The Rochester Knitting Guild is an organization in Rochester, NY that exists to promote learning about knitting, provide a social context for knitting, and encourage the public to learn to knit!


****Make Some Magic Contest****

The Community Knitting yarn stores are running low but there’s more than enough to make striped and multicolor hats, mittens, scarves, lap blankets, and wraps. The guild Board would like you to use your scraps, leftovers, bits and bobs, and or one of the bags available from the Community Knitting Drop-off event this Sunday, October 18th 3:00 to 5:00 pm to make items to donate to our community. Therefore, we are sponsoring a contest via our social media accounts.

To enter: Submit a photo of your finished piece to one or all of RKG accounts on Ravelry, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #rochesterknittingguild and one of the other hashtags below.




Each submission must have 2 hashtags to be eligible. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. eastern on November 22nd 2020. Entrant must be a current member of the Rochester Knitting Guild to qualify.

$25 will be awarded to a randomly selected winner from each social media platform. No one will win more than one prize.


Good luck and have fun with it!!




August 5, 2020

Dear Members,

We received word today that Temple B’rith Kodesh, the hosts of our meeting space, will not be opening for worship or rentals at this time. Therefore, we will NOT be holding our September meeting as planned for 9/14/2020. While this is disappointing as it’s our season’s “kick-off” meeting, your safety and health are continue to be our topmost concerns. The Temple is working with health and government officials to ensure they re-open according the COVID-19 mandates. A decision about the October meeting will be made at the end of August or early September, as we all learn more about Phase 4.


What does this mean for Lorilee Beltman’s visit and classes?

  • Beltman’s visit is still tentatively scheduled for October. If this is not possible, we will work to reschedule for April 2021.

What should members do in the meantime since we cannot meet in person?

  • Keep up to date with the notifications from your local government and health officials regarding COVID-19
  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands
  • Practice social distancing
  • Call, text, FaceTime, Zoom, and Skype with your family and friends
  • Participate in KALs/CALs and the like. Ravelry is PACKED with these or create one with your friends!
  • Connect via social media – Facebook, Ravelry, Instagram, etc.
  • Support your local businesses, if possible. Many shops and restaurants will take phone and online orders and offer take-out or curbside pickup. Or order a gift card to be put “on hold” until you can visit in person – a gift for future you!

Any updates to the Guild’s status will be announced as soon as possible. The information will be posted on our website, Facebook, Ravelry group, and through email. 


Please contact me or a Board member if you have any questions.


Stay safe and be healthy!


Sarah Shepard



ATTENTION MEMBERS: Have you been wondering how you can be more involved with the Guild? We are looking for nominations to fill three Board positions for the 2020-2021 season. They are the Vice-President, Treasurer, and Director 1 positions. It’s a great way to enhance your experience within the Guild and you don’t have to do it alone. The current Board is here to help AND you can even share a spot with a friend. If you think you have what it takes, please see me or drop me a note at president@rochesterknitting.org to get more information. ~ Sarah Shepard


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