Aug 12, 2008

How does it feel to be a grandma?

Pretty super-I have a new granddaughter born on 8-07-08.   She has all her fingers and toes and is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!   So, I have been in Florida for the last 4 days trying hard to ‘peel’ her away from the new mommy and daddy whenever I could.   Her name is Jaedyn Michelle and even tho she was 3 weeks early, she weighed a whopping 7 lb 13oz.   She is dealing with a touch of Jaundice right now, but she is a pretty little lady and doing a great job (mommy and daddy are holding up well also.)   Even her auntie, Kim, was able to be there with us all.   It was a glorious few days.

So now you know why things are a bit sluggish from here.   I do have the Jasper Jacket ready for some size large and X-lge knitters to test for me.   Several of you were waiting for it (delays again), but please email me at pat@knittingboard.com and let me know you will have time to test it out.

So, hang in there.   I will post some photos of Jaedyn as soon as I get them downloaded from the camera.   I will also be continuing her new blanket and will share that pattern with you also.

More later, Grandma, Pat

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Jun 26, 2008

Watch your Email!

Yes, watch your email to get the details.    Our next newsletter will share a  great Special for our new Needle Covers.   Now, you can have a needle cover for all your knitting boards.  Check it out.   If you have not submitted your email, there is still time to get this announcement.   Just register on the homepage for the free pattern library.   Happy Knitting, Pat

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  • Our 10″ and 18″ covers are ready to post. the 28″ has a delay. We will post the specials and codes as soon as all the covers are received. sorry for the delay. pat

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May 15, 2008

18″ knittingboards are back in stock!

Hi, we just shipped out all the the backordered 18″ knitting boards.   They are really pretty.   Thanks to all who were waiting for them.   We also just returned from a 7 day vacation with no knitting or computers.   But we were in beautiful Alaska.   I will be putting up some photos soon.   thanks for all your patience.   Pat

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Apr 13, 2008

Our new warehouse

We have moved!! Our new office and warehouse is located in Fork Union, VA. This move allows us to spread out and hopefully, be more efficient. Yeaaaaa! We will be physically moving everything on April 14 thru 17. Lots of work cleaning and painting the place, but it will be worth all the effort.

We can still be reached at the usual toll free number of 888-720-2322 or our new office number of 434-842-1180. We will pass on the new fax number once it is available.

Our new address is: 60 Carysbrook Rd, Fork Union, VA 23055.

If you send anything to the current address of: 7 Monish Dr, Palmyra, VA 22963–no problem–we will still maintain that address as well. Once our signs are up and we are settled in, we will take some photos for everyone and be starting some local knitting board classes. Just email me if you are in this area and will be interested in joining this group. Pat

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  • Pat and Kim,
    Congratulations on your new office. Sounds like it is the perfect move for you. Can’t wait to see some pictures of the new place. Wish I was closer, I would come see for myself.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi, our new fax number is 434-842-1182. Thanks for your patience while we go thru this transition. Pat

  • Congratulation for the new place.

    We wish you all the best and will continue to work hard to get your products to as may knitters as we can in our part of CANADA.

    Long life to Authentic Knitting Board and their users!

    Sylvie. (get us pictures as soon as you can)

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Mar 15, 2008

Keeping up with Donna’s Projects.

This cute set was knit with mittens pattern from Faith, basic hat and scarf from KB site.Donna Carroll has really been busy.   Lots of beautiful handknits to share with us all.   Many were knit  with patterns from this site as well as many others.   We decided to nominate Donna as the Knitter of the Month of March, 2008.   With 10 grandchildren to knit for, it’s no wonder that her knitting boards stay busy.   Thank you, Donna for sharing some of your projects.

We hope that you will keep sending photos – we all love seeing what everybody else is knitting.   Thanks for sharing!

Basic hat and scarf basic pattern.First project was a blanket Donna’s grandaughter. She says she has 10 of them. Great family.     This is a recent little poncho with homespun yarn and fun fur.

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  • Donna,
    Your collection of articles are great. You have really been busy. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope to see more from you.

    Sue, a loomer in Texas

  • I just want to say HI to everyone and that I am glad to have found these forums.

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Mar 7, 2008

Blankets are a Blessing for many.

photo_sue1.jpgNew blankets  for our Veterans’ and our Childrens’ Homes!   Thank you Sue!

