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The Knitters Guild of Incline Village Celebrates 21 Years

January 13, 2024 | Kayla Anderson

Originally Published in IVCBA’s Live.Work.Play Magazine, Written by Kayla Anderson

A few weeks before United For Action’s annual Winter Warmth & Wellness Drive, members of The Knitters Guild of Incline Village meet at the St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church to knit together and create warm winter wear to donate back to the community. 

These fiber artists informally gather every Wednesday at the church from 1pm-3pm all year long to knit and crochet together, creating scarves, shawls, blankets, beanies, and more. As the weather cools off thus ramping up a need for warm clothing, these members are using this midweek cold sunny afternoon to make progress on their projects. 

Former Incline Village resident Peggy Harrison started The Guild back in 2002, meeting up with her friends at the church to knit together and share patterns. Word got around and more local knitters started attending the informal Wednesday meetings, taking yarn from the closet, and turning it into wearable/useable items that then are given to the Tahoe Forest Hospital, Sierra Senior Services, the Eddy House in Reno, and more. 

Knitters Guild members are welcome to pull yarn from the closet that was generously donated by local thrift stores and residents if it is used to make something that can go back into the community. 

It’s free to join the Knitters Guild, and knitters of all abilities are welcome to join a meeting. If you come up short on yarn, you can usually find more of it in The Guild’s stash. The Guild meets every Wednesday all year long from 1pm-3pm; some people are more active in the summer, others in the winter. There are some members who can’t attend meetings in person but still donate handcrafted items to meet a specific cause or need.  

At the end of the two-hour knitting session, a member holds up a beautifully eyelet crocheted blue and cream blanket. It looks cozy, perfect to curl up with in front of the fire… made with love right here in Incline Village.   


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