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Puddletown Knitters Guild Newsletter
Thursday, January 13th, 2022
Virtual Program starts at 7 p.m.

Our meeting is virtual so we can stay connected to our fiber community. 
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. 
CLICK HERE to join the meeting via ZOOM on Thursday, 1/13
Guild Membership
Since we've been meeting virtually, we've been able to expand our horizons when reaching out to speakers. We have some spectacular guests lined up. Plus, Anna Lorton, our tips expert, will continue to bring clever tricks for all skill levels.

Puddletown will keep meeting virtually on Zoom at least through June 2022. We will continue to follow the WHO, CDC, and OHA guidelines, whatever that entails.

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

Let’s kick off our year of knitting for the clients of North by Northeast Community Health Center with a men’s hat challenge! Hats are a great service knitting project. They are quick to knit, great for trying a new technique at a manageable scale, and most important, they are super useful. NxNE tells us they have a particular need for men’s or gender neutral hats, so that’s our focus.

What to knit: men’s/boy's or gender neutral hats, as many as you can!

When: Now until February 28. 

Click here to learn more details and see the special raffle prizes.

Free Yarn Pickup

Friday the 14th through Monday the 17th

For health and safety reasons, appointments are required. Email for the pickup address and an available time.

Year-end Raffle Prizes

Each item made earns 1 raffle ticket. Each item made for a Challenge project will earn 2 raffle tickets.

Prolific Prize

$50 to the yarn shop of the winner’s choice, to the person who knits the most items

First Prize

$50 to the yarn shop of the winner’s choice, to a random selection from the raffle tickets

Second Prize
Schoppel Zauberball 420m | 100 g, 100% Superwash Merino, Blaue Lagune to a random selection from the raffle tickets
Member Tip with Anna Lorton

Anna will share tips on knitting swatches in the round.

Share your tips and tricks! Send a note to
Raffle Sneak Peek
Grape Leaf Hat & Mitten Patterns by Patty Lyons
Two patterns by Patty Lyons, both fun and fast to knit in DK yarn.

Aiona Scarf Kit
Aiona Scarf pattern by Leila Raven. 5 skeins of Quince & Co Willet sport weight yarn (100% Texas Organic Cotton • 160 yards/50 grams each). 

Knitted Wit Yarn
One skein of Knitted Wits DK yarn in the Puddletown Knitters Guild colorway Puddlestomp (100% Superwash Merino • 280 yards/4 oz).
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, January 11th.
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.
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.
Faina Goberstein shares The Art of Slip-Stitch Knitting
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.
Community Events
13th Annual
Rose City Yarn Crawl

An annual Portland experience, the Rose City Yarn Crawl is an event for fiber enthusiasts — knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and felters — to explore the many shops in and around Portland, Oregon!
This years crawl will be returning to the regular layout of 4 days in person.  Crawlers will be welcomed back through the doors of participating shops for an exciting crawl with passports, fun prizes to win and amazing trunk shows. The 2022 Rose City Yarn Crawl will run from Thursday February 24th through Sunday February 27th, 2022. Be sure to check out their site for all the details!
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.
Guild Leadership

If you'd like to be more involved with programming, special events, or administration within the Guild, we're looking for members to help sustain and grow our Board over the coming years.

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

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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