KnitKnights @ Conshohocken Library

 

Meeting weekly since

January, 2006

Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

at

The Conshohocken Free Library

301 Fayette Street

Conshohocken, PA 19428


We welcome knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels, including beginners, to join us as we meet mentor learn show and share. 


Click here to read our new member’s welcome letter.


KnitKnights  support charities by providing hand made items as needs arise. (see Album pictures)


Ongoing Supported Charities: 

  1. St. Matthew Prayer Shawl Ministry

  2. Linus Blankets

  3. Knitted Knockers

  4. Project Amigo afghan squares

  5. Wrapped in Hugs Shawls for the Gift of Life Donor Program

  6. Main Line Health HomeCare & Hospice Lap blankets

  7. Ivy Hill Horses


Past Charity Projects:

  1. Knitting Peace

  2. Project H.O.P.E 5k run/walk (when we were not knitting: participation & sponsorship)

  3. Preemie Caps for HUP

  4. Caps & bags for Seaman’s Institute

  5. Helmets for the troops

  6. Gift baskets for Conshohocken

  7. Elementary PTO

  8. Burn Camp Blankets

  9. Duulan Sweaters for children

  10. Scarves for Special Olympics

  11. Booties & stump covers for Veterans

  12. Teddy Bears for first responders

Peggy O’Neill, coordinator

Peggy@knitknights.com


some of my projects


Conshohocken Library is a branch of the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library.


First Sunday at the Barnes

1 to 3 pm (but expandable on each end)

Join knitters/crocheters. Just get there and ask for the knitters. It's FREE! And very cool to knit at the Barnes.


Amy shares: “What Knitting Can Teach You About Math


Ruth shares: “How to Start Knitting
(and Learn to Love It)
”.


Elizabeth Zimmermann is featured in episode 57 of Fruity Knitting. EZ’s daughter Meg shows many of their classic designs while being interviewed by Andrea.

Caps for Kids

We have joined with a sister

knitting group in Mt. Airy to

provide hats for next winter to

all 400 students who attend

a Philadelphia elementary

school.


We have about 57 hats so far.

Knit-Along

At Laura’s suggestion, we chose to knit Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Hand-to-Hand Sweater.  This is becoming an all-time favorite KAL. The sweaters above were knitted during our last two Hand-to-Hand KALs. I plan to use the pattern found in the Knit One Knit All .


Elizabeth’s description from “Knitting Workshop”: “The HAND-TO-HAND ARAN I ‘unvented’. It is pleasant to knit; you work on the cabled sleeves-cum-yoke when you are full of prance, and the plain body when you are at a meeting. Use ANY cables or patterns that please you. THE SLEEVES, of course, are worked on a 16 inch circular needle, but for the yoke you must divide and work back-and-forth; necessary to the design construction.”

We design our own sleeve and yoke designs making each sweater unique. 


Swatch!


I recommend that you start knitting with the needle size suggested on the yarn label. Then try jumping one or two sizes up and down to be sure you like the feel and texture of your fabric. 

Cast on 20-24 stitches.  Knit 2 or 3 rows in garter stitch and then begin to knit stockinette, keeping 2 stitches on each side in garter to help to keep the swatch flat. I often swatch an entire skein of yarn to decide which pattern stitches work best with my yarn.  For best results, wash or carefully steam your swatch before measuring gauge.

Local Events

Links

Yarn Donations for Women in Need

Too much yarn? Need to destash? Consider donating to the knitting program at Interim House. A weekly knitting session is a regular part of therapy for all residents, and they rely entirely on donated yarn and supplies. They can use knit-able yarn of any thickness or fiber content and in any quantity (but clean and untangled please). Bring to our Monday meeting or contact Peggy for pick up.

Celebrating our 13th year