I know lots of people knit for donation, and I guess, we just all feel so ‘good inside’ when we send something handmade to another person that will bring them love and comfort especially during rough times.

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Well, we all love our blankets knit on our knitting boards, right?   They are the softest and warmest blankets and so special when they are knit and given from the heart.   I want to thank Sue Kreitzer for her latest creations.   Sue has knit   and sewn 2 new blankets that we are sending to Help Hospitalized Veterans with special notes on them from Sue.   This organization serves over 50 locations that assist our American veterans.   They are hospitals, transition homes, and rescue sites.   They supply craft kits and donated items directly to our soldiers.    I know they will love the warm, cozy blankets and  ‘words of encouragement’ from  Sue.

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The next  blanket in the yummy blues and purple was knit by Laura Carlos and sent in for donation.   Thank you so much, Laura from Neptune, NJ.   This blanket was knit in  3 sections or 3 strips with crochet all around the edges.   This is so pretty.      Laura also knit up 8 additional squares and they are on the way to Sue Kreitzer for sewing.   If anyone has any questions for these 2 knitters, just leave them a comment.   I’m sure you will hear from them soon.

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  • My knitting group is interested in making blankets for veterans. We are based central New Jersey. I would appreciate any information on this subject and the group your are apart of. Thanks

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Feb 6, 2008

CHA Show in Anaheim, CA

Hi Everyone,

All of us here at Knittingboard have been really busy getting things ready to attend the Big CHA Craft and Hobby Show in CA.   It starts on Feb 10 but we will leave VA on Feb 8 to get ready.   We have some new items to debut there at the show.   Once we return on Feb 15, we’ll be ready to share them with everyone here.   So, during this time, we will not be mailing orders or responding to emails.   I hope everyone will jump in and dig around to help everyone else with questions and solutions.   If you live in that corner of the country, we would just love to chat with you at our booth.   It’s numer 2345.   Hope to see some of you there.   Pat and Kim

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  • Pat and Kim,
    Good luck at the show. I just know you will be a big hit!!!! Can’t wait to see the new items on the site after you get back. Have a really great time.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi Sue, thanks so much. We had a great time and it looks like a lot of knitting board kits will be flourishing the market very soon. We were at the Convention center directly across from Disneyland. The weather was great, but we spent our days inside and focused on our mission of offering knitting boards to everyone. It’s such an international show and people from all countries come to it. Maybe I’ll post a photo of our booth just for fun. Pat

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Jan 15, 2008

8 year old Brock’s first project.

Sister, Molly, models Brock’s Scarf  brock1.jpg

We just wanted to share with you a Christmas story that made us smile. Not long ago, we recieved an email from Tina, Brock’s mom.  She told us about her son, 8 year old Brock, who had happened across    our website and had viewed our how-to videos.    After viewing the  videos, Brock decided he wanted a knitting board for Christmas more than anything else, even   surpassing his desire for an ipod.  He  even showed the videos to his dad. Tina decides to get him a knitting board, so that his grandma can surprise him with it on Christmas.   Brock  was so excited and eager to learn and get started.     Brock put in the DVD himself, and watched and learned the technique of double knitting entirely on his own.

This beautiful scarf was his first project.   It was a gift for his Aunt. He knit it and added the fringe and  just asked his mom to help him trim the fringe so that it would  be even and look nice. What a great job!!    Tina remembers when  Brock was about 4 years old and learning to hold knitting needles, he told his 92 year old Grandmother,

Now I know why you love to knit so much; it makes you feel so good on the inside.”

What a great family!!

Brock received a big sack of   thick yarn from his grandmother. For his next project he will be working on a wall hanging for his room, and his next gift of a another beautiful scarf. He is even planning on some mittens.  Tina said that she already sees improvement on his new projects.

Molly also knits with 2 needles and has been since she was about 4 years old, thanks to their grandmother. The entire family are all active knitters including Brock’s older brother.

Thank you all for sharing.   We look forward to more photos and projects from Brock as he continues to learn knitting on his knitting board.   He can now work side by side with his grandmother as they both knit up beautiful creations.   Grandma is also very active, knitting for her church ministry.

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  • Well – what can I say!! As you said – what a wonderful family – just reading it made ME feel good inside too. The scarf is amazing for a first project – I hope Brock will keep us posted on his future projects, they are going to be awesome!

