Meeting Information


The Miami Valley Knitting Guild meets the first Tuesday of most months at 7:00 pm on the 5th floor of the Soin Medical Center located at 3535 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek. All are welcome to attend whether you are a member or not. Membership is required to get our monthly newsletter, Beyond the Stitch.

We can also be found on Ravelry and on FaceBook

April 3, 2018: Choose the Right Fiber


When: Tuesday, April 3rd, 7:00pm
Where: Soin Medical Center, 3535 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. Fifth floor conference room.

Come out on Tuesday to meet Tarezia Vitale and listen to her sage advice on choosing the right fiber for your project.

From Tarezia:
My maternal grandmother taught me to knit doilies with size 0 needles and crochet thread many years ago and I’ve been knitting, crocheting and designing my own patterns since 1970. I love a challenge, and creating patterns that use unique pattern combinations.
I teach classes for everything knitted or crocheted; beginning, intermediate and advanced techniques such as cables, lace, entrelac and brioche and many others. To know that I’ve taught and encouraged others to find the artist in them through knitting, to me – is as good as getting an Oscar.

My goal is to inspire others to continue to learn and love every minute of the art of creation through fibers!

March 6, 2018: Anatomy of Long-tail Cast-on

March Meeting Info

When: Tuesday, March 6th, 7:00pm
Where: Soin Medical Center, 3535 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. Fifth floor conference room.

The Anatomy of the Long-Tail Cast-On
Featuring independent designer Regina Fulton

It’s one of the most basic and versatile cast-on methods.
It’s very likely the first one you learned when you first learned to knit.
It was fiddly at first, but once you got the hang of it,
it felt like MAGIC and you never forgot how to do it.

Now you use it to begin a variety of knitting projects because it JUST WORKS.

But HOW does it work? WHY does it work?

And how can you get it to look and behave exactly the way you want, EVERY time? Regina Fulton is here for this month’s meeting to explain to us in detail about The Anatomy of the Long-Tail Cast-On (a.k.a. the German Long-Tail Cast-On). She will offer insights on the various aspects of this cast-on, give us pointers on establishing even tension, troubleshoot problems with elasticity, and share with us an alternative BRAND-NEW METHOD of casting on that establishes purl stitches on your first row. Be among the first to learn Regina’s Purled Long-Tail Cast-On! There’s more to this humble cast-on that you may never have considered, so come join us to learn how to harness your cast-on skills and be the boss of your knitting!

CANCELLED – January 2, 2018: Time for a New Challenge


When: Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018: 7:00pm

Where: Soin Medical Center, 3535 Pentagon Blvd, Beavercreek, OH. Fifth floor conference room.

What: Our new challenge for 2018 begins!

You have the choice of learning lace techniques from Michelle Hunter with a series of 9 lessons in her book Building with Lace. This is the third in the series of her Building books. Or, if lace is not your thing there is a knit along with fringe-and-friends on Log Cabin knitting technique. One of the books recommended for this project is the Field Guide No. 4 Log Cabin by Mason Dixon Knitting. This book can be found at Strings Attached and the Michelle Hunter book can be found at Fiberworks and The Rabbit Hutch.

Please visit our local yarn stores for help selecting your yarns for these projects.

Make sure you bring your projects to the meetings so we can see your progress.

Click on the links below to see each book:

Building With Lace

Mason-Dixon Field Guide No. 4

December 12, 2017: It’s a Block Party!!!


It’s a Block Party! Show off your finished (or unfinished) Building Blocks or Building in Color blankets. Each knitter that has a completed projected will be entered in a raffle to win a grand prize.

Rules of engagement:

The finished afghan must contain at least nine squares or three panels to measure a finished afghan with a minimum size of 24″ x 24″.

Each square or panel must be knit with a different pattern stitch than the other squares.

Each square must be at least 8″ x 8″. Each panel must be at least 8″ wide.

The afghan must be completely pieced together and finished.
It is not mandatory that the Building Blocks or Building In Color books be used as references (but it is highly advised for the educational content).

