Guild Events

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

Cancellation Policy: There is no refund on registration fees. While we understand that circumstances may arise that cause your plans to change, we must adhere to a business policy. Because it is impossible for Madison Knitters Guild to favor one individual situation or circumstance over another, we adhere to our policy in all situations and make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. We offer a forum where you can post notices to find a substitute. 

Upcoming events

    • 11/19/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Sow's Ear - 125 S. Main Street, Verona
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    Need some help finishing that project in time for the Holidays?

    We are here to help.  Bring that question or stubborn problem and we will help you solve it so you can finish your project before the Holidays.

    We will be available from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. for you to drop-in and get some help.

    No registration is necessary. 





    • 12/03/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library

    The third Bohus KAL group meeting will be held at the Fitchburg Public Library in the large meeting room on the second floor. Please join us.

    This year’s Knit-Along (KAL) theme is Bohus knitting (Bohus Stickning). Bohus designs are known for their finely knit, intricate, and beautiful color work. While the Bohus style is best known for the circular yoke sweater, there are also patterns for set-in sleeve sweaters, jackets, hats, scarves, mittens, and wristers. Yarns are either fine wool or an angora/wool blend in a rich color palette. There is a Bohus pattern to meet anyone’s color preference, style, or desired project size. The patterns are knit at a fine gauge, about 8.5 stitches per inch for the angora-blend yoke sweaters and 7.5 stitches per inch for the all-wool sweaters. The color patterns are stranded, differing from traditional Fair Isle in that some rows have more than two colors and contain purl stitches on the right side. The purl stitches pull color from other rows and add to the complexity and subtlety of the appearance of the color work.


    • 12/11/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Program: Trade Show


    Speaker: Shira Blumenthal (Lion Brand Team)


    For our December meeting, we will celebrate all things yarn. First, that night is traditionally our Second Chance for Second Harvest Yarn Sale to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Second, we will be joined by Shira Blumenthal and the Lion Brand Yarn staff. This is always a fun event, and we look forward to welcoming Shira and her colleagues to Madison again.


    Vendors:


    Community Projects:

    • Hats for children and adults

    • Mittens for children and adults

    • Scarves for children and adults

    • Scarves/cowls (warm) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless





    • 01/08/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Program: Knitting of Southern Sweden


    Speaker: Carol Rhoades


    We will welcome in the New Year, and we will also welcome our own Carol Huebscher Rhoades for a presentation titled “The Knitting of Southern Sweden.” In addition to her independent design work, Carol writes and publishes on topics including spinning, crochet, and historic and ethnic Scandinavian textiles and has numerous articles and designs in print. She is one of the best respected translators of works on Scandinavian textiles and knitting, and she has collaborated with authors such as Anna Marie Sundbo and Arne and Carlos to help bring their work to an English speaking audience. For a quick peek at some of Carol’s independent designs, check her Ravelry page.


    Vendors:


    Community Projects:

    • Dishcloths

    • Slippers

    • Scarves/cowls (warm) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless


    Knit Connections: Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 from 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: War Knitting/War Knitting Books



    • 02/12/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Program: European Knitting Travel Destinations (and what you’ll find there!)


    Speaker: Amy Detjen


    Amy Detjen will join us to tempt us with travel. With her presentation “European Knitting Destinations (and What You’ll Find There),” Amy will have us all dreaming of faraway yarns (oops, lands!). Follow Amy and her travels here.


    Vendors:


    Community Projects:

    • Baby Items

    • Blankets (fleece or knit)

    • Hats

    • Socks

    • Scarves/cowls (warm) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless


    Knit Connections: Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 from 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Children’s Knitting Books


    • 03/12/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Program: From the Isthmus to the Front Range


    Speaker: Elizabeth Prose


    Elizabeth Prose will return to Madison to relate the story of how an MKG member wound up working for one of the most influential publishing houses in the area of fiberarts. Elizabeth is an MFA graduate in design from UW-Madison and is currently working at Interweave Press as assistant editor for Piecework and Spin-Off magazines. Elizabeth has also taught classes on knitting, spinning, crochet, papermaking, and bookbinding since 2006. Her presentation for MKG will be titled “From the Isthmus to the Front Range.” We look forward to hearing about her journey!