  • Cody,
    What a beautiful job for your first project. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see more of your projects!

    Sue, a loomer in Texas

  • Thank you for sharing the wonderful story about Brock and his family! He is definitely an inspiration to an old-hand needle knitter like me, who’s trying to learn a new skill. I look forward to hearing and seeing his future projects!

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Dec 12, 2007

Working together to keep some folks warm this winter!

 

blanket-donation2jpg.JPG        blanket-donationjpg.JPG      Thank you, Sue Kreitzer for the new blankets you have knit, sewn, and donated to our cause.   These blankets are going to the American Foundation for Disabled Children, and, Help Hospitalized Veterans of Washington D.C.   I would like to share our most recent letter from the Foundation for Disabled Children.   I will just copy the message here just as it was written.   We can all feel good this holiday season.

“Dear Pat,

We would like to thank you and your many knitters who have contributed their talent and time in creating the beautiful knit blanket that you sent to us.   We will be so happy to pass it on to a needy child to wrap up in this winter.

Nothing makes us happier than making a difference in the life of needy children and their families by showing them that there are many special people out there who truly do care about them.

Thank you for helping the American Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc.   The kindness of caring individuals like all of you, help to put smiles on the faces of many children in need.   Sincerely…”

So I say ‘thank you’ also.   The new blankets knit in blue yarns with the pretty fringe will be sent to the recovering vets of war.   I just apologize that my photography is not the best.   These blankets are really so great.   We also continue to send scarf kits along with the blankets for the veterans to work on as they are able while recovering.   Your help in all of this is so greatly appreciated.

Blanket #1:   Blue and white yarns and is knit in 3 strips, each about 30-34 stitches wide.   The color changes make it appear to be in separate squares, but by doing just the 3 strips, you only need to do 2 seams to connect it.   Then it has pretty fringe in all shades of blue.   this one is going to the Hospitalized Veterans in D.C.

Blanket #2:   this one is knit in many large squares.   It’s so much prettier than my photo.   Many different yarns and stitches are used in each square.   this one is also headed to the veterans in recovery.

Blanket #3:   This one is very pretty and is knit in all one piece with yarn changes creating the stripes.   this one is going to the Disabled Children in New York.

Do you know of a great organization that would appreciate the blankets from the knitting board knitters.   If so, please leave the info in a comment.   Thanks, Pat

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  • Pat,
    I am so glad my blankets are going to so good causes. The letter was great. I would like to ask everyone once again to send at least one square. It will make someone happy and warm and really takes so little time to do. If we all work together, we can do so much.

    Sue Kreitzer

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Sep 9, 2007

More Warm, beautiful blankets for someone in need.

Blanket squares knit by Laura Carlos of Neptune, NJ

Winter is approaching and some of our knitting board knitters have really jumped in with their knitted squares.   We have 2 new blankets.   The first one was knit by Laura Carlos of Neptune, NJ.   Some really pretty designs, stitches, and unusual yarns.   Thank you so much, Laura, for your time, caring and thoughtfulness.   Also thank you, Sue Kreitzer, for all your time and dedication of  sewing these blankets together for us.   We will let you all know where these blankets will be sent.

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  • Beautiful blanket. Someone will be very lucky and warm! :o)

  • Hi, this blanket is being sent to:
    American Foundation for Disabled Children. They are located in Staten Island, NY. They are very excited about giving it to a child
    from a very needly home. I know this blanket will bring much joy to this person. Thanks to everyone involved for assisting with this project. pat

  • I’m happy that my silly striped squares are going to make a child happy. :)

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Sep 9, 2007

4 Knitters contribute to beautiful blanket.

4 Knitters contribute to this beautiful Blanket.

The center crocheted square was donated by Nancy DeWitt.   The pretty Teal square was knit by Linda Pagel.   3 squares were knit and donated by Laura Carlos and the other squares were knit by Sue Kreitzer.   Thank you all for contributing and sharing in this project.   The squares were sent to Sue Kreitzer who is doing the arrangement and sewing for completing the blankets.   We appreciate all efforts from everyone.   Let’s keep lots of needy folks warm this winter.   Keep them coming and we’ll keep finding unique homes for them.

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  • Hey! I recognise one of my squares in there!

