Unless otherwise posted, Tigard Knitting Guild meetings are held the
Tigard Senior Center, 8815 Southwest Omara Street, Tigard, OR
We meet at 7pm, on the third (3rd) Thursday of each month.
Meetings are approximately two hours in length. The first hour is the monthly program which may be a featured speaker, discussion, or hands-on technique (see below). The second hour is for "sharing" our current and finished projects. Guests and members alike are welcome to bring any open questions, and in-progress or finished knitted items to share.
You are welcome to attend as a guest for two meetings prior to joining our Guild.
Program Topic: Arm Knitting Tutorial
That's right, we will be learning to use our arms as needles - casting on, knitting, binding off and attaching the two ends to make a long, circular scarf (cowl). This is a whole lot of fun and really does make lovely scarves. You will be working with about 8 stitches and can make them as long as you'd like. As for supplies, everyone will need to bring one large skein of super bulky yarn. (approx 100-150yds). I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick for two of mine which was purchased at Michael's for about $4 each and some bulky yarn my daughter had for the other one. You will be using both ends together or work from 2 different skeins.
If you would prefer to use a worsted weight yarn, you will need to work 4 strands held together for the thickness necessary. (although using a single strand is much easier to maneuver.)
This is really easier than you might think and will be great fun. Please don't wear any jewelry on your arms (don’t want it to get tangled in the yarn) and wear sleeves that can be pushed up and out of the way. Your arms will be the needles and your hands will create the stitches. Also, make sure to do anything necessary (ladies room visit?) before starting the project since you will be "tied up" for a while.
This is currently a new trend in the knitting world and while internet tutorials do exist, you’ll actually get to learn it live. There will be several people teaching this amazing knitting skill during the meeting, so if you are having problems or need assistance, please ask one the teachers. At the end of the meeting, you will have a completed scarf/cowl to take home with you.
Please tell your knitting friends about this exciting evening and come prepared to have fun and laugh a bit. I'm looking forward to making another scarf for a friend who lives in Idaho; I know she will put it to good use.
Looking forward to seeing all of you at the meeting with your 'needles' encased in lovely yarn. Enjoy!
To see past meeting topics click here.