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Thursday, October 14th, 2021
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
Invisible stranding is a game changer that Susan Rainey loves to share with other knitters and she will introduce this technique to us in her presentation. Also known as Ladderback Jacquard, invisible stranding is an essential tool for the serious colorwork knitter because it allows the knitter to carry yarn across any number of stitches without catching the floats. When knitting with two or more colors, it is usually standard practice to trap long floats by twisting the working yarn with the carried yarn, but this creates a pucker in the fabric on the right side, and often, the other carried color shows through. With invisible stranding, these issues are eliminated and the colorwork remains neat and uniform. Susan is a knitting instructor who dabbles in design. She shares her passion for knitting with her equally obsessed sister, Sally, on their blog “The Rainey Sisters,” which has been going strong for fifteen years.
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 10/14
Member Tip with Anna Lorton
Anna shares methods for left-leaning decreases.

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
Join the Puddletown MAL! If you haven't started, there's still time. 
Purchase one or more of these Puddletown-inspired colorways from local indie dyers and business members, Knitted Wit, Ryberry Farms, and Opposite Coast Dyes.

Create anything you like with them—shawl, hat, sweater, sock, gnome, whatever tickles your imagination. Knit it, crochet it, weave it, we don't mind, as long as you use these gorgeous yarns.

You could win a special raffle prize!
  1. Complete your object 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 us at
  3. We'll announce the winner at the November meeting on 11/11.
Raffle Sneak Peek
Snowfall Accessories Patterns
The Snowfall Hat and Mitts patterns, plus the Snowfall Mini Hat pattern by Susan Rainey. Beads as colorwork! Instead of using beads to add bling, the beads in these patterns are meant to replicate the beautiful gradient yarns that we all love. Unlike stranded knitting, you can use more than one color in a row. And it isn’t intarsia!

Brooklyn Tweed Yarn
Five skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Arbor DK yarn in Parka. Arbor is American Targhee wool worsted spun into a round and springy 3-ply yarn (145 yards/50 grams each • 100% Targhee wool).

Brioche Knit Love Book
Autographed copy of Brioche Knit Love: 21 Skill Building Projects from Simple to Sublime by Michele Lee Bernstein (PDXKnitterati). This book is for knitters who want to learn to knit brioche, as well as knitters who already know how to knit brioche. Using accessory projects as the foundation for learning, you’ll find gentle instruction, clear photos, and 21 tantalizing patterns as you work your way through one- and two-color brioche, increasing and decreasing, and syncopated brioche.
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, October 12th.
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.
Guild Leadership
We are currently recruiting for two Board Members
and a few Committee Members.

We're very excited that some members have stepped forward to fill some of the below positions. But there is still time before the election in November for anyone who is interested in volunteering.
We are currently looking for a new Communications board member willing to lead the communications team, as well as committed volunteers to serve on the communication committee. This team will oversee our social media accounts, website, newsletter, and virtual meetings using tools like Hootsuite, Weebly, Mailchimp, and Zoom. 

We are also in need of a new Events board member willing to organize guild events and coordinate any volunteers needed for said events.

Dedicated volunteers are needed to serve on the charity knitting committee. These people would help find each year's recipient and organize the distribution of yarn and collection of finished items.

Those seeking a board position must be able to attend monthly board meetings on the first Wednesday of each month.

For more information visit the About Us page, or email us at
2021 Charity Knitting

Our 2021 charity knitting project is Winter Warmth for Rose Haven Women's Shelter. Any type of warm item is welcome—hats, gloves, scarves, cowls, even sweaters if you are so inclined. Since their guests are all ages, all sizes and color schemes are welcome. Want to crochet or sew an item? Go ahead. Machine washable is the only rule.

Need yarn? Email Outreach for supplies.

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, gender non‑conforming folks, and their children experiencing poverty, trauma, and intersecting issues.

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. Memberships are half-price for the remainder of the year.
Join or renew now >
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.
Kate Atherley shares The Good, The Bad, and The Pooling: Working with Multicolored Yarns
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.
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.
Community Events
Wednesday Workshop with Maggie Miller: Sarah Pre-class
October 20th, 4 p.m. on Zoom

This session is all about prepping for our Sarah Cardigan class: we'll answer your questions about the class and help you pick your size, choose your yarn and demo the Half Fisherman Rib stitch. You do not need to be registered for the class to attend this workshop. 
Free to register on Weird Sisters website

Registration for the Sarah class is open until October 22nd and the class starts October 31st
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
Brioche Knit Love: 21 Skill Building Projects from Simple to Sublime by Michele Lee Bernstein (PDXKnitterati) will be released on October 19, 2021! This book is for knitters who want to learn to knit brioche, as well as knitters who already know how to knit brioche. Using accessory projects as the foundation for learning, you’ll find gentle instruction, clear photos, and 21 tantalizing patterns as you work your way through one- and two-color brioche, increasing and decreasing, and syncopated brioche. 

You can purchase this book from your LYS, or through the the publisher, Library House Press.

Michele will be signing books alongside her trunk show at For Yarn’s Sake on Saturday, October 30 from 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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