2016 Camp Allen retreat

Join us for the annual KANG retreat held at Camp Allen in Navasota, Texas.  The dates are Friday, Feb 12th thru Sunday Feb 14, and we check out around 11am so we can spend the rest of the day with our Valentines.

We will have nice room to knit/crochet/spin in and socialize in, and a classroom where we will hold 4 mini-sessions.  We will be learning Magic Loop, and then learn how to do the Flegle heel.  We are going to learn how to read our knitting and how to correct some mistakes we have all made.  We are going to learn exercises for our hands to keep them in shape for crafting and some wonderful aromatherapy, also.

The price is $225.00 if paid by check or $ 232.00 if paid by PayPal.  The price is for dinner Friday evening, all 3 meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday and your double occupancy room Friday and Saturday and the mini-sessions.

Registration is now open! If paying by check, you can pay half when you sign up and the other half will be due Jan. 10, 2016.  And you will be notified when we receive your check and that you are signed up.

If you have any questions, please email Ann Cole at retreat@knitatnight.org


SIGN UP ONLINE – $232 with Paypal

Head start hats

Check out these adorable hats knit for the Head Start Program:Head start

 Want to help out with charity knitting? The Head Start Program accepts hats that fit 3- to 4-year-old children. We recommend The Scrappy-Happy Celebration Hat pattern, available free on Ravelry. For a 3 to 4 year old, cast on 80 (instead of 96 called for in the pattern).  For the remainder of the hat, follow the pattern as written.  You may use a size 6 needle on the ribbing and switch to a size 7 for the rest of the hat or knit the whole hat with a size 7.

November programs

KNIT – 11/10/15
Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf

CHIX – 11/13/15
Basic Shawl Shapes + Lace Knitting Tips & Tricks

SOCK – 11/14/15
Learn to spin

KNOT – 11/19/15
Yarn & fiber from Gritty Knits

KIK – 11/21/15

KNOW – 11/30/15
Knitted ornaments

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page

Hats for the Homeless

This month I have had the privilege to meet with three of our six chapters. Your commitment to charity knitting is gratifying. Thank you for using your craft to express care and concern for others! As most of you have probably discovered, charity knitting opportunities are now listed on the KANG site.

As I collected current statistics and talked with local organizations about their most pressing needs for knitted (and crocheted) items, a critical need emerged. I contacted both the Star of Hope and the Coalition for the Homeless for statistics. Current counts have identified 5,000 to 7,000 homeless individuals in Harris County with at least 2,000 of those being unsheltered. Scott Arthur with the Star of Hope told me what they need most are items to keep the unsheltered warm – hats, scarves, and blankets.

One simple pattern I use for hats is Hat with Heart (available as a free download on Ravelry). It is a great project to carry with you or to work on while you watch TV because you cast on 88 stitches on size 8 needles and work 2 X 2 ribbing for 11 inches. The decrease for the crown is only 6 rows – and you’re done! There are plenty of free hat patterns available. The Hats for the Homeless site for Minneapolis has some good information on knitting hats for the homeless. If you have any questions, you may contact me at charity@knitatnight.org.

If you would like to help, I encourage you with words from Theodore Roosevelt to “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

- Ann Furlough, KANG charity coordinator

Entrelac program at SoCK

October programs

CHIX – 10/9/15
Charity knitting opportunities

SOCK – 10/10/15

KNIT – 10/13/15
Short rows (Homework required)

KNOT – 10/22/15
Charity knitting opportunities

KIK – 10/24/15
German short rows (Homework required)

KNOW – 10/26/15
How fiber becomes yarn

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page

Welcome to the guild, SoCK!

We have a new chapter! The Saturday Cypress Knitters (SoCK) are now officially part of the Knit At Night Guild. SoCK meets on the second Saturday of the month at the Lonestar College Library, 9191 Barker Cypress Rd (use West Rd. Entrance #3). Please visit www.knitatnight.org/sock for a map & directions. There is also a SoCK Facebook group

Here’s a photo from the first meeting, a breakfast get-together at The Egg & I restaurant:

Saturday Cypress Knitters

Whether you live on the northwest side of town, you work during the week, or you’re just looking for another reason to get together with your fellow guild members–you’re all welcome to check out the new SoCK group!


September Chapter Meetings

KNIT – 9/8/15
Stash management

CHIX – 9/11/15
Short rows (homework required)

SOCK – 9/12/15
Breakfast at The Egg & I restaurant

KNOT – 9/24/15
Shawls In History and Fashion

KIK – 9/26/15
Stretchy cast on

KNOW – 9/28/15
Stash management

For full program descriptions, please visit our CALENDAR page

Charity Knit In / Knit Clinic event

On October 17, 2015, we will have our next Charity Knit In. This event is going to be paired with a Knit Clinic. The Charity Knit In will be from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The Knit Clinic will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. These events will take place at St. Anne de Beaupre, 2810 Link Road, Houston, Texas 77009.

Please email charity@knitatnight.org to sign up for either event. Come for the Charity Knit In and stay for the Knit Clinic. We will be working on getting started on items needed for cold weather – hats and scarves. As always, if you have another charity project you’re working on, feel free to bring it! Watch for more information in the October Newsletter.

As we did in June 2015, this will be a potluck event! In June, we had a good variety of delicious food. When you sign up for the event, please let either of us know what you will bring. Those attending only for the afternoon do not need to bring a dish unless you would like to join us for lunch at noon. Coffee, water, and paper products will be provided! This is a great time to meet folks from other chapters. We have so many talented knitters in our Guild! We all learn new tips from one another!

CHIX’s scarf & shawl tying program