Knitting for Charity – Hats In January

We are looking forward to warming up our community here in Wichita!
We are so blessed to have warm homes, warm clothes, vehicles, and each other.
We are also blessed with a talent & hobby that can benefit others.

It is our desire to start a program for giving locals in need handmade items to keep them warm. Hats are a good place to start.
We will announce at the December guild meeting a date in January that we will set out around the Wichita area and deliver our handmade hats to those in need.

Child through the largest adult hats are needed.
Made using washable yarns.

Below are some wonderful sites with free patterns available. They don’t need to be fancy, but they do need to be well made.

Knitting for Charity |

Red Heart Hats for Charity

Free Hats on Ravelry – all sizes

We would also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the wonderful efforts our Wichita community puts forth to the underprivileged.
Many, many families are on the verge of being homeless and the services provided to keep them safe and sheltered need to be supported, taken note of, and shared with those in need as well as those able to support in any way possible; financially, with time, or with any items you are able to donate.

Wichita’s Homeless Outreach Team H.O.T.

Please, leave comments with ideas and/or patterns that you love!


November 16th Meeting Gift Exchange Guidelines

Gift Exchange Information for November’s Meeting:

      • Minimum value $20 – Maximum value $40
      • A kit is a fun idea- pattern + yarn
      • No box store yarns, please
      • Stash diving is acceptable but, please, no yarns with odors or pet hair
  • JennaMay Made bags & stitch markers are always a great idea!
  • ChikwithYarn bags are available in Newton at Creation Station
  • Hand dyed yarns & fiber for spinning are available through WichitaWoolery
  • Gift certificate to Picket Fence Quilt Co, Firebrunette Knits, iYarn in Winfield, Creation Station in Newton, or any other local fiber, yarn, class source might be well appreciated
  • If you know of any other fantastic local artists for gift giving, please leave a comment below or on the Facebook page for others.

As you arrive at the meeting, please place your wrapped, yet unmarked, gift on the exchange table and you will be given a ticket.
Once announcements and Show and Share are completed we will start the exchange. Your ticket number will be called and you will have your choice of gift from the table. Once all gifts have been exchanged we will go from person to person as each gift is unwrapped and the gift-giver then fesses up to the wonderful item bestowed upon their fellow guild member.

It will be a lot of fun, and we look forward to seeing the unique gifts that you all are concocting!!


October 19th Meeting Agenda

Happy Autumn!!

This month we will have a lesson on Unraveling the Mysteries of Variegated Yarns by Chauntel Ensey. No materials required for the lesson, just a notebook and pencil for notes. And, of course, have knitting on hand to occupy your hands.
Teresa will have our Last Minute/One Skein Gift Ideas for your last minute holiday gift knitting.
We will also discuss some Wichita Knitters’ Guild merchandise that will be available for pre-order.

We are happy to have Ashley Opliger join us at the evening meeting this month, she is President // Bridget’s Mommy from the charity Bridget’s Cradles,, . She will introduce her wonderful organization and explain how we as knitters can make a huge impact on families of lost babies.
Unfortunately, she cannot make the morning meeting, but she will try to visit the morning meeting in November, if her schedule permits.

Looking forward to a wonderful set of meetings!!
Hope to see you all there with wonderful Show & Share items (limit 3, please).


Changes to the Master Hand Knitting Program 

Your TKGA transition team is hard at work reorganizing and updating TKGA as we get closer to our takeover date of October 31, 2016. There are some financial realities that we must address as we move forward to keep the Master Hand Knitting Program alive. 
We have spent much time over the past several months deciding on a track that will best work for all participants enrolled now and in the future. The price of the program covers postage and administrative costs for the program, but all the reviewers are volunteers. In order for this program to best serve everyone it cannot stagnate but must constantly expand and improve through procurement and application of knitting knowledge. This is how we maintain the high standards that have come to be associated with the MHK program. 
The TKGA Inaugural Board and the MHK Committee have had to make some hard decisions on policies affecting the MHK program so that the program will continue to exist and can grow.
Beginning November 1, 2016, the following policy will go into effect for all submissions received on or after November 1, 2016:
The price paid for the program will cover the mailing of the submission box between the reviewers and two return boxes to the submitter. This means only one resubmission will be covered by the purchase price. For any subsequent resubmissions, all return costs will be the responsibility of the submitter. Self-addressed stamped envelopes or the inclusion of stamps to cover the cost of the return will be used. The Co-Chair will direct the participant on how to handle this.
For participants who have submitted before November 1, 2016, specifically those candidates who are currently in the review process either waiting for their initial submission to be returned or working on resubmitted items:
All policies of the past will remain in effect as far as payment on box returns. All costs for returning resubmission boxes will be covered. However, submitters may volunteer to pay for second or more return boxes to help defray costs to the MHK program.
The following policy will go into effect November 1, 2016, for all new MHK Level purchases made on or after November 1, 2016:   
There will be time limits applied to all levels purchased on or after November 1, 2016. Once purchased, the initial set of directions downloaded will be good for the entire time limit; there will be no need to update as long as the participant works within the prescribed time limit.  