    Vendors:

    Community Projects:

    • Baby Items

    • Blankets (fleece or knit)

    • Hats

    • Socks

    • Scarves/cowls (warm) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless


    Knit Connections: Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 from 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Ravelry: Groups Tutorial and Q&A



    • 03/16/2018
    • 03/18/2018

    More detail to follow...

    • 04/09/2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Program: Reimagining Knitting


    Speaker: Nicky Epstein


    Nicky Epstein will be joining us to present to the April Guild meeting. Due to her popularity as a speaker, this meeting will be restricted to MKG members. A true “Knitterati,” Nicky is one of the most beloved knitting designers and teachers working today. The author of more than 25 books, Nicky has turned her creative talents to such varied topics as edgings, knitted embellishments, flowers, high fashion knits, knitted “critters,” and doll clothes. For more about Nicky and her work, visit her website.


    While she is in Madison, join Nicky for one of her wildly popular half-day classes. Nicky will be teaching “Knitting Block by Block” and “Knitting Cord Class” on Saturday April 7. “Edgings/Flowers” and “Knit a Square, Create a Critter” will be offered on Sunday, April 8. We expect Nicky’s classes will fill quickly, so plan ahead.


    Vendors:

    Community Projects:

    • Scarves/cowls (lightweight fashion) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless


    Knit Connections: Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 from 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Mini Skein Show & Tell



    • 05/14/2018
    • 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:


    Community Projects:

    • Toys (critters, balls, etc.)

    • Scarves/cowls (lightweight fashion) for women who have experienced domestic abuse or who are homeless


    Knit Connections: Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 from 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Brown Bag Exchange Return



Past events

11/13/2017 November Guild Meeting--MEMBERS ONLY
11/13/2017 Knit Connections: Mini-Skein Swap
11/13/2017 Double Knitting Off the Grid
11/13/2017 Multi-Color Double Knitting
11/12/2017 Two Pattern Double Knitting
11/12/2017 Introduction to Double Knitting
11/05/2017 Bohus KAL Meeting
11/04/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Math for Knitters with Mary Hamel
10/24/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares with Sandy Gordon
10/14/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese-Style Knitting with Mary Jo Harris
10/10/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables with Sandy Gordon
10/09/2017 October Guild Meeting- MEMBERS ONLY
10/09/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Taking our Measurements with Margy Blanchard
10/09/2017 Helen Allen Textile Collection Tour
10/09/2017 Helen Allen Textile Collection Tour
10/02/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting with Mary Jo Harris
09/30/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Lace: How to Read a Chart with Barbara Rottman
09/24/2017 Bohus KAL Kickoff
09/11/2017 September Guild Meeting
09/09/2017 WALK & KNIT RELAY
08/14/2017 Summer Knitting
08/05/2017 STITCHES MIDWEST
07/17/2017 Summer Knitting
06/16/2017 STITCH 'N PITCH WITH THE MALLARDS
05/08/2017 May Guild Meeting -- Members Only
05/08/2017 Member Stash Sale
05/06/2017 SPRING SAFARI 2017
04/10/2017 April Guild Meeting
04/10/2017 Stories in Stitches Sampler
04/10/2017 Lithuanian Beaded Wristwarmers
04/09/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
03/26/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
03/17/2017 Knit-In!
03/13/2017 March Guild Meeting -- Members Only
03/04/2017 MAD ROLLIN' DOLLS ~ ROLLER DERBY BOUT
02/22/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
02/19/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
02/15/2017 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 2
02/13/2017 February Guild Meeting
01/25/2017 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 1
01/22/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
01/20/2017 Winter Retreat 2017
01/09/2017 January Guild Meeting
12/12/2016 December Guild Meeting
12/11/2016 Deck the Halls
12/11/2016 Embellished Knitting
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
10/10/2016 Brown Bag Exchange: 2-Color Knitting
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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