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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, December 9th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Gayle Roehm will discuss Japanese knitting design and introduce us to some of her favorite Japanese knitwear designers and their designs, highlighting the incorporation of beautiful stitchwork and unique variations on traditional techniques. While there isn’t a long tradition of Japanese knitting nor specific unifying elements of Japanese design, you are likely to be inspired, amazed, and sometimes bewildered by these creative and intriguing designers. Gayle has lived in Japan, speaks Japanese, and is the translator of Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible and 250 Japanese Knitting Stitches as well as several other books of Japanese knitting. She is also a nationally recognized knitting instructor and a knitwear designer.
Download Gayle's Handout
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 12/9
Save with an early bird discount!
Join or renew your Puddletown Knitters Guild Membership for 2022.
SAVE $5 on Individual Membership 
10% on Business Membership
when you join or renew by December 31st.

Just click the applicable button below to go to the PKG Shop, enter a bit of information to purchase, and you're all set to enjoy and support our upcoming programs.

Scholarships and Gift Memberships available. For more information, email
2022 Membership for INDIVIDUALS
2022 Membership for BUSINESSES
Want to learn more about Guild Membership? Visit the Membership page on our website.
As 2021 comes to a close, we give a heart-felt thank you to our departing Board Members. We appreciate all of your time and support of our Guild and the knitting community.
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Communications Co-Chair

Elle Gough
Events Chair

Julie Spellman
Communications Co-Chair
Member Tip with Anna Lorton

Anna shares how you can use your smartphone to choose colors.

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Raffle Sneak Peek
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible by Hitomi Shida, translated by Gayle Roehm. Shida's strikingly original designs and variations result in intricate patterns that form the basis for beautiful and unique knitted fashions. A set of detailed, step-by-step diagrams show you how to execute all the stitches. This Japanese stitch dictionary represents a whole new adventure for makers and is sure to become a valued reference for experienced knitters.

Opposite Coast Dyes Yarn & PKG Water Bottle
One skein of Opposite Coast Dyes DK yarn in the Puddletown Knitters Guild colorway Fremont Bridge (100% Merino • 246 yards/100 grams). The Puddletown Knitters Guild water bottle is eco-friendly and compact. It holds 1 liter, is 10.75" tall, 3.25" in diameter, and BPA-free.

Chunky Knits Book
Chunky Knits: Cozy Hats, Scarves and More Made Simple with Extra-Large Yarn by Alyssarhaye Graciano. With big needles and oversized yarn, anyone can knit up fun, stylish patterns in a flash!  With this book full of quick projects perfect for your friends, family, pets, and home, you can learn new stitches with confidence and have cool custom pieces in no time at all.
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, December 7th.
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.
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
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.
Patty Lyons shares Secrets of Yarn Substitution
Proper yarn selection can make or break your knitting project and when done appropriately, yarn substitution will result in a project that is beautiful and fits beautifully. Patty Lyons will teach us how to substitute yarns with confidence by explaining the differences between pattern gauge and yarn gauge and how a swatch can help illuminate yardage versus yarn weight. She will also delve into an exploration of the properties of different fibers to help us understand how those properties will affect the finished object. Patty is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who specializes in sweater design and is known for teaching the “why” of knitting in her pursuit of training more mindful knitters.
Catherine Lowe presents Change the Way You Think About Knitting
Catherine Lowe will discuss how her couture methods for hand knitting differ from traditional hand knitting and why couture methods are important for giving knitters complete control over their project outcomes. The development of Catherine’s couture knitting techniques is the result of a shift in her perspective that led her on a journey in pursuit of better fabrication and construction techniques for hand knitting. She will explain the philosophy behind her approach, detail the consequences of its techniques for both the process and the outcome of a project, and suggest how these techniques can be incorporated into any knitting practice to elevate the look and functionality of hand knit garments. Catherine is a designer, teacher, the developer and owner of Catherine Lowe Yarns, and the co-founder of Knitting with Company.
Community Events

Abstract Fiber is SO excited to announce their latest thing... #BlackSpinLit! A SAL (Spin-a-long) highlighting Black literature. This is their second kit in the series and participants will be reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker.
Registration includes a full kit with a special dyed Color Purple colorway of four different fibers for a breed study, and a copy of the book. HURRY! Registration closes on Dec. 4th.

Participants will ALSO be meeting on Zoom to discuss the book and troubleshoot any spinning issues!
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.
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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