June 2023 General Meeting


June 10, 1-4 PM

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West), New York, NY


Trisha Malcolm, author, editor, Director of Sales USA for Rowan

Trisha Malcolm is perhaps the most famous name in the knitting industry today. During her long and influential tenure as Editor of Vogue Knitting, she launched more than a dozen books and magazines and started the successful and popular series of Knitting LIVE! events. And now, as Director of Sales in the US for Rowan, Trisha is responsible for expanding the beloved British yarn producer’s reach. Famed worldwide for its high-quality yarns in a paintbox color palette, Rowan started modestly in 1978 in Yorkshire, England, in a small space above a grocery store! Rowan publications feature unique, beautiful patterns by talented designers, and the online portal Rowan Connect literally connects knitters globally through virtual classes, lounges, contests, and free workshops. It’s like being on a knitting retreat!


There’s something for everyone at this meeting! Literally! (#giveaways) It will be a feast for the eyes as Trisha brings us the Rowan collection, and reveals what’s new in Rowan’s yarns, textures, colors, and patterns. We’ll see the latest designs for summer (fashion show!!), learn about Rowan’s current designers, and have an opportunity to get really close to their newest designs knitted in fabulous yarns.

Show and Tell
We just love to see one another’s projects, both completed and WIPs. It’s been two months since our last Show and Tell, so no excuses! Bring your latest and show it off. Click here for photos of all the beautiful creations from this and other general meetings on the BAKG website and our Instagram and Facebook pages.

Bring a Guest!
Guests are welcome! If your guest joins the Guild by July 31, your name will be entered into a drawing to win a $60 gift card for the yarn store of your choice (retail or online). Are you bringing multiple guests who all decide to join? Your name will be entered multiple times. One entry per each guest who becomes a member. And, as always, a guest’s first visit is free. Subsequent visits are $10, which may be applied to annual dues if paid on the meeting day.

Beginners Table
We’re thrilled to resume offering instruction for non-knitters who wish to learn to knit or beginner knitters who seek to improve their knitting skills. Our instructor this month is Jane Martin. (Thank you, Jane!) And speaking of volunteers, we love them. New volunteers are always needed. Please volunteer!

Auction Drop Off
Yarn and other knitting-related items that you wish to donate to our upcoming annual Yarn Auction and Sale may be dropped off at the June meeting. Bag ‘em and tag ‘em. (Place similar yarns together in clear plastic bags and attach the label.) Feel free to duplicate as needed.

Book Sale and Charity Drop Off
We’ve got lots of new titles at incredible prices! Remember to bring cash and checks.
Drop off your charity knitting projects. Sitting and knitting at the Charity Table will return in September.

Charity Knitting Table
Members may drop off their charity knitted items (including chemo hats, in memory of Grace Shanahan, first president of BAKG).

Have a wonderful summer and look out for members-only emails about summer meet-ups!

NOTE: BAKG general meetings, workshops, or other BAKG-sponsored events, whether in person or virtual, may be photographed and/or recorded by audio and/or video. By your in-person or virtual participation at these meetings, you consent to the photography and/or recording and to the use of your image and/or recording in print and social media.