The Purpose of The Shenandoah Knitting Guild is to promote the continuing education of persons interested in improving their knitting skills through meetings, workshops, and networking with other knitters locally, regionally, and nationally.
Daytime Meetings are held at the First Christian Church, 75 Merrimans Lane, Winchester, Virginia at 10:30 a.m. on the second Friday of each month. When the Frederick County schools are closed due to inclement weather, the meeting will be postponed until the third Friday of the month. Our next meeting day is September 13. Pat Hays will show how to do a Russian Join and a Jogless Jog. Our group will have a booth at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in Berryville Virginia September 28 and 29. Stop by and chat with us if you are planning to attend. If you want to join our group, we will welcome you warmly.
Each month our members meet to learn new techniques, share stories and inspire each other by sharing our current projects during Show and Tell.
The Guild members enjoy helping out in the community. One of our on-going projects is “Sweaters and Hats” for two daycare centers, Winchester Day Nursery and Fremont Street Nursery. There is free yarn available to any member who wishes to participate in this voluntary effort. Many of the Guild members are happy to be a mentor/instructor to new knitters. You may contact Pat Hays - 540-888-4348.
Dues of $20.00 are paid at the start of each year. If you join mid year we will adjust the amount of the dues. We have a monthly newsletter which may be postal mailed, accessed through the web site, or sent directly as a pdf attachment to an email.
In August 2019 members brought knitted items for the home.
At our July 2019 meeting we learned the basics of knitting a Side to Side Sweater.
|Jackie Grondin shows an example of a sweater knit cuff to cuff.|
In June 2019 we had our annual Salad Luncheon.
|The group have a meeting before the luncheon.|
Our May 2019 meeting was a fashion show with members showing off their creations.
|Sherry Miller shows the pullover she knit.|
In April 2019 we learned the Japanese Bind Off.
|Celeste Youngblood shows the lacy shawl she knit.|
Our March 2019 program was on making Pom Poms.
|Diana Ours made this fringed poncho for her granddaughter.|
In February 2019 we learned about how to add beads to knitting.
|Jackie Grondin shows one of the many knitted toys she made.|
The program for January 2019 was a Swap Meet.
|Prolific knitter Christine Davis turned in seven sweaters and hats for our daycare program.|
We had our potluck social in December 2018. Members enjoyed the feast and had a chance to chat with each other. Officers and members met after the luncheon to discuss programs for the upcoming year.
|Members gathered to enjoy the delicious food and have a chance to chat.|
Five members of the guild helped the children at Winchester Day Nursery pick out sweaters and caps.
|The Winchester Day Nursery children were enjoying the new sweaters and caps.|
In November 2018 the group went to the Yarn Barn in Chambersburg PA to shop, then to have a luncheon together.
|Member Dee Dee Heuer gazes at the lovely display of yarns and samples.|
In October 2018 we learned how to do tassels and fringe.
|Gail Crane shows the lovely cowl she knit.|
We had a booth at the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival in September 2018.
|In September 2018 we had a book swap. All leftover books were donated to the local libraries or charity thrift shops.|
|Members look at the selection of books.|
Our August 2018 meeting was on Short Rows. We learned German, Japanese, Wrap and Turn, and Shadow Wraps.
|Ellen Folk shows the raglan pullover she knit for the daycare project.|
In July 2018 guest speaker Susan Wolcott, former owner of Yarnability, gave a program on how to alter patterns.
|Susan Wolcott gives members a primer on the math for altering patterns.|
Our June 2018 meeting was a Potluck Salad Luncheon at the home of Penny Lamons. Members enjoyed sampling each others tasty treats and had a chance to chat and get to know each other better.
|Members get ready to feast.|
In May 2018 Dee Dee Heuer explained the difference between knitting using the Fair Isle technique of stranding the yarn and Mosaic knitting where only one color is used at a time.
|Dee Dee Heuer gestures while explaining the difference between Fair Isle and Mosaic.|