Guild Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 10/10/2016
    • 05/08/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Brown Bag Exchange

    Join the fun!

    Join the popular Brown Bag Exchange where you knit a project for a mystery member and someone else knits for you!  Pick up a mystery bag at the October 10, 2016 Guild Meeting.  All will be revealed at the May 8, 2017 Guild Meeting.

    Register here so that you receive regular updates, reminders and news about the Brown Bag Exchange. 

    For more details, see the October 2016 Kniters Knews newsletter.


    • 12/11/2016
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • 22

    Class Title: Embellished Knitting

    Instructor: Charles Gandy

    Overall Skill Category: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate: k, p, k2tog, yo, kfb

    Class Description: Here’s a chance to learn numerous ways to enhance your knitted creations thru applied embellishments. From frilly ruffles to bobbles to twists and ripples, I-Cords, special “finger” cords and even beading, we will explore, thru a hands-on sampler, how these techniques can make your projects unique and knitted with personality!

    Materials fee: None

    Supplies to Bring to Class:

    • At least 50 yards of a solid NEUTRAL colored worsted weight yarn.  (Please…no acrylic!)
    • At least 25 yards of a contrasting color y
    • arn
    • 1 set of DP needles for worsted weight (size 6, 7, or 8)
    • 24” circular needles in desired size  (Lace pointed needles preferred but not required)
    • 1 crochet needle size C

    Pre-Class Assignment:

    1:  On double points using contrasting yarn, CO 5 stitches and work for 10 rows in GARTER STITCH (knit every row).  Do NOT BO...but break yarn leaving a 6-8” tail.

    2. On another double point needled, using contrasting yarn, CO 5 stitches and work for 10 rows in STOCKINETTE STITCH (knit one row, purl one row). DO NOT BIND OFF - but break yarn leaving a 6-8" tail.

    Class Size: Maximum of 24

    *The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

     

    • 12/11/2016
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • 19

    Class Title: Deck the Halls

    Instructor: Charles Gandy

    Overall Skill Category: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

    Class Description: This class will explore using classic knitting techniques ranging from Kitchener stitch grafting, provisional cast on, picking up stitches to I-cords, twists, bobbles, and other embellishments can inspire you to create festive holiday decorations.

    Note: Experience with knitting in the round (DPNs, Magic Loop or Two Circulars, HELPFUL…but NOT necessary!)

    Materials fee: None

    Supplies to Bring to Class:

    • At least 50 yards of a solid NEUTRAL COLORED worsted weight yarn.  (Please, no acrylic!)
    • At least 25 yards of a contrasting color yarn
    • 2 sets of DP needles for worsted weight (size 6, 7, or 8)
    • 24” circular needles in desired size  (Lace pointed needles preferred but not required)
    • Crochet hook          
    • Tapestry needle
    • Scissors
    • Tape measure
    • Row counter

    Pre-Class Assignment: None

    Class Size: Maximum of 24

    *The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

     

    • 12/12/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Charles Gandy

    Charles Gandy, a TKGA Master Knitter, learned to knit at the young age of four from his mother, a designer and shop owner. He designed his first sweater three years later and continues to create today. A two-time winner in Knitter's Magazine "Think Outside the Sox" contest, three of his designs are featured in the book of the same name: "Dread Sox", "Snake in the Grass" and "Pedicure Polka Socks". His own book, "The Embellished Sock: Knitted Art for the Foot" features eighteen creative sock patterns and numerous techniques and is available in yarn shops nationwide. REGIA Yarns commissioned two collections: “Crazy Socks” and “More Crazy Socks” which were published in six languages worldwide. His other designs are widely published in leading magazines and on ravelry.com. The Bascom: A Center for the Arts in Highlands, NC recently hosted his one-person exhibit of 25 knitted sculptural pieces: “Beyond the Sock”. Gandy, a popular speaker and workshop leader, is frequently featured at seminars and conferences nationwide.

    Charles will be teaching two classes on December 11:
    • Embellishments, 9am-12pm
    • Christmas Ornaments, 1pm-4pm

    Community Projects: 
    Hats, mittens, scarves for children & adults; warm socks for men (can be purchased)

    ALSO IN DECEMBER:
    • Donation of toiletries
    • Yarn sale to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, Inc.

    Knit Connections: 
    No Knit Connections; join us in Room 122 for the December Yarn/Notions sale

    • 01/09/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Theresa Schabes

    Fashion Forecasting for Knitwear

    Community Projects: 
    Dishcloths

    Knit Connections:

    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Knit-In Preview.  Learn all about speakers, classes and special events offered at the MKG Knit-In March 17-19.






    • 01/22/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Middleton Library 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton 53562
    • 57

    January 2016 KAL Meeting

    We will meet to continue working on the sweater and start working on our sock KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    Bring your questions.  We will help each other with collecting measurements, or answering questions on your gauge swatch.  Or perhaps we will admire the progress you are making on your 2 color sweater!

     

    Those knitting socks: 

    You can bring your own pattern.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun knitting on our projects. 

    • 02/13/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Laura Ricketts

    Knitting of the Sami People

    Community Projects: 
    Women's scarves/cowls, and slippers

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Measure to Fit Socks (forum) and Sock KAL kick-off

    • 02/19/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Middleton Library 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton 53562
    • 69

    February 2017 KAL Meeting

    We will meet to continue working on the sweater and socks KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    Bring your questions.  We will help each other with collecting measurements, or answering questions on your gauge swatch.  Or perhaps we will admire the progress you are making on your 2 color sweater!

     

    Those knitting socks: 

    You can bring your own pattern.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun knitting on our projects. 