We recognize that not everyone can work within these time limits. If the participant exceeds the time limit, he/she will have to obtain the latest version of the directions and work to those. There will be a nominal fee of $8 for downloading updates, and an extension fee of $20 will be charged upon submission to cover additional expenses incurred.*
Time limits will be the following:
Level 1: 12 months (1 year)

Level 2: 18 months  (1.5 years)

Level 3: 24 months  (2 years)

The following policy will go into effect November 1, 2016, for all participants who have purchased and are currently working on a level but have not submitted by November 1, 2016:
For participants who ordered and received their set of directions before November 1, 2016, but have not submitted, the above time limits will begin on November 1, 2016. These participants will have the same time limits above to submit using the 5/10/2016 set of directions. If the participant exceeds the time limit, he/she will have to obtain the newest version of the directions and work to those. There will be a nominal fee for downloading updates and an extension fee of $20 will be charged upon submission to cover additional expenses incurred.*
There is a small window of participants working on the 2014 directions who are within their 1-year limit. As long as those participants submit within the 1 year of receiving the 2014 directions, they may submit using those directions.
It is also important for participants to work on resubmitted items in a reasonable amount of time. Co-Chairs will be working more closely with submitters to insure they work in a timely manner. 
Any questions concerning these policies can be sent to

* Fees subject to change without notice

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Zanesville OH 43701-7303

Phone: 740-452-4541

Fax: 740-452-2552

Build a Guild Kit – What to bring to Guild Meetings

Here is the list of items to put together a guild kit that we gave out at the September Guild Meetings:

  • Designated Guild Notebook
  • Pen & pencil
  • 50 gram balls of yarn IN A LIGHT, SOLID COLOR of Fingering, DK, & Worsted weights
  • Various types & sizes of needles

A good idea would be to purchase inexpensive sets to keep in your Guild kit through Amazon,

Goldenwide® Combo of DPN and Circular Carbonized Bamboo Knitting Needles, 5 Sets of 15 Sizes 8” (20cm) Double…

  • Darning Needles, in various sizes
  • Scissors
  • Handi-tool or Fix-it tool
  • Tape measure
  • Cable needles
  • Stitch holder
  • Fixed and removable markers
  • Crochet thread for lifelines & scrap yarn
  • Post-it notes or highlight tape
  • Crochet hook set



September 21st Guild Meetings

Wednesday the 21st we are holding our first meetings!
The main focus of the agenda will be to introduce the guild, disburse information and answer any questions you may have.

We’ll also go over programs for the next few months, elections, Holiday Gift exchange, and a knit-a-long for the new year.

Please be prepared to take notes, a designated Wichita Knitters’ Guild binder would be a good idea, and pay dues of $30, cash or check.

WE WILL BE DOING SHOW & SHARE: please bring up to 5 items, knit related; yarn, finished project, WIP, handspun, etc.

Meeting Place: Picket Fence Quilt Co
7011 W Central Ave #129, Wichita, KS 67212
Meeting Times: 10am -12pm & 6 – 8pm


Why We Are TKGA Affiliated

TOP 10 Reasons To Join





  1. Only national nonprofit organization dedicated specifically to knitting.
  2. Member magazine, Cast On: THE Educational Journal for Knitters – Check out the Digital Cast On
  3. TKGA Correspondence Courses
  4. TKGA Master Knitting Programs:
    1. Master Hand Knitting Program
  5. Free Member Confirmation Pattern
  6. Online Bonus Patterns
  7. TKGA Logo Swag
  8. TKGA Website Members ONLY Features


The value in a TKGA membership far exceeds your needs both educationally and artistically. Choose a membership category that best suites your knitting needs.

DIGITAL – $25 (1 YR)