September 16-17, 2016
25th annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR & TEXTILE LAB
Friday-Saturday Sept. 16-17, 2016, 9:00-5:00 each day
the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota
Classes for Standard, Mid-Gauge &
Bulky Knitting Machines, Passap, and Circular Sock Machines scheduled to include:
Tips for Machine Knitters
-Child's Cardigan (new pattern)
-Handknit-Style Socks on
the Knitting Machine (new pattern)
-Inspirational Edges, Trims & Joins
-Garter Carriage Workshop
-Mid Gauge Basics (focus on LK150)
-Owl Cables & Beaded Knits
-Top Knot Baby
-Rib Alternatives - Ribbed Edges
Special Class for Beginning Machine Knitters:
will cover machine set-up, cast-ons, bind offs, simple shaping, and more. Hands-on opportunities will be offered (no need
to bring machine). This is suitable for people with little or no machine knitting experience.
for Passap Machines:
2 Passap teachers will offer classes covering many topics, each hour both days.
for Circular Sock Machines
There will be something of interest to everyone during every class hour. Classes
are different both days.
A separate PASSAP classroom will again be available during the entire seminar, as well
as a Circular Sock Machine classroom on Saturday. Other classes will be conducted on Silver Reed, Brother/KnitKing, Studio/Singer
and Toyota/Elna knitting machines.
Again this year a TEXTILE LAB will be set up. Topics:
with Knit Fabric
-Hands-on Burn Test to determine fiber content
-Yarn Identification (Bring Mystery Yarn!)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: "5 and 10 Sale" on Saturday!
through the $5, $10, and $50 sale boxes containing: Yarn, Pattern Books, Garter Bars, Linkers, Transfer Carriages, Knitleaders,
and more.You must be in attendance on Saturday afternoon to take advantage of these sales.
THEME: TOUCH OF SILVER
Prizes awarded and winners announced Saturday. Need not be present at seminar to participate,
contact us for info about mailing items for contest.
$99 Registration ($89 before September 1st)
or $59 Single
Day ($49 before September 1st)
"TOUCH OF SILVER"
This contest is held in conjunction
with Carole Wurst's annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR but you don't have to attend to participate, mailed entries are accepted.
is open for any knits created in 2015-2016 that fit the theme TOUCH OF SILVER. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm
or brought to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 16, 2016.
(1) Garment that incorporates the theme
(2) Wearable Accessory that incorporates the
theme (example: cowl, knit jewelry)
(3) Household Item that incorporates the theme (example: pillow, table
runner, toy, holiday decor)
(4) Any other topic that fits the theme (provide a brief explanation)
Special Category: use DesignaKnit software to create a new Fairisle motif showing your unique interpretation of the phrase
STRANDS OF SILVER. This could incorporate starbursts, diamond shapes, streaks... use your imagination. Submit a swatch or
a printed picture of the DAK file. Swatches created with a punchcard or mylar sheet instead of DAK will also be accepted.
must be clean and ready for display. All items will be on display September 16-17, 2016 during the September Seminar. Winners
will be announced on Saturday during the seminar and listed in the publication Machine Knitting Inspiration. Seminar attendance
is not required, but registration forms or tickets for the awards luncheon are available from Rocking Horse Farm.
items will be judged by Knitting Machine professionals and prizes will be awarded. Prizes include ribbons, rosettes, gift
certificates and items of interest to machine knitters. All entries will receive a certificate of participation.
FORM FOR MAILED ENTRIES
entries must arrive by September 16, 2016. Please determine the cost to ship your item to Rocking Horse Farm and submit that
amount to cover return shipping (plus insurance) of your item.
Rocking Horse farm is not responsible
for lost or mishandled items.
Payment can be
submitted using personal check or www.paypal.com (to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Clip and Send with entry ---------------
___(3) Household Item
Any Other (provide brief explanation)
New Motif or DAK file creation
list any information that would be of interest to the judge (limit 25 words).
make payment payable to Carole Wurst
Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-9293
September Seminar highlights... shopping & special sales, small class sizes with excellent instructors, hands-on opportunities,
good food and fellowship, Fiber Arts & Style Show, contest, door prizes, relaxing retreat atmosphere, and more!