Russian Join in Fingering Weight Single Spun Yarn | Firebrunette Knits

https://firebrunetteknits.com/2017/01/23/russian-join-in-fingering-weight-single-spun-yarn/

I made a little photo demonstration of the Russian Join Tami showed us this month, enjoy! 

~Chauntel – Treasurer

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Clapotis KAL ~ Jan-March 2017

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Yarn Choices & requirements:
-Aran: 400g/820yds US 8
-Worsted: 400g/880yds US 8
-DK: 350+g/600-750yds US 6-8
-Sport: 200-400g/600+yds US 4-6
-Fingering: 100-400g/420-1320yds US 3-6
TIPS:
-Purl the stitch between the twisted stitches on the RS rows instead of using markers
-The slicker the yarn the easier the stitches will drop
-Check Ravelry Clapotis Projects & Yarn Ideas pages for ideas on size

Section Repeats by Weight:
It’s recommended to use the “Rule of Fifth’s”, where you use:
Section 1 + 2: 1/5th of your yarn
Section 3 Straight: 3/5th of your yarn
Section 4 Decrease: 1/5th of your yarn
*This does require you to weigh your ball of yarn prior to starting and frequently during knitting your repeats in each section.

Links:
Direct Link to Clapotis patten on Knitty.com:
http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html
Ravelry Clapotis pattern page:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clapotis
Craftster Tips & Help:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=189665.0

January Meeting

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We are working hard to find fun and exciting ways to keep everyone involved and engaged in our/your guild.

We are excited to kick off the new year with the Clapotis KAL(Knit along). Clapotis is a versatile “scarf”. You can choose if you want a scarf, shawl, or stole. You can use any yarn weight or needle size you desire. Yarns to avoid for this pattern are single spun or “sticky” yarns.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/clapotis

For more  information, see: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTclapotis.html

Agenda for January’s meeting:

  • Announcements
  • Start KAL
  • Show and Share
  • “Weaving in ends on lace project”

Chauntel will be giving us a demonstration on weaving in ends on lace projects. We ask that you either bring a finished lace project with ends to weave in, or a gauge swatch with ends so that you can participate. Here is a quick pattern to knit a swatch:

Feather and Fan:

18 St repeat, work for 4”

Cast on 22

Knit 3 rows

Row 4 (RS) – k2, k2tog x3, (k1, yo) 6x, k2tog x3, k2

Row 5 (WS) – k2, purl 18, k2

Row 6 (RS) – knit

Row 7 (WS) – k2, purl 18,k2

Repeat rows 4-7 until desired swatch length

Please leave a 10 inch tail for weaving in. Items needed for this demonstration are the gauge swatch and a sharp darning needle. NO bent tip needles.

Please don’t forget to bring your hats for the homeless!!

 

Don’t Forget…Board Nominations at Both Guild Meetings Tomorrow

Please don’t forget to talk to your knitter friends about the nominations for all 4 Board positions, elections will take place at the January meetings.
If you have any questions about what each position is required to do, here are the descriptions as written in our Bylaws:

“Article V: Duties of the Officers
a. President: shall preside at all meetings of the membership, all meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall be an ex-officio member of any committee established by the local guild. The President with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors shall appoint standing committees to be established by the local guild.
The incoming President shall appoint an auditor who shall audit the treasurer’s books from the previous guild year. The report of the audit shall be made at the March meeting.

b. Vice-President: shall serve as the chairman of the local guild’s program committee should such committee be established. Vice-President shall act in place of the President in her/his absence or upon request by the President.

c. Secretary: shall keep minutes of all proceedings of meetings of the membership and the Board of Directors, the Secretary shall take care of correspondence at the direction of the Board of Directors. The Secretary shall keep accurate record of members in good standing, together with their current contact information.

d. Treasurer: shall receive and disburse all monies and present a statement of the current financial condition at all meetings of the Board of the local guild.
The Treasurer shall record all funds made available to the guild; shall keep written record of all transactions involving the guild in the guild treasurer’s book and present to the membership an itemized annual report.

e. Board of Directors will focus on Education: shall plan the educational programs.

f. Board of Directors will focus on Membership: shall plan activities to promote current membership in Wichita Knitters’ Guild and shall plan events to recruit new membership.”

November Meetings, Summarized

…better late than never, right?!?

There were some really fun Show & Share items at November’s meetings.
Here are some of the links to patterns & yarns that were shared:

We had a great couple of meetings, don’t forget that we’re increasing our Show & Share to however many you want for December meetings. Bring your notebook to take notes on other’s projects and yarns in case we don’t get them listed.

December Meetings

We are moving our meetings up to the second Wednesday this month so as not to interfere with Christmas week.

On the agenda:

  • FIRST THINGS FIRST…BOARD NOMINATIONS FOR THE JANUARY ELECTIONS FOR ALL FOUR POSITIONS: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer. Ask your nominee if it is alright to nominate them first.
  • Goodies Exchange; bring a plate full of your favorite goody at this time of year. Cookies, candy, etc.
  • We’ll discuss our charity work donating hats, scarves, etc. and choose a date in January for delivery, most likely a Sunday noon time.
    • If you have any locations you know of for drop off please let us know at the meeting. Thanks!
  • Show & Share; I think we can up our share items to five instead of three this month. Can’t wait to see all the amazing things you all have been working on!

Looking forward to seeing you all soon!