek. Attached below is a PDF of the pattern for anyone who did in not get a copy or needs another one. 

Prior to the start of the meeting, at 6:15 pm, we will be holding our annual Holiday Yankee Gift Swap. Participation in this event is optional. If you would like to join in on the fun, please bring a wrapped knitting themed gift valued at up to $20. 


As always, we look forward to seeing your completed items or interesting work in progress for “show and tell”. 


Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome to attend the program for a $10 charge.

Linda’s PDF.

November Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA.

Our program for the evening is all about mitered squares. Our own Brigitte Bovy and Lynn Cooke are going to teach us how to knit them and give us some fun project ideas. Please bring leftover DK yarn in 2 – 4 different colors, a pair of straight or short circular needles in a size 6, or the appropriate size for your yarn, and a stitch marker.


As always, please bring your completed items or interesting projects for “show and tell”. 


Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome at a $10 charge for the evening. 

Brigitte’s presentation files in PDF format may be found here:

Mitered-squares.pdf

Basic-mitered.pdf

Market Bag

Here’s a link to the Market Bag I brought for show and tell on October 2.

Works great with 16″ cable and 9m (US13) needles, using any cotton yarn like Peaches’n’Cream. Work very loosely- cotton doesn’t stretch at all…

John

October Meeting


Our next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 7:00 pm, at St Theresa, the Little Flower Church, 15 Still River Road, Harvard, MA. For the new members, we meet in the basement. 

We are pleased to once again have Sarah Monroe of Subito Farms in Carlisle as our guest for the evening. Sarah is going be teaching us how to knit fair isle. Please bring at least two, or more, colors of either dk or worsted weight yarn from your stash and the appropriate size 16 inch circular needle or set of dpn’s to work in the round. You only need enough yarn to make a sample. Also, don’t forget to bring a stitch marker. Would those of you with extra 16 inch circular needles please bring them along to share for the evening. Sarah will have her yarn and patterns for sale during the meeting.

As always, please bring your completed items or interesting projects for “show and tell”. 

Membership is $25 a year. Guests are welcome at a $10 charge for the evening. 

Fun For All at the Trunk Show

A bumper crop of knitters showed up at the Fiber Loft tonight for the Imperial Yarns trunk show. One head count listed 35 of us, including a number of new members! Many thanks to Tracy Russell, an independent yarn sales rep, who brought a bunch of samples and gave us an interesting explanation of Imperial Yarn’s unique carbon neutral yarn “growing” process.