Simcoe County Arts & Crafts Association



knitting hands

Hand knitting has been practised for thousands of years. It was an important life skill for the pioneers who needed warm clothing for our winters. It is a simple, inexpensive way of self expression and relaxation. With all the new yarns available, knitting is a craft that is experiencing a comeback, with people all over the world enjoying creating beautiful items of clothing.

Getting started: First watch the video below. It is an interview with two knitters and will give you an idea of what is involved.

A Google search of the internet for Knitting Guilds or Clubs will give you some direction in your own area. Most yarn shops also give lessons or know someone who teaches. If you click here you will find teachers in Simcoe County who have registered with us.


Severn Muskoka Knitting Guild meets at Purl 3, 30 Front Street, Orillia, last Wednesday of the month, from September to June. 

Barrie Knitters Guild meets at True North Yarn Co., 15 Cedar Point Drive, Barrie, first Monday of every month, 7 to 9 p.m. Contact Lise Valiquette This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., for information.


Eliza's Buttons and Yarns -  110 Little Ave., Unit #8, Barrie 

Cabin Fever, 256 Hughes Rd., Unit D34, Orillia

True North Yarn Co., 15 Cedar Point Drive, Units 7 & 8, Barrie