News and updatesA small group of club members organised a visit to to see Joyce Meader's personal collection of historical knitting patterns and items. Joyce gave a talk at club in October 2016 and will be returning in May 2019.
Unravel will he held at Farnham Malting on Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February 2019
Make it 2019 and Knit & Stitch it 2019 takes place on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Farnborough
Show and tellCarol made a cotton-blend top
and a white and pink cardigan for her great-niece
Deb has made 2 white and 2 mauve children's dresses, made from a combination of hand and machine knitting
Talk by Ann BrownAnn Brown, knitwear designer for Posh Frocks gave a tips and tricks filled talk on a large collection of recent machine and hand knitting designs and projects. Ann was very generous in sharing both her tips for success, and sharing mistakes and lessons learnt.
Ann was wearing one of her own designs that has an i-cord edge (Posh Frocks book 108) and explained that on a knitting machine the i-cord can be created by knitting every row, and the knitting will still curl, which works perfectly for the edging on this cardigan.
There was a comparison example of the difference that tension can have on a garment. Ann shared two jumpers both made from Artisano yarn, with one having been knit at a higher tension that the other. Even a small difference in tension can have a significant affect on the finished knitting. The lower tension was more fluid and softer.