  • Hi, this grrr-reat blanket is going to Disabled veterans hospital for recovering vets. We feel very strongly about helping our vets and will continue sending knitting kits and blankets to them on behalf of all our knitters. Please let us know how you feel about your knitting donations going to this destination. thanks for all your help, Pat and Kim

  • Hey Laura, Your squares were so great. Thanks so much,….. and we will take more if you decide to send. I know…never enough! We really appreciate your help. pat

  • I am working one done in three strips, 12″ wide each, and I am also knitting 12×12 squares. I’ve fallen in love with the crisscross stitch that I learned from your site. I really enjoy doing it knowing it’s going to help someone in need.

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Aug 6, 2007

Fun Santa hat from Dora R Wilkerson.

santa-hat-dora-wilkerson.jpgDora says she is working on a ‘mrs santa hat’ to go with this one.   I haven’t heard how she came up with this cute design, but the info will be coming.   Lots of sharing of our Christmas ideas will really keep us all busy.  This was posted last year, but it’s time to give some thought to the Holidays 2007.

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  • This picture has really inspired me. I have never knitted and have been considering buying a board. If I start small (the 10″), would I be able to make these cute little ornaments? Or, should I just purchase a large one so that I don’t limit what I can make?

  • Hi, the 10″ board is fun to work on and especially if you want to work anywhere and be able to stuff it into your bag. then, if you want to own just one board and be able to do anything, I would say the 28″ small gauge is the most versatile. also, the middle board, the 18″ is both easy to work and very flexible for mid size items or items with more pieces. I work on this one a lot and enjoy. It’s very comfortable for me. Pat

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Aug 6, 2007

Toggles – an easy alternative to button holes.

What’s a Toggle?   I say, its my ‘saving grace’, when I  neglect to make a buttonhole and now my sweater needs a button, or my bag needs a strap that is secured with a button.

So, we make toggles.   They are also a great accent for certain styles of knitwear or closures.   Make them by braiding 3 strands of yarn or crocheting a chain.   You can do the crochet chain with a single strand of fine yarn for a delicate look or use a double strand of thicker yarn for a very thick Toggle.   We can also use longer Toggles for drawstrings and hat straps.

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Make the  toggle just long enough to  slip  over the button  with ends long enough to be tucked into the knitting.   So, if you are using a button that is 1″ wide, your toggle will be about 3″ long. Place the ends into the knitting with a stitch between.   Pull the tails out together at the same place on back of knitting.    Tie the tail ends and trim.   Now pull the   toggle into the knitting so the ends are not exposed.   Sew several stitches so that the toggle is secure in the knit and the button loop does not slip.

Another effect with toggles is to make the toggle longer.   Sew into the knitting.   After sewing the toggle in place, sew the loop together leaving just enough open to slip over the button.   Lay the toggle onto the knitting and stitch down making a ‘stripe’ effect with the toggle.   You can do this with different color yarn so that the toggle is a contrast to the knitted piece.

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Jun 11, 2007

Beautiful Afghans – Thank you Sue!!

afghan_suekeritzerdesign02.JPGSue Kreitzer in Sanger TX has really stepped up and knit 3 complete afghans for our homeless and cold families in North Dakota.   She also did all the sewing of the pieces.   2 of them were knit in squares using many beautiful stitches and detail, and the red, white, and blue one is a one piece design.   Great work shows a lot of caring for less fortunate women and children. Thank you, Sue!                                                          

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  • Just a few more thoughts about these afghans by Sue. the pink and cream one was knit by sewing the squares together. each square is knit using many different stitches. I wish all could see it up close-its really pretty.
    The red-white-blue one is all one piece and Sue used a design that she had just learned from a loom knitting book. What a great job.
    Thanks, and there’s more to come to update on this project.
    thanks, pat

  • Thanks Pat for your wonderful comments on my afghans. I am so hoping more people will join your efforts and submit just 1 or 2 squares. I am looking forward to having many squares to sew together to create many blankets. I am having so much fun to see what I can come up with for the next blanket. PLEASE, everyone make a square or two for this very worthy cause.

