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


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.


April 4th & 5th, Quilt Show at Penn State Extension Not knitting, but the recycle room is often a treasure trove of knit-related tools and books.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

Finger Knitting at Awbury Arboretum. I will be teaching this class. Registration required.


Patterns and information about our current charity projects are found under the Patterns & Recipes tab.


Project Amigo total squares to date = 279!! Sam sends his thanks and the link to the recently expanded blanket project. Meet the new seamstresses and see the finished blankets (with so many recognizably familiar squares) here.


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.

 






A beacon of peace and justice begun by the knitters of Calgary with contributions from around the world totaling nearly 8,000 poppies.


The connection between busy hands and brain chemistry (CBS Sunday Morning 8/19/18)


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.

 

Knight News

                                                         

Celebrating our 13th year

   

Stay tuned for details regarding

our annual dinner to be held in the spring.

 

Knit-Alongs

This project evolved when we admired Anita’s “Gray Scales” shawl.


The pattern was published in Knitter’s #107, 2012, seen here on Ravelry.


It features instructions for purling in reverse to avoid turning your work when knitting short rows. See me if you need help knitting [purling] back backwards.





Ruth recommends her current favorite stash-buster:

Flat knit garter stitch fingerless mitts

Patterns abound on Ravelry.

Here are two:

Ysolda Teague’s and Sara Bradbury’s.


This tutorial by Cat Bordhi demonstrates expert finishing tips .

At last, no more odd ridge when using three needle bind off on garter stitches!

 

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