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Registration for 2016 Seattle Men's Fall Knitting Retreat is open

Greetings MFKR Participants and Enthusiasts!

Registration is now officially open for the 2016 Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat. This year’s dates are Thursday, September 1 through Sunday, September 4.

Although there have been some facility cost increases this year, specifically food costs, we have endeavored to keep costs low. Registrations received prior to May 15 will be only $435. The same cost as last year!

Early Registration: $435 (March 1 - May 15)
Late Registration: $460 (May 16 - August 1)
After August 1: $485 (on a space-available basis)


Seattle Men Who Knit

If you're in Seattle, visiting, or just a pacific northwesterner by association, SMWK is still going strong. We have started a weekly Saturday morning meetup at Kaladi Brothers Coffee on Capitol Hill, and we are still meeting in the evenings on 2nd and 4th Thursdays.

To check our calendar, or just to keep up with your Seattle knitting friends, join our Facebook and Meetup groups.


Beginner knitting course

I am looking at producing an online knitting course. First, for beginners, but if that is successful, I could do some more advanced ones later. Looking for feedback on my list of topics for each segment. What do you think of this?

Pre-course introductions
"What is Knitting?
”The Knit Stitch”
”The Purl Stitch”
”Garter Stitch”
”Stockinette Stitch”
Ten week course


Men Who Knit in Seattle

Seattle Men Who Knit is alive and well and we are entering our third year of meetups!

If you are in the Seattle area and have not joined us, please check out our Meetup group at:
and, if you know anyone in Seattle you think might be interested, please forward our information along!

Happy Knitting!

Topics: zine?

hey all,

i stumbled into the inaugural issue of's webzine from fall of 2005, but can't find any other issues. the first one came through a link on a ravelry pattern, and had to be accessed via the wayback machine or web archive:
or with preview

if anybody's got information on more issues, i'd love to know. thanks!


Knitting book online

Just found out that one of my favourite knitting books (published in the 80s) is available to read for free online! It's very difficult to get hold of - I am lucky to have my grandmother's copy. The book, written by Vibeke Lind, was translated into English as "Knitting in the Nordic Tradition" but I guess those copies are just as difficult to find.


Men's Knitting in Seattle

Seattle Men Who Knit is alive and well in 2013!

Our first meetings after the 2011 Men's Knitting Retreat have grown, and we are now meeting 2nd and 4th Thursdays at Elliott Bay Cafe on Capitol Hill (10th Avenue between Pike and Pine, one block east of Broadway, in the back of Elliott Bay Booksellers) from 7-9 PM.


Yarn Meters

Happy New Year everyone!

Quick question for the MWK crew - which yarn meter have you found success with? There are oodles to chose from and each have reviews ranging from amazing to craptacular; so I am at a loss - but have LOTS of yarn I need to know the amount of before I begin a project and run out....again! Thanks all!