    Sue, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi Sue, well your wish has come true. I have received 12 beautiful knitted squares from Laura Carlos in Neptune, NJ. They are all different and using lots of pretty yarns and stitches. They are 12″ X 12″. You will love sewing these together for our next blanket. As soon as we get it together, I will take some photos for everyone to see. I am getting really excited about this. Thank you so much Laura Carlos.
    Also, I am sending the red, white, and blue afghan to the veteran hospital to be shared with some of our recovering young men. I know they will greatly appreciate it. I’m also sending some scarf kits to them to help with the down time of recovery. I think they will enjoy learning to knit someone a nice gift while spending time there. What do you think?
    Pat

  • Pat,
    What a wonderful idea. I think the red,white and blue to a recovering vet is wonderful. My son spent almost 20 years in the special forces I have a special place for the arm forces. I am looking forward to receiving the squares to sew together. I have 11 squares made for another one and another that will be in solid piece. I think the idea of kits for scarves is WONDERFUL. They can always use things to help with rehab. Let me know if there is anything else I can do.

    Regards,
    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Pat,
    I am so glad to hear you have squares ready to sew together. Look forward to receiving them. I have about 11 ready to sew, and another that is all one piece. I am so glad to hear that the red, white and blue one is going to the vets. My son spent 20 years (Green Beret) in the Army so vets hold a special place for me. I think the idea of scarf kits is great (so does my son). It will give them something to do other than think about things. A lot of vets from WWII learned to knit and crochet while in rehab at vet hospitals. Your thoughtfulness is wonderful. Thanks for all you are doing. If there is anything else I can do, please let me know.

    Regards,

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi Sue and everyone, I have photos of the last 2 blankets that you sent after sewing. I will get them up after Labor Day weekend. they look just great-you did another splendid job of sewing and knitting. Thanks for all that you do and everyone else for their contributions. Pat

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May 8, 2007

New Rug

I  have  completed a new rug and this I would have to say is the jazziest one. I am quite happy with the way the fringe turned out – it just makes me smile. We will post the instuctions up for free if anyone would like to give it a try. I used Lion Brand, Wool Ease, only 5 skeins to complete whole rug and that is including fringe. The complete size is 20″x40″.

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4 Comments

  • Please tell me what board you used to complete this rug and what setting you used (how you set the board up).
    The rug is very pretty and I would like to make one.
    Thank you, Martha

  • Hello!

    This rug is soo adorable!

    I downloaded your pattern from Lion Brand yarn. I just wanted to know which size spacer you used between the boards? 1/2″ or 1″?? I can’t seem to find it in the instructions.

    Thanks much!
    CrazyCatMadame

  • Hi, this rug was knit on the 28″ small gauge board with the standard 1/2″ spacer to keep the knit tighter. It makes a tougher knit for a rug. If it’s too tight, you may like to do it with the more open spacing or on the heavy duty boards. Pat

  • Hello!
    Just want to say, I love your patterns, I went to this website called “You Knit What?” and not one of your patterns (or patterns that are similar looking) was in there. I think it’s because your stuff and dalooms.com look very professional and simple. No fads, no gimmicks and it is a relief to find such pretty stuff that CAN be knitted, timeless and useful.

    I was also wondering how do you drop stitch on a knitting board? I just learned how to do it on a normal loom I was just curious….

    Keep Up the great work!

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Mar 24, 2007

New Rug Project

I’ve been working on a new rug    and I wanted to share. I experimented with doing the “box stitch” throughout adding 2 stripes with the “open rib” to add a change in texture. (Really, you can only see one in this picture because the other stripe was just knit).

It is really easy to do  and knits  great with the new heavy duty knitting board.    I will put pattern up for free when I’m finished.  I used Raliwool but any really heavy bulky yarn would work.

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4 Comments

  • Pat,
    How can I get/purchase the pattern for this rug?
    Are you going to have other rug patterns? thanks, Martha

  • Hi, sorry for the delay in response. We are working to have many rug patterns or projects. We will put this one up on the site in couple days for you as a free pattern. Did you get the last rug free pattern? thanks, Pat

  • Hello!
    I love my Knitting Board and the website is awesome, I have question on the yarn, I am a Vegan who loves to Loomy and Board Knit….So no wool for me :O). Will you guys be getting in some nice cotton yarn or other fun animal free stuff? Love Love LOVE the site though! As we speak I am making a super thick Pima Cotton Blanket..expensive but YUMMY.

    Peace Love and Hippy Stuff!

