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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, June 9th, 2022
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Join Sydney Crabaugh as she brings you from 1920s through 1950s when knitted items turned into fashion staples. This presentation will touch upon key moments in early 20th century knitting history that affected the surge of fashionable knitwear and knitting trends in the 1930s. We'll look at how knitting shifted during World War II, as well as postwar and 1950s knitting. Come learn about how knitting from the past helped shape the knitting world we all know and love today. Sydney has been working in the yarn world for more than ten years and is the Headmistress of the online Squid’s School of Vintage Knitting. Her areas of expertise include twentieth century knitting history as well as garment knitting and construction.
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 6/6
Member Tip with Anna Lorton

In June, Anna continues her garment advocacy series by discussing socks.  Do you love or hate to knit them?

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
Raffle Sneak Peak
Leaves of Grass Capelet by Sydney Crabaugh
This is a Victorian country-life inspired capelet with leaves traveling up the sides. Knit in worsted weight for a warm layer that can be casual or elegant.

Schoppel Zauberperlen mini skein set
Schoppel Zauberperlen, Andante, Fingering weight (100% Fine Merino •  400 meters/100 grams)

Opposite Coast Dyes Yarn & PKG sticker
Opposite Coast Dyes yarn in Puddletown's colorway, Fremont Bridge, DK weight (100% Non-SW Merino •  246 yards/100 grams) & 3" PKG sticker
Show and Tell
Submit your photos! We would love it if you’d talk about your project during the meeting. If you won’t be there or would prefer not to speak, just let us know.

Email your photos to before you go to bed on Tuesday, June 7th.
July Meeting- venue update!

Watch from home via zoom or join us at our new location, Rose City Park Presbyterian Church! 

1907 NE 45th Ave, Portland, OR 97213

Doors open at 6pm for social knitting.

Covid vaccination & booster proof and masks are required.
Volunteers Needed

The Guild can't function without YOU!

We're looking for help with:

  • Board membership
  • sound system information
  • programming 
  • special events
  • administration within the Guild
  • general volunteerism

For more information visit the About Us page, talk to one of the Board members at a meeting, or email us

Guild Membership
We're happy to have guests at our events. After a meeting or two, we ask that you support our programs by becoming a member.
Join or Renew Now
What are the benefits of Guild Membership? Click here for an overview.
Want to learn more about Business Membership? Click here for more information.
2022 Service Project

Our word choices matter. Charity Knitting is now known as our Service Project.

North by Northeast Community Health Center is the only medical clinic in Oregon devoted to African American/Black health. The clinic provides primary care services as well as health education and promotion through a variety of venues.

2022 knitting will serve North by Northeast Community Health Center. Any type of warm item is welcome—hats, gloves, scarves, and cowls. All sizes and color schemes are welcome. Want to crochet or sew an item? All we ask is that you make it with love.

Dishcloth Challenge: How many can you make?

Knit, crochet, or weave your way through May and June to create dishcloths (or towels) to be included in the produce boxes distributed to the community by North by Northeast Community Clinic. 
Finished items are due by June 30. Email to arrange a drop off.

Prizes? You bet!
Every item completed for this challenge will give you a double entry for some great year end prizes.
The person completing the most dishcloths (or towels and potholders) will win a $25 gift certificate to the yarn store of your choice.

Every item will earn one chance in a random drawing for 2 skeins of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering, Get Your Neon (70% SW Merino, 30% Nylon •  396 yards/100 g)
Mark Your Calendar
Guild Events

Join Puddletown's Virtual Knit Nights

Every Tuesday
Drop-in anytime between 6 and 8 p.m.

Visit the Guild Events page for the current link.

Anne Berk
Anne Berk, the author of Annetarsia Knits, will introduce new methods for knitting intarsia patterns, including techniques for knitting flat and in the round for both stockinette and garter stitch projects. Intarsia offers opportunities for using color to create beautiful “painted” designs in knitting, which result in lightweight fabrics that are ideal for garments. Anne’s techniques help knitters get around some of the disadvantages of intarsia, such as the awkwardness of managing yarn and dealing with all of the ends. Anne is a nationally known knitting designer, teacher, and author.
Community Events

SATURDAY JUNE 11th, 2022

World Wide Knit in Public Day was started in 2005 by Danielle Landes. It began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy each other’s company.

WWKIPDAY is unique, in that it’s the largest knitter run event in the world.  Each local event is put together by a volunteer or a group of volunteers. 
Portland WWKIPDAY events (please visit the links for events specifics):
Upcoming classes at Weird Sisters Yarn
June 16, 2022, 6-8pm
Basic Brioche Class (Taught by Theressa Silver)

Feeling a little overwhelmed by brioche? In this 2 hour class Theressa will break down all those odd abbreviations and demystify the process so you’ll be ready to confidently tackle your first project. (Increases and decreases will be covered time permitting.)Knit and crochet colorwork, crisp cables and textured stitch patterns in sweaters, accessories, and blankets with this next-to-skin soft and durable yarn.
June 25th & 26th - multiple time slots
Ellie Alexander-Loomis AKA Skeinanigans will be at the shop teaching classes during the outdoor Solstice Market
Skeinanigans (Ellie) is a neurodivergent queer maker who enjoys long blocks of stockinette and fixing mistakes without having to frog. They work as a full-time knitwear designer on beautiful Whidbey Island in Washington State, where they love creating modular and size-inclusive patterns for the curious knitter.
Knotty Lamb is still hiring.  We’re looking for a fun, energetic, knowledgeable and customer service oriented individual to join our team!

Applicants must be experienced knitters, able to work flexible hours including weekdays, weekends and occasional Wednesday evenings. Crochet experience is a plus.
We encourage ALL individuals interested to apply!

Come be part of the Knotty Lamb family and dazzle us with your knitting skills. 

​Please drop off your resume to the shop or email it to
We're using Zoom for our meetings and knit nights, but what is it?

Zoom is a virtual meeting program. There's no signup process or fee for you—just a quick registration.

When you click the event's link, you will be prompted to install Zoom if you haven't used it before. If you'd like to test it, you can click an event link at any time. Here's a quick video showing what to expect when you join the meeting.
PKG Gear: Available on CafePress
We've opened a shop at CafePress, so now you can show your love for Puddletown Knitters Guild! With so many items—t-shirts, bags, stickers, and more—to choose from, you're bound to find something you like.
Shop Puddletown Gear
Our mission is to promote a diverse community of knitters of all abilities, to support local fiber providers and artists from farm to needles, to model respect for the local fiber community by actively valuing their time and expertise.
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