    • 03/13/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711



    Speaker: Lucy Neatby

    The Nautical Knitter

    Community Projects: 
    Shawls, lap blankets, tactile balls

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Magic Loop (sock swatches), 2 circs and DPN's




    • 03/17/2017
    • 03/19/2017
    • Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI


    An annual winter event hosted by Madison Knitters' Guild.

    Registration opens November 1, 2016 for Guild members and November 15, 2016 for non-members.

    Click here for details.


    • 04/10/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Donna Druchunas

    Lituanian Knitting

    Community Projects: 
    BABY ITEMS: bibs, blankets, sweaters, hats, socks, etc.

    Knit Connections:  
    Small pre-meeting discussion in
    Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Yipes: Stripes, Magic Ball and other Color Tricks



    • 05/08/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Program:   Annual Meeting

    Members' Stash Sale
    Board Election
    Brown Bag Exchange reveal
    Door Prizes
    Etc...

    Speaker: 

    None

    Vendors:

    None

    Community Projects: 

    CRITTERS, CRITTERS, CRITTERS for the Monona Library Reading Programs

    Knit Connections:

    Brown Bag Exchange -- Return your bag and retrieve yours in Room 122 between 5:45 and 6:15.  Fashion Show to follow in auditorium.


Past events

11/14/2016 November Guild Meeting
11/13/2016 Math for Knitters
11/13/2016 5 Knit Buttonholes You Need to Know Now
11/06/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
11/05/2016 Neigborhood Knits - Crochet for Knitters
10/23/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
10/17/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares
10/15/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Getting Started with Double-Pointed Needles
10/10/2016 October Guild Meeting -- Members Only
10/10/2016 1-Day Sequence Knitting Workshop
10/09/2016 1-Day Sequence Knitting Workshop
09/27/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Two Color Knitting
09/18/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
09/12/2016 September Guild Meeting
09/10/2016 WALK & KNIT RELAY
08/07/2016 Stitches Midwest
06/17/2016 STITCH 'N PITCH WITH THE MALLARDS
05/11/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks - The HEEL
05/09/2016 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/09/2016 Member Stash Sale
05/04/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares - 2016
04/29/2016 Neighborhood Knits -An Introduction to One-Color Brioche Knitting
04/27/2016 Neighborhood Knits -Introduction to Sock Darning
04/11/2016 April Guild Meeting
04/11/2016 A Taste of Lace with Andrea Jurgrau, Bad Cat Designs
04/03/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
04/02/2016 Spring Safari to the Vesterheim
03/18/2016 Knit-In 2016
03/14/2016 March Guild Meeting
03/13/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/21/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/20/2016 MAD ROLLIN' DOLLS ~ ROLLER DERBY BOUT
02/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 2
02/08/2016 February Guild Meeting
01/22/2016 Winter Retreat 2016
01/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 1
01/11/2016 January Guild Meeting
01/10/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/14/2015 December Guild Meeting
12/13/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/09/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Mittens-Let's Knit a Little Thumb
11/30/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Ravelry 101
11/18/2015 Neighborhood Knits -3 Ways to Create Buttonholes
11/16/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet an Ornament Cover
11/15/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
11/09/2015 November Guild Meeting
11/04/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Head's Up--Hat Knitting Skills
10/29/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
10/23/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
10/18/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
10/14/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
10/12/2015 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/12/2015 The Edge of Color
10/12/2015 Embellishing Knits
10/06/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables - October 6, 2015
10/03/2015 Vogue Knitting Live! Chicago Bus Trip
09/19/2015 All About the Scalloped Edge: Finishing a Traditional Haapsalu Shawl or Scarf
09/19/2015 Nordic Color--Roositud, An Inlay Technique From Estonia
09/18/2015 Estonian Cuffs
09/17/2015 Traditional Estonian Mittens
09/14/2015 September Guild Meeting
08/22/2015 Secrets of the MKG Website or Everything you wanted to know but didn't know how to ask . . .
08/05/2015 Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Private Showing
07/07/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Making Magic Balls
06/26/2015 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
05/11/2015 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
04/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet a Snowflake
04/18/2015 Knitting Safari - Spring 2015
04/13/2015 April Guild Meeting
03/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
03/21/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
03/09/2015 March Guild Meeting
02/20/2015 2015 Knit-In
02/09/2015 February Guild Meeting
01/12/2015 January Guild Meeting
12/14/2014 Knit Along - Sweater Shaping
12/01/2014 December Guild Meeting
11/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Loop Method for Socks
11/17/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
11/16/2014 Knit Along - Casting on our Sweaters
11/10/2014 November Guild Meeting
11/10/2014 Fresh Fair Isle
11/09/2014 Scandinavian Colorwork
11/09/2014 Two Color Knitting - Let's Begin
11/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 2 of 2)
10/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 1 of 2)
10/25/2014 Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago
10/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Math for Knitters
10/19/2014 Knit Along - Checking our Swatches
10/13/2014 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/13/2014 Lace Techniques
10/12/2014 The Final Touch: Finishing Class
10/10/2014 Design Master Class
09/21/2014 Knit Along - Taking our Measurements
09/08/2014 September Guild Meeting
08/11/2014 August Bonus Guild Meeting
08/09/2014 Stitches Midwest
06/28/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Summer Shawl Party
06/18/2014 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/07/2014 Knitting Safari 2014 Minneapolis
05/31/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese-style Knitting
05/12/2014 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/03/2014 Double Knitting Inside Out
04/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
04/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Circular Cast-On
04/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mobius Cast On
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
01/22/2014 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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