The knitter must be a dues-paying member of MVKG to be eligible for the prize drawing.

See you there!

Soin Medical Center
3535 Pentagon Blvd.
Beavercreek, OH
Fifth floor conference center
7:00 PM

May 2, 2017: Bavarian Twisted Knitting with Geanie Helfrich

Don’t miss this meeting where we discuss the wonders of twisted stitches! Geanie Helfrich will be taking you on a journey into the world of Bavarian Twisted Knitting, beginning with deciphering the unusual chart symbols, continuing our way up an elegantly patterned sampler hat.

If you plan to knit along, please work the first 13 rounds of the following free pattern:
You will enjoy learning new techniques for cables and travelling stitches that will speed up your knitting and give you confidence for future textured projects. Even if you have never worked a cable in your entire knitting life, come to this meeting!

Everyone is welcome. You do not have to be a member of MVKG to attend the meetings. Soin Medical Center, Conference room (fifth floow) 7 PM May 2, 2017


February 7, 2017: Mindy Wilkes Designs


Next meeting: February 7, 2017. 7 PM at Soin Hospital in Beavercreek:
Do you ever wonder how a knitting pattern comes into existence? How a pattern comes to be in a magazine? What the steps are in publishing a design on Ravelry? Designer Mindy Wilkes will take you through the steps of how designers put their patterns out into the world. From the initial inspiration to publishing, she’ll take you briefly through each step and tell you how the knitting pattern industry works.
Mindy Wilkes is an independent knitting pattern designer. She loves to design accessories, especially those that feature lace. Her designs have been found in the pages of Interweave Knits, Knitscene, Pom Pom Quarterly, and several knitting books. She also works and teaches at a local yarn store. Mindy lives in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, with her husband and two children. Mindy can be found on Ravelry as Mindy, and her website is
Join us on February 7, 2017 as we welcome Mindy and learn about knitting patterns!
The meeting will begin at 7 PM on the fifth floor at Soin Medical Center in Beavercreek.

January 3, 2017: MVKG Block Party


Well, 2016 is almost over as well as all of the holiday parties. But, not all of the parties are over!! Join us Tuesday January 3, 2017 at Soin Medical Center at 7 PM for our MVKG 2017 Block Party to kick-off our year-long project!

Throughout 2017, the MVKG will encourage members to knit their way through Michelle Hunter’s Building Blocks and/or Building with Color. The adventurous among us can try combining pieces from both books! Building Blocks has 12 squares that feature a variety of skill and confidence building patterns. Building with Color features 12 patterned stripes featuring a variety of techniques for working with more than one color of yarn. Patterns can be adapted to knit squares instead of strips. Both books are designed so that each of the 12 pieces can be joined together in a blanket or afghan. Patterns can also be adapted to be used as pillows, scarves, wall hangings or other items. There is no need to commit to doing 12 panels. Each panel can be used on its own or combined with as few or as many other panels as you wish. It will be fun to see where our creativity leads us. Michelle’s books have excellent step by step instructions, suggestions for choosing yarn, and refer to the free videos available on her website. At our January meeting, we will introduce the project and give more details.

November 1, 2016: Ohboy! Brioche!

The meetings are open to the public. Please come and see what Miami Valley Knitting Guild is all about.

Join us on November 1st as Lisa teaches us how to knit two color brioche in the round! We’ll be using the Ohboy Brioche Hat, which comes in three sizes, and is currently free on Ravelry. The pattern calls for #6 knitting needles (16” circular or dpns) and 165-210 yards of DK yarn in two colors. You could easily use a light worsted weight as well. Keep in mind that brioche knits loosely, so if you are a loose knitter, you might want to drop a needle size.

Please come with your stitches cast on using your favorite stretchy cast on, such as the German Twisted Cast On. We will join the stitches in the round as part of the set-up row, and there will be plenty of help available.

7 PM
Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene
1850 N. Fairfield Road
Beavercreek, OH