  • I’m in the process of ordering a board. What’s the measurement between the pins?
    Thank you
    Diane

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Mar 16, 2007

We need your help!

We need your help with ‘Sharing our Mission?

If you would like to participate with us, we will be making blankets and baby blankets to donate to an organization in need. We have identified several worthwhile organizations that shelter abused women and children. They are very much in need of warm clothing and blankets especially during the cold winter months. We are taking donations of knitted squares knit with any washable, new yarn. If everyone who reads this, would spare a little bit of time and knit a square, we can create many blankets to give, and that would be awesome!!

square ideas…thanks to Faith (pattern washcloths)
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You may use whatever yarn that you would like to ‘use up’, and it can have several different yarns within the knitted square. We will start with squares that are aprox 12″ X 12″. If you would take an hour and clear out some old yarn scraps and knit up a square, we would really appreciate the effort. If anyone has the time to take 12 squares and sew them together, we will send a packet of the knitted pieces to you. We would then mail the finished blankets with recognition of the knitters to the recipients.

Send squares to:
Pat Novak:
# 7 Monish Rd
Palmyra, VA 22963

Check out our Mission to see our current long term projects.

Our mission involves assisting women’s relief groups with knitting boards and personal instruction. Our goal is to see these individuals grow in self belief that they, too, can create beautiful, useful, warm garments for themselves, their families, and as a means to supplement their family income.

Jail assistance project knitting for preemie newborns at UVA hospital
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Our focus on this project has been abused women and their children and babies of low to zero income working as a community or within a shelter. This will be from an organized program.

It is our goal to assist these groups with donated knitting boards, instruction, and support from us at Authentic Knitting Board Co. Individual groups or organizations may apply for this program by contacting Pat Novak at pat@knittingboard.com.

Authentic Knitting Board Co since 1998

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  • Pat,
    What a GREAT idea. What if someone (like me) makes the squares, sews them together (like my scrap yarn afghan posted on the blog) and sends them to you all ready to give? Would this be acceptable? If not, I will be more than happy to just make squares and even sew them together. Since I am retired I have lots of time for this. Please let me know. Do you need hats and booties for babies as well? Look forward to your answer.

    Regards and keep up the good work.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi Sue,
    Oh, that would be so wonderful. I would like to also send some of the squares to you for sewing if you have the time. Once we receive 9-12 squares of similar weights, I’ll drop them in the mail for you. Meanwhile, I will get some name cards to attach to each square to show the names of the knitters. We’ll then post a photo of each completed blanket (or hats or mittens). Our first donations will go to ND home for children. Thanks, Pat

  • Pat,
    I have sent you my address under a separate message. Is there any certain size you would like? What a great way to get use of my scrap yarn (my husband will be happy). Let me know what else I can do.

    Regards,

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • I was thinking of 12″ X 12″ (aprox) as a basic square. This way, we know that all squares sent in will match up with each other. then we can do 9 squares for babies or 12-16 squares for a throw. I hope some others will join us and let us know that they will be making a square. thanks for your enthusiasm. I have your address ready to ship. Pat

  • Pat,
    If this might help others doing squares, I have worked up several using regular worsted weight yarn (in this case, Red Heart) and have decided that a cast on of 34 stitches and 44 rows work up an approx. square of 12″. I have not done chunky or bulky yet, that is the next step. Will let you know what I come up with. This may help some one not to do a lot of trail and error. Hope it helps.

  • Initially I assumed you to mean double knitting but, before I start making up squares on my board, I just want to make certain you don’t mean single sided. Or does it not matter either way?

    Thank you.

  • Hi Saaski,
    We prefer that the squares be made on the knitting board so that they will all be similar in that respect. We would like to share them with the recipients as double knit blankets.
    Thanks for your contribution. Pat

  • Pat,
    Just wanted to let you know I have one blanket ready to mail to you. Was going to do it today but the weather is really turning bad. I have started a baby blanket and soon as it is done, I will be sending it. Also, I’m am sending by FedEx it is cheaper. Hope this is what you are looking for.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Pat,
    Just to let you know I almost have a third blanket ready. This one is for a baby or very small youth and is made all in one piece. Once I have it ready to ship, I will notify you. I really hope and pray others will join in your efforts. You and Kim have done a lot to help others with your instructions and ideas for the knitting boards. This is just one small way people can help pay back.

