March 2018 – Knitting and Crochet

This meeting had a variety of activities all under the heading ‘knitting and crochet’. We watched snippets of a video of 2 Shetland Knitters, talked about how we hold the yarn, had the chance to have a go at using a knitting belt, saw Tunisian knitting/crochet, learnt the basics of the continental and Portuguese methods of knitting, discussed crochet stitches, perused through vintage patterns and finished by watching the basics of machine knitting being demonstrated. The cake fairy visited again and we enjoyed another super cake, this time involving weetabix. There was the usual interesting show and tell and tempting items on the sales table.

Portuguese knitting, notice the clip- this style of knitting seems to make good use of a thumb

and we had crochet, this looked gorgeous:

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