“In knitting, there are ancient possibilities; the earth is enriched with the dust of the millions of knitters who have held wool and needles since the beginning of sheep.”  Elizabeth Zimmermann

Founded in 1987, the Handknitters Guild of South Australia Inc is an association of artisans who provide education for people learning and mastering the craft of knitting, represent the interests of knitting within the general community, encourage high standards in knitting and carry out charitable works.

We are proud to have as our Patron, knitter and former Labor Senator, Dr Rosemary Crowley. Many thanks to our previous Patron, Diana Laidlaw, knitter, Liberal member and Minister in the State Liberal Government.

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Picasso

Why do you knit? Watch this YouTube clip for some reasons why other people knit!


** Please note: For current contact and exhibitions details, click here and here.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Dawe
    Aug 07, 2015 @ 09:54:29

    Neural Knitworks is a collaborative art-science project about mind and brain health. We invite you to create textile neurons that can be joined together with others to weave soft sculptural representations of the brain.
    We are looking for contributions for South Australian display. Please send by September 11th to
    School of Medicine
    Attn: Dr Lindsey Collis-Praino
    Medical School South
    University of Adelaide
    Adelaide SA 5005
    Patterns available (knit, crochet and no-knit) from National Science Week website under Neural Knitworks http://www.scienceweek.net.au/…/NK_PatternBook_Apr15_v1_HR.…
    Neural Knitworks is based on the principle that yarn craft with its mental challenges, social connection, and mindfulness, helps keep our brains healthy and active.
    Neural Knitworks events are based on the principle that yarn craft with its mental challenges, social connection, and mindfulness, helps keep our brains and minds sharp, engaged and healthy.
    Have fun as you
    • design your own woolly neurons, or get inspired by our scientifically-informed knitting, crotchet or knot patterns
    • natter with neuroscientists and teach them a few of your crafty tricks
    • contribute to a travelling textile brain exhibition
    • increase your attention span and test your memory.
    Calm your mind and craft your own brain health as you
    • forge friendships
    • solve creative and mental challenges
    • practice mindfulness and relaxation
    • teach and learn
    • develop eye-hand coordination and fine motor dexterity.


  2. Cathy Smith
    Aug 03, 2015 @ 11:13:12

    Thanks so much for Shelley Milbank offering to help me out with my Throw. I’m amazed at how efficient and responsive you were, very much appreciated. cheers, Cathy (no longer Desperado)


  3. Cathy Smith
    Aug 01, 2015 @ 09:05:29

    HELP!! Hi, I am knitting a throw rug that is almost finished. I haven’t knitted for 30yrs and am not confident about sewing it together. I also need to have it completed 18th August as I am taking it overseas as a gift for my son-in-law. I live in Mitcham. Is there anyone in the Adelaide knitting world that can help me sew it together by then? Also I do expect to pay for the service, I’m not looking for a volunteer! Love & best wishes, Desperado


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  5. Teena Walker
    Sep 28, 2013 @ 01:37:44

    How do I join up? I am fairly new to knitting but I just love it!! Hugs Teena


  6. Valma Leo
    Jul 08, 2013 @ 12:30:40

    I am a confessed knitterholic.


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