Knit & Crochet Group

 
WPL's Keep You in Stitches Knit and Crochet Group
Like to Knit or Crochet? Come and join this friendly group. Beginners to experts are welcome. Helping each other with projects is just part of the fun! We do participate in certain charity knitting events as desired by the group participants. 

We meet once a month on the following dates from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: 

  • 2020 Meeting Dates - View the Flyer (Note: in-house meetings have been canceled due to Covid-19)
  • January 2, 2020
  • February 6, 2020
  • March 5, 2020
  • April 2, 2020 - cancelled
  • May 7, 2020
  • June 4, 2020
  • July 2, 2020
  • August 6, 2020
  • September 3, 2020
  • October 1, 2020
  • November 5, 2020
  • December 3, 2020 (Holiday Party!)
Come and join the Open Knit & Crochet & Needlework Group on Zoom!

Join us on Zoom on Mondays from 11:30am - 12:30pm - email Karen Sharp @ sharpk@waynepubliclibrary.org to receive the Zoom Log in information



Join us for a Keep You in Stitches Fall Knit-A-Long!

Knit a Scarf will be held on Zoom on Friday Mornings with specific dates until the project is finished. Advanced beginners (you must already know how to cast on, knit and purl), to expert knitters are welcome, please email Karen for a Zoom invite sharpk@waynepubliclibrary.org

October 2 (10:30am – 11:15am)
October 9(10:30 – 11:30am)
October 30 (10:30 – 11:30am)
November 6 (10:30 – 11:30am)
November 13 (10:30 – 11:30am)
December 4 (10:30 – 11:30am)

There will be 6 pattern sections – 1 per week (approx.), for those who desire, your completed scarf may be donated to the Library Giving Tree or I can arrange for any donated items to be brought to Wayne Township social services, all donated scarves must be washed and then placed in a ziplock bag with printed washing instructions.

Needle Size 8 or size 9, medium weight yarn (4) approximately 400 yards


Week 1:
Cast on 36 stitches (Long Tail Cast on gives a firm straight edge)
 Knit until you have 5” of garter Stitch For our starting Border

Week 2:
2x2 broken rib pattern ( multiple of 4 stitches) - Knit pattern for approximately 10 inches ending with row 12 as follows below:
Row 1: k2, *k2, p2, rep from* to end, k2
Rows 2-6: rep row 1
Rows 7-12: k2 *p2, k2 rep from * to end, k2
Rep rows 1-12.
(Broken Rib Knit Pattern - Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Knitting book by the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine , Pantheon Books, NY, 1989. Page 125)

Week 3: 
Diagonal Pattern (multiple of 9 sts)
Row 1 (RS)*K1, p1, k3, p4; rep from *
Row 2 and all WS rows K the knit stitches and p the purl sts.
Row 3: *P1, k1, p1, k3, p3; rep from *
Row 5: *P2, k1, p1, k3, p2 rep from*
Row 7: *P3, k1, p1, k3, p1: rep from *
Row 9: *P4, k1, p1, k3; rep from *
Row 11: *K1, p4, k1, p1, k2; rep from *
Row 13: *K2, p4, k1, p1, k1; rep from *
Row 15: *K3, p4, k1, p1; rep from *
Row 17: *P1, k3, p4, k1; rep from*
Row 18: Rep row 2.
Rep. rows 1-18 from diagonal pattern (once more)
(Diagonal Knit Pattern - Vogue Knitting Magazine, Fall 2020, Page 69)

Note: Either knit 1 row or do another row 1 of the diagonal pattern so that you are on the wrong side of the scarf to begin Jeweled Boxes pattern below.

Week 4:
Jeweled Boxes
(Multiple of 7sts +1: 10 Row Repeat)
From Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard
Note: Pattern Begins with a Wrong Side Row)
Slip All STS purl wise with yarn to WS. (yarn in back) WS= Wrong Side)
DSC = Double Stitch Cross (See instructions below pattern)
Row 1: (WS): P3, *K2,p5; repeat from * to last 5 sts, k2, p3
Row 2: Knit
Rows 3-6: Repeat Rows 1 and 2
Row 7: K2, *slip 1, k2, slip 1, k3, repeat from * to last 6 sts, (slip 1, k2) twice.
Row 8: K2, *slip 1, k2, slip 1, k3, repeat from * to last 6 sts, (slip 1, k2) twice.
Row 9: Repeat Row 7
Row 10:K2 *DSC, K3; repeat from * to last 6 sts. DSC, K2
Repeat rows 1-10 for Jeweled Boxes pattern for 10 inches (or as close to 10 inches as possible)
**DSC: Double Slipped Cross. ( Note: You may want to use a cable needle or a double pointed needle.)
Drop first slipped st off needle to front, slip next 2 sts to right hand needle, drop second slipped st off needle to front. Pick up first dropped st with left hand needle, slip last 2 sts on right hand needle back to left hand needle, then pick up second dropped st with right hand needle and place it on left hand needle, K4.
(Jeweled Boxes Knitting Pattern - The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, Wendy Bernard, Page 112)

Note: Purl 1 Row and increase 8 stitches  before changing the the Revisble 4-stitch cable pattern. (Increase 1 every 4 stitches)

Week 5:
Reversible 4 – Stitch Cables (Two Sided)
Flat
(Multiple of 8sts +4; 4 row repeat)
C4B-p: Cable 4 Back, purled (see below)
Row 1 (RS): *K4, C4B-p; repeat from* to last 4 sts, K4
Row 2: Knit the Knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you.
Row 3: C4F, p4; repeat from* to last 4 sts, C4F.
Row 4 Repeat Row 2. Repeat Rows 1-4 for Reversible 4-Stitch Cables Flat. (Do this for 10 inches, or as close to 10 inches as you can get.)
**C4B-p: Cable 4 back, purled. Slip 2 sts to CN, hold to back, p2, p2 from CN. (CN= Cable Needle)
**C4F: Cable 4 Front. Slip 2 Stitchs to Cable needle, hold to front K2, K2 from Cable needle.
Note: If you do not have a cable needle, try a doubled pointed needle, or a crochet hook, a straw, a pencil, a barbecue skewer.
(Reversible 4 – Stitch Cables -The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary, Wendy Bernard, Page 146)  

Note: on the last Row 4 of Reversible 4 Stitch Cable decrease  the 8 stitches that were increased before the start of the pattern, so decrease by either knitting 2 together or purling 2 together as they face you. 

Week 6:
2x2 broken rib pattern ( multiple of 4 stitches) - Knit pattern for approximately 10 inches ending with row 12 as follows below:
Row 1: k2, *k2, p2, rep from* to end, k2
Rows 2-6: rep row 1
Rows 7-12: k2 *p2, k2 rep from * to end, k2
Rep rows 1-12. (for Approx. 10 inches or as close as you can get to 10 inches.)
(Broken Rib Knit Pattern - Vogue Knitting the Ultimate Knitting book by the editors of Vogue Knitting Magazine , Pantheon Books, NY, 1989. Page 125)
End with 5" of garter stitch pattern and cast off.