  • Hi Sue, this is so great of you. We will announce the group that your blankets are going to shortly. we will get them posted as soon as the photos are done. YOU are really jumping in with this and we appreciate it so much. I also, hope others will join us in this project. we do have a beautiful square crocheted by Nancy DeWitt. I would like to get some additional ones similar to this one for a crocheted blanket. Thanks for all you do, Pat

  • Hi, just received a great square from Linda Pagel for a building blanket. Linda’s square is teal green and knit in stockinette. Thank you, Linda.
    As soon as we get some more, we will send them off to Sue in Texas for sewing.
    Pat

  • Oi,adorei esses trabalhos,as fotos,só que eu não sei nada de ingles,aí fica difícil de entender se puderem traduzir ficaria mais fácil,Valeu.

  • We will need all comments submitted in English, otherwise, we will need to delete.
    This is only fair to all so that everyone can read and the comments can be edited for content.
    Thanks for your understanding. Pat

  • Dear Pat,

    I have just revisited this site and I notice that nothing new has been posted since last May. I hope this doesn’t mean that I’ve missed the opportunity to help with your wonderful project.

    Helping you will give me lots of good practice on my new board AND hopefully allow me to make a difference in the world. I am retired and, like Sue Kreitzer, I will be happy to sew squares together for you if help is still needed in that area.

    I hope I haven’t missed the chance to help with such a worthy activity! Please let me know if there’s any way at all that I can help with this or any other charitable project you may be working on.

    Bravo to you and the knitters who have been working with you so far!! Hope to hear from you soon.

    Regards,
    Maureen Cuscuna

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Feb 16, 2007

Sewing Button Tips with thick knit

Since we are working with Double Knit, sewing on buttons may require  a little different techinique from sewing onto thin  knit or material.   The button hole with bulky knits can be very thick when placed onto the button.

When sewing the button onto a thick piece of knitting, you want to use the yarn whevever possible and leave some space between the knitting and the button.   That way, when you button up, the knitted buttonhole will lay nice and flat and not ‘bunched’.

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Lace the yarn thru the button, pull the ends of the yarn thru the knitting.   Leave enough space between the button and knitting for the thickness of the buttonhole piece.   Bring one strand back up to the button and wrap the yarn around the  sewing yarn  that secures the button, so that the button ‘stands up’ and retains the spacing.   Pull the yarn tail back into the knitting and knot the 2 ends of yarn to secure.

Now, no bunching-it lays nice and smooth.

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  • I find it difficult to get all the buttons the same gap so I use a piece of cardboard with a narrow ‘v’ cut in as a spacer to get all the buttons the same space behind the button.
    A row of half hitch knots holds better (long term!) than just straight wrap around the loops holding the button on.

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Feb 11, 2007

Great Idea for Scrap Yarn!

This is a really cool afghan sent in by Sue Kreitzer – a super idea to make squares with left over yarn skeins. Use all different colors, types of yarn and stitch designs and create a very personal afghan. She used stockinette, zizag, criss cross, ribbing and open braid to create so many looks.

The finished size is 72″X 56″   – makes a great bedcover.

Thank you Sue for the idea!

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4 Comments

  • Sue–I love the blanket!!! What a great idea. I’m sure my husband would love if I started using up all the yarn I have laying around!! How wide and long did you make each square?

  • Faith,
    Hope you read this. I cast on 26 stitches and did 32 rows to make an 8 x 8 square. Depending on the yarn you use, you may have to adjust the number of stitches. It is a great way to use left over yarn.

  • Sue, thanks for the measurements. This is definitely an idea I’m going to try sometime. I have sooooo much yarn….

  • Sue~ This looks like a perfect next project for me. I’m really just a beginner and just wrapped up making a couple dozen scarfs for my annual sister’s retreat and I have a ton of left over yarn.. I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    ~Danét

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Feb 9, 2007

Claudia’s Danbury Coat Photo

Claudia sent in a photo to share of her Danbury Coat. Great job! and what a beautiful location.

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Claudia and her husband, Larry,  and their miniature chihuahua D.O.G. (pronounced Dee OH Gee)

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  • Thanks to some great feedback on this pattern from Claudia, we have made some minor adjustments to this pattern. The sizes are a bit smaller. Please test the yarn of your choice before starting and check your gauge. Thanks, Pat

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