Wednesday, August 26, 2009


September Meeting

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 9th September at 1.30. New and old members all welcome. We are in an upstairs room at the community centre and would be delighted to see you.


Shawl and Pram Cover

One of our members, Janice, has designed a shawl and baby blanket. The pattern is for sale and this is the front cover. Should anyone wish to purchase the pattern it is available from Elaine (see top panel for contact details).


August Show and Tell

Unfortunately I arrived late at the August meeting and forgot to take notes so I may not attribute the right garment to the right knitter. I believe that the blue jacket was made by Janice, the red one by Norma and the green one by Ann but I may be confused. My appologies if I am.

This plain jacket in navy (one picture too light and the other too dark) has been lifted by weaving in a coloured ribbon yarn round the neck and down the fronts. The button is a hand made "Dorset Button" using both the yarns from the jackets

The photo of this jumper does not do it justice! It looks lovely when worn and has a soft drap which has not come out well in the picture. The sleeves and front panel are lacy and the rest of the garment is in plain stocking stitch.

This picture of the stitch shows that it is a punch lace pattern. That is one that is knitted with 2 yarns of different thickness. The holes are formed where he fine yarn is knitted by itself - the rest is knitted with the fine and thicker yarns together. It can be most effective as this close - shows

The collar of this green sweater is an interesting shape which is very flattering. The texture pattern round the bottom and on the cuffs just adds extra interest. The second photo shows a close up of the tuck pattern on the cuff.


August Show and Tell 2

Sandra has been using up some of her vast stash of knitting yarn to make some lovely baby cardigans. This white one is in a lacy looking tuck stitch with a fancy border on the bottom and round the cuffs. Most of them are machine made but this one is hand knitted. This is a close up of the stitches used

This little jacket in mauve and white has a neat little tuck at the top of the sleeves which just adds an extra bit of interest. Although it fastens up in the direction for a girl it would be just as attractive on a baby boy.

This little lacy cardigan has a hand tooled lace pattern down the sleeves and on each front. This looks difficult but could be done on the most basic of machines. It is the beautiful finishing that makes all these little garment look so professional.

Another mauve and white cardican that any mother would be proud to use to dress up her baby. This, of course, is a personal opinion but if anyone ou there disagrees, please leave a comment to say why.

There is no doubt that this is a cardigan for a girl. The photo does not do justice to the pretty pink colour of the main part which was knitted with two yarns through the feeder and the little roses sewn all round make it look very special.

There has not been any activity on the blog for several months. This has been due to a number of reasons. June I was away and the July meeting was cancelled but August saw an interesting meeting with lots of "Show and Tell".

As a club we have been helping at the Guild of Machine Knitters table at several shows with several of our members demonstrating and talking to interested newcomers (and oldcomers as well).

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