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!

Attention Knitters – just announced (1 June 2020):

Finger Lakes Fiber Fest 2020 has been cancelled. Click here for more information https://gvhg.org/fiber-fest/

March 16, 2020

Dear Members,

We are cancelling both the April and May meetings due to the CDC’s recommendation that large gatherings be avoided for at least the next eight weeks due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Your safety and health are our topmost concerns as this decision was made.


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

  • We are working with Ms. Beltman and Temple B’rith Kodesh to move her visit to October. Once we have finalized the dates, we will send a notice to members that have signed up for classes about the next steps.

Are we still having a book auction and the bag raffle?

  • Not currently. We will keep any donations until we can reschedule these events.

What about elections for the open Board spots?

  • We are working on the best way to do this.

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
  • Practice social distancing
  • Call, text, FaceTime, 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 business 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, be healthy, and wash your hands!


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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