Guild Events

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

Events listed on the Guild Events calendar are provided or sponsored by MKG.

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

    • 04/24/2019
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • 0
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    Learn how to make simple vertical and horizontal buttonholes --as well as a tailored buttonhole!  Discussion will focus on when to use various types of buttonholes and how to space buttonholes.

    Teacher: Barbara Rottman

    Required advance work:  none

    Supplies: worsted weight yarn and appropriate size needles

    Experience level required: beginner to advanced

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    • 04/30/2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lakeview Public Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave, Madison
    • 8

    Knitting the Sock with the Perfect Fit!                                 

    Socks are popular knits for all the obvious reasons: takes one skein of yarn, small project, a (relatively) quick knit and the perfect size to carry around and knit on the go. Knitting socks is also practical; socks keep your feet warm. A well fitted hand-knit sock is sublime. Once you experience the perfectly fitted sock: slides over your foot, fitting like a second skin, but soft and warm, you will never wear commercially sized socks again.

    How do you obtain the perfectly fitted sock?

    Know what to measure, where to measure and how to turn those measurements into the number of stitches to cast on. Review of heels, cast ons and knitting in the round.


    Knit a swatch in stockinette. I recommend using a sock yarn (fingering weight) and a needle size between 1.75 mm and 2.5 mm. The swatch needs to have a horizontal measurement of 5 inches and a vertical measurement of 3 inches (3 inches minimum, 5 inches is better).  Wash the swatch following the care instructions on the yarn label. It is important that the swatch is washed in the same manner you will wash the finished socks.

    Necessary Materials:

    a sheet of copier paper (white) (8x11)
    tape measurer
    needles appropriate to DK or worsted yarn
    DK or worsted yarn (partial skein, enough to practice cast on)
    If you like to take notes, bring a notebook and pencil/pen
    The Homework!

    Skill Level:

    -appropriate for beginners, must be able to knit a swatch in stockinette stitch.

    Instructor: Kim Langley

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    • 05/04/2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Conference Room at Beans & Cream Coffee & Bakehouse, 1120 W. Main St., Sun Prairie
    • 5

    Learn Steeking!

    Steeking is the process of cutting a garment that you have knit in the round in order to create an opening in the fabric. The opening can be the front of a cardigan or an armhole.

    In this class you will learn the crochet chain method of securing the stitches in the steek, how to cut the steek and how to pick up the stitches.


    Using worsted weight, 100% wool (do NOT use superwash, a smooth wool works best), cast on 48 stitches using a US 8 (5mm) needle. Join and knit in the round, placing marker. Knit in stockinette until tube is 5 inches when measured from cast on. Bind off, block lightly.

    Supplies for Class:

    -bring your knit tube!

    -tapestry needle

    -Approximately 3 yards of 100% wool yarn in a contrasting color, yarn should be lighter than worsted weight (Sport weight works well. I will have extra, if you do not have this).

    -sharp pointed scissors

    -stitch markers

    -US8 (5mm) double pointed needles

    -crochet hook, size E or F

    Skill Level

    This is an advanced beginner class.

    Skills required:cast on stitches, knit in the round (whatever method suits you: double point needles, magic loop, two circular needles, etc), bind off

    Ability to crochet is helpful but not necessary.

    Instructor: Marcia Bolles

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    • 05/13/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    • Board Election

    • Brown Bag Exchange & Reveal

    • Door Prizes

    • Etc.

    Vendors: TBA

    Community Projects:

    • Toys (critters, balls, etc.) for the Monona Library Program.
    • Lightweight scarves & cowls for women who have experienced domestic abuse or are homeless

    Knit Connections: 5:45-6:15 PM, Room 122, Brown Bag Exchange & Reveal


    The May 2019 newsletter  will have more information.

Past events

04/18/2019 Neighborhood Knits - Reviewing Fundamentals
04/09/2019 Neighborhood Knits - Lace: How to Read a Chart with Barbara Rottman
04/08/2019 April Guild Meeting
04/08/2019 Member Stash Sale 2019
04/07/2019 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
03/15/2019 MKG Knit-In 2019
03/11/2019 March Guild Meeting
02/28/2019 50th Anniversary Tours at the Helen Louise Textile Collection
02/17/2019 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
02/11/2019 February Guild Meeting
01/20/2019 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
01/14/2019 January Guild Meeting
01/11/2019 Winter Retreat 2019
12/16/2018 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
12/10/2018 December Guild Meeting
12/08/2018 Introduction to Brioche
12/08/2018 Introduction to Brioche
11/18/2018 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
11/15/2018 Cast On!
11/12/2018 November Guild Meeting--Members Only
11/11/2018 Lace from the Inside Out- Romi Hill
11/11/2018 LaceHacker- Romi Hill
11/10/2018 Lace & Cable Surgery - Romi Hill
11/10/2018 Introduction to Steeking
11/10/2018 Shapely Shawls -Romi Hill
11/07/2018 Cast On!
10/28/2018 All Thumbs - Variations for Mittens
10/27/2018 Introduction to Color Knitting
10/24/2018 Mitered Square Basics with Sandy Gordon
10/23/2018 Introduction to Steeking
10/21/2018 2018-2019 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
10/13/2018 Yarn and Hops
10/10/2018 Mitered Square Basics with Sandy Gordon
10/08/2018 October Guild Meeting--Members Only
10/08/2018 Socktastic Stitch Patterns - JC Briar
10/08/2018 Slick Set-In Sleeves - JC Briar
10/07/2018 Lace That Grows - JC Briar
10/07/2018 Mapping Lace Scarves - JC Briar
09/26/2018 Entrelac Basics with Sandy Gordon -
09/20/2018 Bind Offs: firm, loose, stretchy
09/16/2018 2018-2019 KAL: Lace (& Lace-ness)
09/10/2018 September Guild Meeting
08/04/2018 STITCHES MIDWEST 2018
07/09/2018 Summer Knitting
07/06/2018 Summer Music in the Park
06/19/2018 Entrelac Basics with Sandy Gordon -
06/13/2018 Short Rows – How to execute and implement - with Kim Langley-
06/11/2018 Summer Knitting
05/19/2018 Cast On! - Useful Cast On Techniques -
05/14/2018 May Guild Meeting--MEMBERS ONLY
04/28/2018 Learn Steeking! -
04/14/2018 Short Rows – How to execute and implement - with Kim Langley-
04/09/2018 April Guild Meeting-MEMBERS ONLY
04/08/2018 Knit a Square, Create a Cuddly Creature
04/08/2018 Edgings/Flowers/Embellishments
04/07/2018 Fantastic French Cord (aka:I-Cord)
04/07/2018 Knitting Block by Block
03/16/2018 MKG Knit-In 2018
03/12/2018 March Guild Meeting
02/12/2018 February Guild Meeting
01/19/2018 Winter Retreat 2018
01/08/2018 January Guild Meeting
12/11/2017 December Guild Meeting
12/03/2017 Bohus KAL Meeting
11/19/2017 Neighborhood Knits - Finishing help in time for the Holidays!
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
09/24/2017 Bohus KAL Kickoff
09/11/2017 September Guild Meeting
09/09/2017 WALK & KNIT RELAY
08/14/2017 Summer Knitting
07/17/2017 Summer Knitting
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
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
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
02/13/2016 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
11/16/2015 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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