Online Registration opens November 1 for MKG members 
and November 15 for non-members.

Registration closes March 1, 2019.

Madison Knitters' Guild has a "no refund" policy.


Saturday Afternoon Classes

    • 03/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mendota 6
    • 8
    Register

    Description: We all have a stash, be it 6 leftover balls or 600 skeins! We buy the yarn because it speaks to us. It comes into the house as a cherished new family member but sooner or later it is relegated to a bin or closet. Occasionally we visit it and dream of what it could be and promise that soon we’ll be back with that perfect project, repeat.

    Using some simple tools and a few hours, you can soon be using that stash and create some gorgeous projects. Projects you knew were possible but hidden. You will also get your yarns, books and patterns organized (read. . . being able to locate them!)  Since I’ve worked with these tools, my knitting and crocheting have really taken off and the feeling of liberation from that “stash guilt” is unparalleled.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed:

    • Bring your laptop, ipad, notebook computer (if a camera is available on the device, even better, but not necessary). Also bring a mouse, if you use, and a power cord, if you need; prefer if all devices can be fully charged if possible. Student must be able to connect their device to the wifi system.
    • 1 book AND 1 magazine AND 1 pattern. (Knitting and/or crocheting and/or weaving and/or spinning)
    • At least 2 different brands of yarns with 1 brand in 2 or more colors (ex., 1 Rowan in green; 2 Brown Sheep in red and blue)
    • One set of knitting needles (ex. Size 8) AND 1 crochet hook (ex. G)

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Waubesa
    • 12
    Register

    Description: Pockets are found in most garments but rarely in sweaters. Why not add a pocket or two to your knitted garments? In class, we will explore a variety of pocket shapes, styles, how to add them to finished garments, and how to add them while you are knitting your garment.

    Snip and ravel afterthought pockets, added-stitch contiguous pockets, and integrated afterthought pockets are some of the methods you will learn to add pocket of any size, shape, or style.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Homework: Using worsted weight yarn, make a stockinette swatch 24 stitches and 8 inches long.

    Tools Needed:  Smooth light colored worsted weight yarn; fingering or sock weight yarn in highly contrasting color; 1 set of dpns size 6 (size 6 circular needles is ok); 1 set of dpns size 3; tapestry needle or yarn needle; 1 crochet hook size F or G; scissors

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/16/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Wingra
    • 18
    Register

    Description: In this fun hands-on workshop, learn now designers use fully fashioned shaping to create flattering sweaters. No matter your shape, use your knitting prowess to create knockout pieces that fit and flatter.

    Skill Level: Basic knitting skills

    Homework:

    Swatch #1: With smooth light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 17 sts.

    Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; repeat from the * across, ending with k1.

    Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from the * across, ending with p1.

    Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four times total. Slip sts onto a holder.

    Swatch #2: With smooth light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 35 sts.

    Row 1 (RS): *K1, p1; repeat from the * across, ending with k1.

    Row 2: *P1, k1; repeat from the * across, ending with p1.

    Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four times total.

    Row 9: K4, p3, k4, p3, k7, p3, k4, p3, k4.

    Row 10: P4, k3, p4, k3, p7, k3, p4, k3, p4. Slip sts onto a holder.

    Swatch #3: With smooth light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 6 needles, cast on 25 sts. Slip sts onto a holder.

    Swatch #4: With smooth light-colored worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles, cast on 42 sts.

    Row 1 (RS): *K2, p2; repeat from the * across, ending with k2.

    Row 2: *P2, k2; repeat from the * across, ending with p2.

    Repeat Rows 1 and 2 four times total. Slip sts onto a holder.

    Tools Needed: Four homework swatches with extra yarn; size 8 knitting needles; size 5 dpns; four split ring stitch markers; sticky notes.

    Materials Fee: None