Share a Knit With the Guild
Share A Knit is an occasional program of participatory knitting for Guild-supported community organizations. Knitters gather for a few hours to begin, and sometimes complete, a new small project. Completed projects are donated to an organization supported by Guild Philanthropy. Here are the first two patterns Eileen Adler designed for Share A Knit: Blocks By Design and Dappled Sunlight Scarf. Download the patterns, find some yarn, knit up some gorgeous scarves and donate them to a worthy cause. Many thanks!
April 13 SAK Event
Learn to knit a Mini Color Splash Scarf for a good cause. All details about this free event are on the calendar.
October 20 SAK Event at Solana Beach Library
Our last SAK gathering for this year will be on Thursday, October 20 from 9:30 am to noon. This SAK event will be very different from all of the others because we are going to focus on creating the “garden” in Sarah’s Garden Scarf. We’ll use embroidery to adorn our scarves. You’ll learn four embroidery stitches: spider web flower, lazy daisy, French knot, and stem stitch.
Please start your scarf and knit 8” or more in length BEFORE THE SAK SESSION. Bring along embroidery thread in oddments of flower colors and greens for stems, and a tapestry needle that will accommodate the yarn you are working with. Please RSVP to Eileen Adler ShareAKnit@sandiegoknitters.com
View the event and add it to your calendar from the Guild Calendar.
Sarah’s Garden Scarf
Download Sarah’s Garden Scarf Pattern here.
Materials: 200 to 250 yards of knitting worsted weight yarn
Needles: US 10 (6mm) needles
Notions: tapestry needle
Finished Size: 5” wide and between 50” and 60” long
Gauge: about 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” (gauge is not critical for this pattern)
September 21 sak Event at solana beach library
Knit Julian’s Mitered Scarf
We will be knitting Julian’s Mitered Scarf for our next Share A Knit philanthropy project. This is a wonderful pattern loosely based on mitered squares but they are not squares. Download Julian’s Mitered Scarf Pattern here.
Any yarn weight will work with a needle size slightly larger than typically recommended: sock weight with US 3 (3mm); sport weight yarn on US 5 (3.75mm), DK weight with US 7 (4.5mm), or knitting worsted weight with US 9 (5.5mm).
Contact Eileen Adler at ShareAKnit@sandiegoknitters.com with your questions or for further information.
Event details–time and location–here.
Download the pattern to knit softies
Share A Knit Hosts First Annual Summer SAK Splash
Join Share A Knit on Thursday, August 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the home of Arlene Shaposhnick in San Marcos for some summer fun. Swim or sit poolside and knit . . . we do need you to knit! We’ll be working on Softies, comfy knitted breast prosthetics for breast cancer patients. Enjoy cool summer refreshments and some fun company. (If the weather is too hot, we will move inside to the AC.)
Materials to bring: a ball of DK cotton yarn like Skacel CoBaSi, Tahki Cotton Classic Light, or Cascade Ultra Pima, one set of double-pointed needles suited for the weight yarn you have (US 4, 5, or 6), a stitch marker and large eye yarn darning needle.
Bring a copy of the pattern to knit Softies. (This is the (third) revised pattern which Eileen updated in response to many helpful suggestions following the Summer SAK Splash.)
Eileen designed the pattern for Softies with comfort in mind. Learn more about Sofies and how to knit them at the Summer SAK Splash. Eileen and Arlene will help you every step of the way.
PLEASE RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED: ShareAKnit@SanDiegoKnitters.com
View the event and add it to your calendar on the Guild Events page.
March Philanthropy Event–Knitted Knockers Recap: Click on any photo to see a short slideshow.
Join us on March 10 for our third Share a Knit in support of Guild Philanthropy. Learn to knit a pair of Knitted Knockers with Eileen Adler and Arlene Shaposhnick! Knitted Knockers are a light comfortable knitted prosthetic alternative for women who have had a mastectomy. When placed in a bra, these knitted breasts take the shape and feel of a real breast. They are lighter and more comfortable than silicone prosthetic breasts. Patterns, videos and lots more information is on the Knitted Knockers website.
WHAT TO BRING:
- NEEDLES: 1 set of double-pointed needles in US 4, 5, or 6 that are at least 6” long.
- YARN: (about 50 yards of any of these suggested yarns makes one Knitted Knocker)
- Skacel CoBaSi DK by HiKoo (55% Cotton, 21% Nylon (Polyamide), 16% Bamboo, 8% Silk)
- Sublime Egyptian DK (100% cotton)
- Tahki Cotton Classic “Light” (100% mercerized cotton)
- Cascade Yarns Ultra Pima Fine, sport weight 100% cotton or Ultra Pima, DK
- NOTIONS: stitch marker and a tapestry needle.
COST: There is no cost to Guild members to participate in Share A Knit.
PARKING at the Solana Beach Library: Please park in the lower parking lot to leave the upper parking lot spaces available for the short-term visitors and physically-handicapped library patrons. Parking is NOT allowed on the street during our meeting time until the school construction is finished.
SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN: Working on double-pointed needles; knitting an I-Cord; Kfb – increase = knit next stitch in the front and back; K2tog – decrease = knit the next 2 stitches together; SSK – decrease = slip, slip, knit; and rosebud closure or threaded closure.
View this March Share A Knit on the events page and add the event to your calendar.
Join us for our second Share A Knit in support of Guild Philanthropy.
Share A Knit is a casual, friendly and educational knitting opportunity. You get to support Guild Philanthropy and enhance your knitting skills among friends. You’ll also be one of the first knitters to see a new scarf pattern designed by Guild member Eileen Adler. Eileen generously shares her new scarf patterns for this fun event.
In November, Eileen will share her newest pattern called “Dappled Sunlight Scarf” and help you get started! The pattern introduces the concept of lace but not in the usual way. If you’ve never knitted lace, this may be a perfect introduction.
Date: Thursday, November 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Coco’s Bakery and Restaurant in Encinitas
What to bring:
- US 7, 8, 9 or 10 needles (circular or straights, whichever you prefer).
- Knitting notions: scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle.
- OPTIONAL YARN. The scarf is knit using worsted weight yarn. You may bring your own or use yarn provided by the Guild. Most of the available yarn is acrylic or other synthetic fiber. Bring your own if you prefer to knit with wool or other natural fibers.
Cost: There is no cost to Guild Members to participate in Share A Knit. Meeting at Coco’s Restaurant allows us to enjoy no-host coffee, brunch, or lunch, but you do not have to purchase food or stay the entire time.
View Share A Knit on the events page here and add the event to your calendar.