Saturday, December 9, 1–4 PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street (at Central Park West), New York, NY
GUEST SPEAKERS: Carol Feller, Teacher, Designer, Author, and Yarn Maker
Carol Feller’s academic training, first as a textile artist and then as a structural engineer, is apparent in her approach to design and knitting. Top-down, bottom-up, side-to-side, or even diagonal, her designs—often characterized by seamless construction and clever shaping—keep knitters intrigued as they knit. On Ravelry, Carol is represented by 365 designs! Sweaters and vests for men, women, and children; caps, mitts, scarves, and cowls; decorative pillows; and even a knitted pencil case. Her work has been widely published in books and magazines and she travels the world, teaching in yarn shops and at fiber
festivals. She is a captivating teacher! To feel like you’ve travelled to Ireland, follow her blog.
Structural engineering…and…knitting? Carol draws from this unique academic background to do what she loves: think of new ways to create knitwear. In her presentation, she will demonstrate how to combine traditional stitch patterns with seamless knitting techniques to create well-fitting garments that are a joy to make. Carol will also talk us through the process of resizing an existing pattern to match our gauge swatch— when we love the fabric of the swatch we created, but the gauge doesn’t quite match the written pattern.
Show and Tell
There will be no Show and Tell this month. It will resume next month. Look for photos of these beautiful creations from previous months on the BAKG website and Instagram and Facebook pages.
Virtual Knitting Help Session:
After the meeting, Susan Leibowitz will be available to help any knitters with a question or an issue with a
project, or to help beginners get started. If you need knitting help, email email@example.com by
December 7, with the following: the issue; clear close-up photos of the work (include right and wrong sides) and the pattern; and the designer’s name. Limited to the first five registrants. Susan will send confirmation and provide a link to a Zoom session. NOTE: If you resolve your issue prior to the Help Session, please cancel your reservation to allow another member to participate.
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.