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

Registration closes March 1, 2018.

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

Sunday Morning & All-Day Classes

    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Mendota 6 - 1st floor
    • 12
    Register

    Description: Sheep around the world are beautifully diverse. Join us for an introduction to a range of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their wool. You will have a chance to handle fleeces and yarns from primitive, longwool, down-type, medium, and finewool sheep. Kate will offer tips on choosing the right wool type for your next project and resources for finding breed-specific fibers. Leave class with a notebook of the breeds covered in class and a better understanding of how wool type impacts the durability, resilience, and drape of your textiles. 

    Bring your spindle or wheel, knitting needles or crochet hook, to sample fibers and yarns. This workshop is open to knitters, crocheters, and spinners alike.

    Skill Level: Beginning knitting, crochet, or spinning skills.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: A range of knitting needle or crochet hook sizes. Supplies for spinners: Several spindles or a spinning wheel and its parts; handcards (some will be available to borrow.)

    Materials Fee: $15



    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Monona - 2nd floor
    • 9
    Register

    Description: Learn how to knit the Wizzpopper shawl, a raglan style shawl with an attached edging. Techniques learned include a garter tab cast on, raglan shaping on shawls, and an attached edging. All techniques will be taught on a mini doll shawl. Class comes with a copy of the full size shawl to knit for yourself.

    Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: 150 yards of DK weight yarn and needles to match

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Wingra - 2nd floor
    • 6
    Register

    Description: Pull together 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn to make a pair of beautiful color work fingerless mitts in class. We will work on the corrugated rib, the Latvian braid and the two-handed color work technique during class. Susan provides lots of large and small group demonstrations and individual attention during class. Students are walked through skills and everyone succeeds. Students are provided the recipe for the mitts but you get to create your own version. Lots of options and charts and examples will be shared in class to help you pick and choose your own mitt adventure! You will leave a much more confident colorwork knitter.

    Skill Level: Ability to knit and purl and cast on

    Homework: Gather the required materials, check your gauge and come to class   ready to create and have fun!

    Tools Needed: 150-200 yards of worsted weight yarn is more than enough to complete a pair in any size, at least 2 contrasting colors or more!, US 7/4.5mm double-pointed needles or another technique for working in the round on a small number of stitches, Ruler or tape measure, Yarn needle, Stitch markers (one detachable for the beginning of the round, one marker to go, on the needle for the thumb gusset stitches), Scrap yarn

    Materials Fee: None




    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Waubesa - 2nd floor
    • 3
    Register

    Description: In this fun workshop, Laura will work with you on designing your own cowl! We’ll look at construction of cowls, both flat, in the round, and moebius. After going over some basic background knowledge on cowl shaping, we’ll start to play with stitches and talk about how to convert them to work with your design. Finally, we’ll talk about edgings and how to incorporate them. By the end of class, you will be ready to cast on for your very own cowl!

    Skill Level: How to knit and purl, the desire to learn!

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Cowl Design handout- supplied by instructor in class, Your favorite swatching yarn and needles for your desired cowl, Pencils, erasers, graph paper, and an open mind!

    Optional: Favorite Stitch Dictionaries

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Kegonsa - 2nd floor
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Description: There are so many wonderful knitting tricks that make our lives better. Over the years of knitting and teaching I’ve accumulated quite a few fantastic tricks. I love it when I’m teaching a class and a student declares “I love that tip!”. So, I’ve decided to dig into my knitting bag of tricks and put them all in one class. From how to do a better SSK, make matching size YOs, to how to avoid the gap at the end of a bind off, how to tighten your first stitch, how to make better neck divides, and more. Get ready to find your new favorite knitting tricks!

    Skill Level: Must know how to knit, purl, cast on, bind off, know simple increases and decreases. Having knit at least one sweater or followed an accessory pattern helpful but not required.

    Homework: 

    Swatch #1

    CO 28 stitches

    Row 1 *K3, P2 *, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, K3

    Row 2 *P3, k2*, rep from * to * to last 3 stitches, P3.

    Repeat Rows 1-2 for a couple of inches, working in K3, P2 rib, do not bind off, we will be working this swatch. End with a WS row (ready to work a RS row)

    Swatch #2

    Cast on 24 stitches, work 2 inches in plain stockinette (NO GARTER EDGE), enough to get a sense of your knitting style. Do not bind off, we will be working this swatch. End with a

    WS row (ready to work a RS row)

    Tools Needed: Worsted or chunky weight yarn, LIGHT COLOR. Small separate ball of yarn. Needles – appropriate for yarn.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Board Room - 2nd floor
    • 6
    Register

    Description: Using a solid 10.5” wooden frame loom, participants will learn to weave a square with a continuous strand of cotton yarn. The completed square makes a superb dishcloth. Participants will learn to weave using a simple crochet hook. The weaving technique learned in class can be used to complete a single square for a dishcloth. Loom works best with worsted weight yarn—cotton or wool. Multiple squares can be joined for larger projects. 

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Loom and yarn will be provided for class use. Loom may be purchased from instructor for $45.

    Materials Fee: $3 materials fee to yarn for class, handout/class notes.



    • 03/18/2018
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
    • Mendota 8 - 1st floor
    • 7
    Register

    Description: Learn the basic needle tatting techniques for rings and chains. Create a small coaster during this class.

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: DMC thread size #10, Tatting shuttle needle for Size #10 (generally come in a set of 3 for various sizes of yarn), Scissors, Pencil to keep track of your place on the pattern

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/18/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mendota 7 - 1st floor
    • 13
    Register

    Description: If you love color and want to bring more color into your yarns and knitting, knowing how to create ombre, gradient, and marled yarns will broaden your spinner’s toolbox! Learn techniques on blending boards, blending hackles, and the drum carder for preparing fibers that will give you color control in your spinning and result in yarns with clear, lively color, perfect for knitting.

    Skill Level: Student should be comfortable spinning wool.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Spinning wheel/bobbins in excellent operating condition. Optional: if students have their own drumcarder, blending board, or hackles that they would prefer to work with, feel free to bring them. There is no preparation needed for this workshop.

    Materials Fee: $15.00 covers a generous supply of dyed spinning fibers and workshop handouts.

    • 03/18/2018
    • 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • Mendota 5 - 1st floor
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Description: Weave a traditional market basket...good to carry just about anything in! And, great for a farmers' market or carrying your current WIP!

    Skill Level: Beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Instructor will provide tools needed

    Materials Fee: $25.00 


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