Reading Patterns





Saturday, July 18, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

In the comfort of your own home via Zoom

Details for logging in

are on the Members Only page

Click here (you will be prompted to log in, if you do not already have an account for our guild website, please go to the Member tab above for instructions for setting one up)

Due to the closure of the Joslyn Center, we will once again be holding our June meeting virtually using the Zoom service (see below for more information about the Zoom service). 

For our July (Zoom) meeting, we will talk about Reading Patterns.


What pattern instruction do you find confusing? Is there one thing that makes you run to your yarn
friends for help? Maybe you have a great tip to share. Come ready to participate and learn.

ALL questions are welcome.

Some things to consider as we get ready to read those confusing pattern instructions:
• There is no standard for writing knit or crochet pattern instructions.
• There are standard abbreviations for knit and crochet stitches.
• Check online sources for errata – maybe there is a mistake in the written pattern.
• Punctuation matters greatly especially when it comes to repeating a stitch sequence within
a row or round.
• Don’t give up! Read the pattern out loud, call a friend, take a deep breath. You can do it.

Traditionally, July is our Birthday Potluck. This month we will need to celebrate with a twist. I
encourage you to bring a beverage and a snack to your video participation! Have healthy
fruit or mid-morning brunch or even a delectable dessert. And if something yummy catches
your eye, don’t be shy about asking for the recipe.


Reminder for August--One (or more) Roll Challenge

Remember that projects for the Toilet Roll Challenge are due in August. Your creations will be the program!

Be creative, be serious, be silly. The format will be just like Show & Share.

One Roll Challenge Guidelines
• Make a decorative cover for a fresh roll of toilet paper
• Multiple rolls may be used as long as all the rolls are covered
• Keep your toilet roll cover design under wraps
• Project due August 15, 2020
• Knit, crochet and/or Tunisian crochet are acceptable
• Use stash yarn or purchase new
• Design must be suitable for all audiences: nothing political, naughty or offensive
• Embellishments may be added (non-yarn part cannot cover more than 25% of the finished
• Remember to leave an open area in case you need to access the roll(s)
• Be creative

Have fun!

For more information about the challenge, click here.

We will continue to use the  Zoom service for our meetings while we are unable to meet together at the Joslyn Center (Zoom provides online meeting services for telephone or video meetings).  This means that we can all "meet" together and stay separate in our own homes.

Details and information about how to log onto the meeting are on the members only page (click here)

 2020 Programs:
(subject to change)

(for program notes where available, click here)

  • January 18- Lorna Dyes Again

  • February 15- Let's Play

  • March 21- WIP into Shape - CANCELLED

  • April 18- Virtual Meeting and Social Knitting

  • May 16- Virtual Meeting and Social Knitting   (also see Drop-in Help schedule)

  • June 20- Helix Knitting-Joan W (Virtual Meeting)

  • July 18- Reading Patterns     

  • August 15- One Roll Challenge Reveal

  • September 19- TBD

  • October 17- TBD 

  • November 21- TBD

  • December 19- TBD

 2019 Programs:
(for program notes where available, click here)

  • January 19- "The Shape of Things to Come" with special guest Barry Klein

  • February 16- WIP workshop

  • March 16- Heirlooms and Legacy--the yarn that binds

  • April 20- Toools!

  • May 18- Self Care

  • June 15- Corner to Corner Crochet

  • July 20- Birthday Celebration Potluck        

  • August 17- Tales of Yarn--Edie Eckman

  • September 21- Christmas is Coming

  • October 19- Broomstick Lace

  • SUNDAY November 10 -- I-Cord Beaded Necklace

  • December 21- Holiday Party

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