Kathleen Dames will be talking about knitting sweaters with a focus on top-down, yokes and colorwork.
Kathleen Dames, knitwear designer, loves designing, knitting, and wearing sweaters, so much so that she created The Sweater with Kathleen Dames Podcast to help demystify sweater knitting through 12-episode seasons that lead you through knitting a sweater at your own pace.
With designs inspired by everything from Jane Austen characters to the Unicorn Tapestries at the Cloisters, Kathleen focuses on creating sweaters (and the occasional accessory) that are as fun to knit as they are pretty to wear. While cables and lace served as her starting point, she has also branched out into colorwork yoke designs.
In addition to her design work, Kathleen is also the co-editor of One More Row Press, which has released the knitting books I Knit New York, I Knit Paris, As the Spinnery, and most recently I Knit San Francisco. She lives in Manhattan with her husband, their three children, and George the cat.
Melissa will introduce us to techniques explored her book: Knitting Modular Shawls, Wraps, and Stoles: An Easy, Innovative Technique for Creating Custom Designs with 185 Stitch Patterns.
Imagine hundreds, even thousands, of beautiful shawl designs within your reach! In this special hands-on guild presentation, see how interchangeable shawl wedges mix and match to create nearly endless design possibilities. Learn about starting tabs, different side borders, and how to use your creativity to design truly one-of-a-kind masterpiece shawls.
Come with the following supplies: DK or worsted weigh scrap yarn for mini sampler shawl; appropriate size knitting needles; crochet hook in size G or H; stitch markers; scissors; sticky notes. There is no homework.
6:45 Announcements and Show & Tell
Note: There is no meeting in October; there are two meetings in November.