Below is a calendar of events that are offered by the guild.

Upcoming events

    • 04/19/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cat and Crow 205 E Main St Mt. Horeb, WI 608-431-1771 www.thecatandcrowonline.com
    • 1
    Description: Learn how to use mobius cast on to create interesting effects on bowls or cowls.

    Experience Level: Any

    Materials:  Bring any yarn you like and appropirate size circular needles that are 40 - 47 inches long.  Needles may be purchased at the store.  If you have a mobius cowl pattern that you like, bring that along.  Other materials and suggestions will be provided in class.

    Teacher: Mo Brown
    • 04/22/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wisconsin Craft Market, Westgate Mall, Madison, WI
    • 2
    aka Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-on
    This cast-on technique was first included in Elizabeth Zimmerman's KNITTER'S ALMANAC and is perfect for starting circular shawls or top-down hats.  Come for a hands-on introduction.  The class will also include directions for knitting  a small  coaster utilizing the cast-on technique.
    Participants need to bring:
    Small amount of worsted-weight yarn (10-20 yards)
    Size 7 double point needles ( or a 40-inch circular needle)
    Size G (4.25 mm) Crochet hook.
    Teacher: Jane Grogan

    • 04/29/2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Learn basic cable stitch and several variations.  We will also discuss various projects for cables. Homework will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Teacher: Sandy Gordon

    • 05/03/2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716
    • 13

    Double Knitting has been around for centuries and is experiencing a current resurgence but there is little information available regarding the 'Inside Out' version.  This class is designed to remedy that.  In this class you'll learn:
    •  what is double knitting - right side out and inside out
    • inside out double knitting guidelines and terminology
    • how to double knit inside out
    • howw to knit a headband using the Inside Out Double Knitting Technique

     Necessary materials:

    • 2 or more different colors of basic worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
    • 16-inch Circular needles in a size appropriate for your yarn
    • Paper for taking notes and pen or pencil
    • Stitch markers appropriate for your needles
    •  Scissors
    •  Yarn needle

    Required homework:    None

    Experience level required: Students need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, and join in a circle

    Teacher: Mary Jo Harris

    • 05/12/2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bishop O'Connor Center, 702 South High Point Road Madison, Wisconsin

    Speaker: 

    Annual Meeting:  Brown Bag Exchange Revealed followed by door prize extravaganza and dessert bar buffet. 

    Vending Sponsors:

    None - Members Can Sell!

    Community Projects: 


    • 05/31/2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 608-266-6385
    • 13

    In Portuguese-style knitting the yarn is tensioned around a knitting pin on your shoulder or around your neck.  Stitches are created by a flick of your thumb making this an easy way to knit without stressing your hands or wrists.  Participants will learn:

    • How to use a Portuguese Knitting Pin
    • How to Purl using the Portuguese method
    • How to Knit using the Portuguese method

     Necessary materials:          

    • Two balls of yarn (a light color and a dark color). 
    • Either straight or circular needles in size appropriate for your yarn.

    Required advance work:    Print handout

    Experience level required:  Students need to know how to cast on, knit, and purl.

    $6 materials fee
    for Portugese knitting pin payable to instructor at beginning of class. 

    Teacher: Mary Jo Harris

    • 06/07/2014
    • 7:30 AM
    • 06/08/2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Dutch Mill Park & Ride to Minneapolis
    • 3
    The 2014 MKG Knitting Safari will be a weekend extravaganza of fiber related shopping on Saturday and an exclusive brunch & trunk show event at StevenBe http://stevenbe.com on Sunday morning.

    Saturday's itinerary will include The Yarnery in St Paul http://www.yarnery.com and the full schedule will be available by early May.

    Accommodations can be booked at the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown http://goo.gl/QjLMwr by calling (866) 837-4196 and reference "StevenBe". Rates are $98 single or $49 double occupancy for 2 double beds or 1 king bed. If you would like to share a room and need a roommate, visit the forum "MN Knitting Safari Hotel Pairing" under the members tab, member discussions.

    Cost for transportation and the Sunday StevenBe event is $62. All other meals will be at participants expense.

    Badger Bus will be leaving from the Dutch Mill Park & Ride http://goo.gl/b5k7xW at 7:30 exactly, so please arrive a bit early on Saturday, June 7.
     
    Check back for more details and complete itinerary soon.

    Contact Gael Boyd with any questions at stitchlilly@icloud.com or call (608) 512-7491
    • 06/18/2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Mallards Stadium, Warner Park, Madison
    The Madison Knitters Guild is sponsoring it's second annual Stitch N' Pitch right here in Madison! The Mallards have invited us to a game at the Duck Pond to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Week. 

    Everyone is welcome; non-members, friends and family, so spread the word and let's try to get a crowd to join us for this very special event.

    The price is $10 and includes reserved stadium seating and an official Mallards hat.
      
    To purchase tickets visit www.mallardsgroups.com and enter madknitting for both the login and password.  


Past events

04/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Judy's Magic Cast On
04/14/2014 April Guild Meeting
04/13/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Getting Picked Up!
04/08/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares
04/07/2014 Neighborhood Knits - The Essential Hat
04/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Jogless Knitting in the Round
03/14/2014 A Night with Franklin Habit
03/14/2014 2014 Knit-In March 14-16
03/12/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Keep Calm and Cast On - Teaching Others to Knit
03/10/2014 March Guild Meeting
02/27/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
02/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
02/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mattress Stitch
02/10/2014 February Guild Meeting
01/24/2014 UFO Retreat 2014
01/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Principles of Color For Knitters
01/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
01/13/2014 January Guild Meeting
12/09/2013 December Guild Meeting
12/08/2013 Knit Along - Fit to Flatter
11/13/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Beginning Lace
11/11/2013 November Guild Meeting
11/02/2013 Vogue Knitting Live! Bus Trip
10/14/2013 October Guild Meeting
09/09/2013 September Guild Meeting (Members Only)
08/10/2013 Stitches Midwest Bus Trip
06/12/2013 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/01/2013 Knitting Safari - Summer 2013
05/13/2013 May Guild Meeting
05/05/2013 Neighborhood Knits - 2-Color Knitting with Ease!
04/25/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese Knitting
04/16/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
04/08/2013 April Guild Meeting
04/06/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Crochet Animals
03/11/2013 March Guild Meeting
03/08/2013 2013 Knit-In
02/28/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
02/18/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Choices from the Beginning!
02/11/2013 February Guild Meeting
01/25/2013 UFO Retreat
01/15/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Brioche Knitting
01/14/2013 January Guild Meeting
 
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