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A Bit About the GBKG

Our Guild is celebrating our 301h year as a community knitting group in the Greater Boston Area. Today we are diverse group of 370+ Knitters, Crocheters and Makers from 28 states and 4 Countries! 



From beginners to certified masters, all you need is a curiosity to learn. And learn we do: at our monthly meetings and workshops with experts in the field, from each other, and from our business members and local yarn shops.


 GBKG has a reputation as one of the premier Knitting Guilds in New England and we are a  member of the Knitting Guild of America. For 31 years we have brought experts from around the world to educate our members in the art of knitting through monthly meetings and workshops. Along with education, the importance of community is equally strong. Supporting, inspiring, and learning from each other, while making new friends, is our foundation and reaching beyond our doors, with our Community Outreach Programs.

 Meet the GBKG Board of Directors & Coordinators

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Cynthia Doherty


I am a lifelong knitter.  From the excitement of getting my little skeins of variegated Red Heart yarn when I was 5, to knitting my way through school.  I earned money knitting those itchy Mohair sweaters in the early 60’s.  Knitting has been a thread through my life. It has sustained me through the ups and downs.  It has frustrated me, challenged me and provided countless hours of quiet peace.  And that pure joy of “Oh I get it!”.  Attending my first meeting of the Greater Boston Knitting Guild after retirement was a glorious day.  I had found new friends who shared my passion, endless inspiration, found workshops and speakers to learn and grow.
I joined the Greater Boston Knitting Guild in 2013 after retiring from a 25 year career with FedEx.  I am wife to John (42 years and counting), mom to Elizabeth and Peter, and proud Grandma to Cayden, Emilia, and Violet.  I have been knitting for 65 years.  Since joining the Guild my skills, knitting abilities, and new friendships have grown far beyond what I could have ever imagined. I love helping new knitters of all ages. I look forward to serving you as we go forward with our beloved Guild.


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