The Palmetto Purlers is a local TKGA affiliated knitting guild. Our membership consists of seasoned knitters as well as those who are just learning. The guild also participates in charity knitting activities. Twice a month we meet at local shops to knit together, once in Columbia, and once in Lexington. These knit-ins are open to anyone who is interested in joining us. We also have a monthly guild meeting. Guild business is conducted at this meeting, followed by a knitting related educational program. These meetings are for dues paying members. For more information email us.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Knitting Workshop

Join us next May for an exciting two days of classes taught by well-known knitting instructor and author, Margaret Radcliffe,

A knitter for 49 years, a designer for 35, and a teacher for 20, Margaret Radcliffe is the author of the bestselling Knitting Answer Book (2005), The Essential Guide to Color Knitting Techniques (2008), and Circular Knitting Workshop (2012).

Margaret will be teaching 5 classes over the course of the two days. Classes are open to anyone, but space is limited, so sign up now to reserve your space.

I-Cord Tips & Tricks SOLD OUT

Friday, May 3, 2013, 12:30-2 p.m.
I-cord makes great strings and ties, but it’s also fantastic for decorative bind-offs, edgings, and cast ons. It’s the easiest way to make small tubes for toys, mitten thumbs and glove fingers. Workshop begins with the basics and includes how to avoid loose stitches, finishing techniques and multi-color i-cord.
Class limited to 10 students, $30 per person.

Maggie’s Top 20 Tips
Friday, May 3, 2013, 2:30-4 p.m.
The title says it all: learn Margaret Radcliffe’s top tips to make your knitting and finishing more fun and better looking. We’ll cover everything from casting on to seaming, with measuring gauge, edges, shaping, fixing mistakes, binding off and borders in between.
Class limited to 10 students, $30 per person.

Seaming Without Sewing
Friday, May 3, 2013, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Love to knit but hate to seam? Knit beautiful garments, but hate the way they look when they're  finished? Finishing can make the difference between "professionally hand crafted" and "home made." If you have sweaters in pieces just waiting to be finished because you find sewing annoying, have trouble seeing to sew, difficulty holding a sewing needle, or just plain hate to sew, this class is for you. Learn to use crochet, binding off, picking up, and knitting on to make perfect seams, plus perfect afterthought pockets and buttonholes.
Class limited to 20 students, $50 per person.

The Lazy Knitter's Guide to Pattern Stitches
Saturday, May 4, 2012, 9 a.m.-12 noon
A whole bag of tricks for those who love to knit and hate to purl! Learn faux ribbing, a substitute for moss stitch, even lace patterns with nary a purl stitch. Garter ladders, lazy rib, brioche stitch, rose fabric, and tubular knitting will all be taught and swatched.
Class limited to 30 students, $50 per person.

Bring out the Best in your Variegated Yarn
Saturday, May 4, 2012, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Learn to avoid stripes, highlight desired colors, and emphasize texture. Review a variety of yarns and learn their properties, while knitting swatches to experiment with textured stitches, multiple strands, and stitch count.
Class limited to 30 students, $50 per person.

Classes will be held at Faith United Methodist Church in Lexington, SC.

To register download this form and mail it to us along with your check for the class fees. Or a limited number of tickets can be purchased online through Eventbrite.

Email us with any questions. 

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