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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, March 10th, 2022
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Faina Goberstein will discuss the many uses of slip-stitches, including color and texture, to create effects that vary widely in their appearance. She will elaborate upon this by introducing the four groups of slip-stitch knitting patterns, how they can be incorporated to achieve different effects, and how they can inspire knitting designs. She will also highlight  how the choice of yarn can enhance the results with these patterns. Faina Goberstein is an internationally recognized independent knitwear designer and professional teacher. She is also the co-author of The Art of Slip Stitch and The Art of Seamless Knitting. 
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 3/10
Member Tip with Anna Lorton

Anna will discuss the many 'tubular' ways you can knit in the round!

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
Raffle Sneak Peak
Fog City Hat by Faina Goberstein
This two-color, somewhat slouchy hat is knit in the round from bottom up to the crown in DK weigh yarn. Stripes and two slip-stitch patterns combine to achieve the look of a foggy day in the city. Colors are chosen to show in slip-stitch patterns and to convey the feel of the fog when it covers half of the landscape, including the bridges of San Francisco.

"Under 200: Projects Using Less than 200g of Yarn" edited by Knit Picks Staff
It's not enough to whip up a quick project - we want to create something fabulous! From sweet toys for the little ones to luxurious scarves for your best girlfriends, Under 200 overflows with projects for knitters of all skill levels. Each delightful (and affordable) project is made with less than 200 grams of yarn. Whether you're looking for a quick gift or need to do some serious stash-busting, our Under 200 collection has the perfect project for you. 

Opposite Coast Dyes yarn & PKG sticker
Opposite Coast Dyes skein in Puddletown's colorway Fremont Bridge, DK weight (100% Non SW Merino •  246 yards/100 g).
PKG sticker (white with blue logo) 3" square
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, March 8th.
Did you have problems joining us in the past? 
Our Zoom meetings now have more positive ease! We've upgraded our room size to make sure everyone can get in.

Running late? Please join us. Your entrance won't disrupt the meeting. Pajamas are welcome—no one will see you. Be comfortable.
Volunteers Needed

As we begin to plan for the future and assess the feasibility of hybrid meetings, the need for volunteers increases.  Volunteers will be needed at in-person Guild meetings to help set up, while hybrid meetings will need individuals with technical expertise.  We are also recruiting board members to sustain the Guild.

If you'd like to be more involved with programming, special events, or administration within the Guild, or even if you'd like to lend a hand once or twice a year, we'd love to hear from you!

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.

Warm Heads Challenge

Our first project of the year was an overwhelming success, with our members knitting 220 hats for the clients of North by Northeast Community Health Center!

Join the March meeting to see if you're the winner of one of the special raffle prizes!

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.
Learning Knitters Group
(formerly Beginning Knitters Group)

Join us for a virtual small group hosted by Anna Lorton

Come build confidence and make new friends. Bring your questions and lessons learned to share with others.  The first 30 minutes are devoted to beginner questions.

Every third Wednesday of the month, 6-7:30 PM

Visit the Guild Events page for the current link.
Margaret Radcliffe presents From Fiber to Fabric: Knitting the U.S. Heritage Sheep Breeds

Margaret Radcliffe will take you on a tour of her experiences working with U.S. heritage sheep breeds over the last three years including the challenges of washing, preparing, and spinning wool from over 20 breeds. She will describe the wide variety of wool properties across these breeds, and the choices that have contribute to crafting successful knitted garments from her handspun yarns. Margaret is an internationally recognized teacher, the author of several bestselling knitting books, and the designer of the Maggie’s Rags line of knitting patterns.
Community Events

Celebrate the simple pleasures of home with seven new patterns from Brooklyn Tweed.  

Portland, Oregon yarn & knitwear design company Brooklyn Tweed announces their “Homewear” collection of knitting patterns. Designed for Brooklyn Tweed’s 100% American sourced and produced breed- specific wool and organic cotton yarns, patterns will be available to purchase in PDF format on and on starting on March 16, 2022.
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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