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Thursday, November 11th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Kate Atherley will discuss the fun and challenges of working with hand-painted yarns, including a review of different types of hand-painted colorways. With the help of lots of photos, she will explain how to figure out what a yarn will look like when it is knitted up and she’ll provide guidance on how to best apply different types of colorways for the most attractive results. Kate will also share stories about the best, the worst, and the most surprising skeins of variegated yarns she’s bought. She is a knitting author with nine published books, an internationally recognized knitting teacher and editor, and the co-founder and publisher of Digits & Threads, an online magazine of Canadian fiber and textile arts.
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 11/11
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Anna shares methods for joining yarn.

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
As a registered nonprofit in Oregon, guild members elect the board of directors. The election will be held according to our bylaws at this month's meeting on November 11th. Members must be present to vote. 

There are two positions up for election: 
• Communications Chair, for which Tai Buschert is running
• Events Chair, for which there is a nomination from the floor
If you'd like to help with the Guild in some way, but can't commit to being on the board, please contact us. We have opportunities for committed volunteers to serve on the communication committee, as well as some short-term commitment opportunities. The communication committee will oversee our social media accounts, website, newsletter, and virtual meetings using tools like Hootsuite, Weebly, Mailchimp, and Zoom. 

For more information visit the About Us page, or email us at
Raffle Sneak Peek
Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter
Custom Shawls for the Curious and Creative Knitter by Kate Atherley and Kim McBrien Evans is a knitting sourcebook full of patterns and techniques for making shawls and wraps with ease. More than a dozen patterns illustrate the featured knitting techniques—patterns aimed at beginning knitters, patterns to teach intermediate knitters new skills, and patterns to offer creative instruction in customizing.

PKG Tote Bag & Notebook
This canvas tote bag is durable and has plenty of room for your next knitting project. Made with natural canvas fabric, 15" x 18" x 6" with 22" handles, full side and bottom support gusset. Keep track of your projects with this nifty spiral notebook, blue cover with white logo, 8" x 5", 160 pages.

Jo Sharp Yarn
Seven skeins of Jo Sharp Alpaca Kid Lustre Yarn in cassis (30% Superfine Alpaca, 40% Kid Mohair, 30% Merino • 121 yards/50 grams each).
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
The Puddletown MAL is almost over!
Send in your photos for Show & Tell.
Thank you to our local indie dyers and business members, Knitted Wit, Ryberry Farms, and Opposite Coast Dyes, for creating these custom colorways.
Submit your photos and you could
win a special raffle prize!
  1. Complete your object created using one of these custom colorways by Sunday, November 7th.
  2. Post a picture to Instagram or Facebook—be sure to tag it with #PKGMAL2021 so we'll see it—or email a photo to us at
  3. We'll announce the winner at this month's meeting on 11/11.
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. This month will feature only objects made with the Puddletown colorways.

Email your photos to before you go to bed on Tuesday, November 9th.
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.
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.
Gayle Roehm presents Hand Knitting Design in Japan
Gayle Roehm will discuss Japanese knitting design and introduce us to some of her favorite Japanese knitwear designers, highlighting the 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.
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. ​
Community Events
Brooklyn Tweed is seeking preview knitters for our upcoming Winter 2022 collection chapters Grey Coast and Homewear, launching January 2, 2022 and March 2, 2022 respectively. Our preview knitting program allows more versions of BT patterns to be shown on an array of genders, abilities, and body types, which helps folks feel included and enables other makers to envision themselves in those patterns. Preview knitters also receive a free, advance copy of their chosen pattern as well as a yarn discount! 

Please visit this Google Form for more information on this round's patterns and to sign up.
Join author Michele Lee Bernstein for a book launch and signing party!

Saturday, November 20th
1-3 p.m.

Michele will be at Knot Another Hat with a trunk show from her new book, Brioche Knit Love, and will be ready to sign your copies.

They'll have light refreshments and plenty of yarn suggestions!
Tickets to the book signing are $5 (refundable with any purchase of materials for the book's projects that day). 

Pre-order your book online now at Knot Another Hat and they'll have it ready for you to pick up at the signing or have them ship it to you after it's signed.
Wednesday Workshops with Maggie Miller

Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on Zoom

Further details can be found on Weird Sisters' website.

Free to register on Weird Sisters website
by Michele Lee Bernstein 

This book is for knitters who want to learn to knit brioche, as well as knitters who already know how to knit brioche. 

Available from your LYS or the publisher, Library House Press.
Michele will be signing books alongside her trunk show at the following shops:
Nov. 6: Weird Sisters, Portland, 1 to 2 p.m.
Nov. 20: Knot Another Hat, Hood River, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 21: Northwest Wools, Portland, 1 to 2 p.m.
Dec. 4: Wild Knits, Salem, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
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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