The Theme for 2024 is Shaping for all types for all machines.

January 2nd: Elizabeth and Nicole will discuss making clothes that fit with short rows, darts, and adjusting gauge.

February 6th: Using Pleats and Ruffles to add volume to fabrics with Michelle.

March 5th: Klaus will show us how to make flared shapes with godets/wedges for skirts, flared hems or sleeves.

April 2nd: Natalie and Emily will show 3-D fabrics and structures on the single bed, ie waves and bobbles among others.

May 7th: Kathy will demonstrate decorative increases and decreases, fully fashioned and rib shaping. The Small Challenge projects are due at this meeting.

June 4th: Our Mid-Year Party and Silent Auction. 

July 2nd: Knitting with wire and beads with Monica.

August 6th: Eileen will demonstrate True Entrelac.

September 3rd: Pauline with teach us Ornaments: flowers, pompoms, cords and other embellishments. The Medium Challenge projects are due at this meeting.

October 1st: Cut and Sew: cutting shapes to alter fabric for necklines or resizing by Janet.

November 5th: Angela will demonstrate Shaped Edgings with triangles, scallops and other shapes.

December 5th: Christmas Pot Luck and our Large Challenge projects are due.

The 2024 challenges are personal best contests with three categories, each with a choice of projects to knit. Enter for your chance to win prizes drawn for each challenge. The projects must be made in 2024, be completely finished and made to the specified sizes. The executive has the final decision on whether a project complies.

Small Challenge

Due at our May meeting, must include at least one of the techniques being covered in this year’s program and the technique must cover 10% of the project. Choose a Small blanket, Shawl or Large Scarf, Mittens or Gloves, Hat, Pillow or a small decorative item.

Medium Challenge

Due in September, must include at least two of the techniques covered in our 2024 program and they must cover at least 20% of the project. Choose either a Medium Blanket, Large Shawl, Child’s Sweater or Dress, Adult Summer Top, Pair of Socks or a medium sized decorative item.

Large Challenge

Due in December, must include at least three of the techniques covered in our 2024 program and they must cover 40% of the project. Choose either a Large Blanket, an Adult clothing item or a decorative item with multiple sections.