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.


Sunday Afternoon Classes

    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Board Room
    • 13
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    Description: Do you hate using double pointed needles?  Or not made things like hats, sock, and mittens because double pointed needles scare you?  In this class we’ll explore ways to knit small circles in the round WITHOUT using traditional double pointed needles.  A basic fingerless mitts pattern will be provided for everyone to practice on.

    Items that will be covered in this class include:

    • Knitting in the Round ‘Requirements’
    • How to ‘KIR’ using two circular needles
    • How to ‘KIR’ using one LONG circular needle
    • How to use flexible double pointed or ‘L -shaped’ needles

    Skill Level: Know how to cast on, bind off, knit, and purl

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Worsted weight yarn; either two size 6 circular needles – of varying lengths, size 6 flexible or L-shaped double pointed needles, or a size 6 circular needle that is 40” or longer; usual knitting supplies.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 6
    • 19
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    Description: Using a chain stitch and double crochet, this technique gives great texture and can be used in pixel (picture) crochet patterns. In class a small project will be created that covers, increasing length and width, decreasing length and width, and color changes. This technique can be a great take-along using a single color and can be very complex with many, many color changes; from baby blankets and shawls to full size bed coverings; can be a great stash-buster too!

    Skill Level: Basic crochet ability.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: 2 colors of yarn, one to be background and one for the pattern. Gauge is not critical.  Sport weight with size E-4 to 7 crochet hook orOR DK with size 7 to I-9 crochet hook. We will be using a chart (for color) so you may want to bring along a chart minder.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 8
    • 12
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    Description: Zig, Zag, Zow! This cuff of many colors can be worked flat or in the round. It incorporates knits and purls while working intarsia-style. It makes a bold statement for the edge of a mitten, sock, or hat.

    Skill Level: Intermediate experience level is recommended for this class.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: 

    • 4 yarns of similar weight (either sport weight OR worsted weight).
    • Needles of an appropriate size for the selected yarn will be needed in single points (for working flat) or double points (dp, for working in the round).  Two circular needles or one long circular for magic loop can be used in place of dp, if preferred.

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 5
    • 9
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    Description: This jewelry accessory has many uses.  Learn how to wet felt gorgeous dyed superfine Merino roving into approximately 48- and 60-inch cords.  The cords can be used as a one or two loop necklace, a multi-wrap bracelet, a base for a jewelry focal point, a band around a hat or boots, and more.

    Skill Level: No experience necessary.  Some upper body strength is needed for rolling the felt, but I can usually adapt for you to have a good wet felting experience.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Please bring an old hand towel and a plastic bag.

    Materials Fee: $12 for wool to make two cords, and use of all felting tools and materials.




    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Monona
    • 23
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    Description: Embrace your inner child and explore color quickly using coloring pages. We will view examples of the fundamental concepts of color interaction and theory. During the presentation, everyone can relax and color some classic knitting motifs. We will take time to relax and explore color combinations without the expense of yarn and the time intensive process of swatching.

    In the second half of the class, we discuss everyone's colored pages and use our new vocabulary to express how we feel about our coloring choices. As a group, we get to see a diverse range of palettes and how pattern is changed by color.

    Skill Level: None

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Paper for taking notes, pen/pencil.

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Waubesa
    • 12
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    Description: Question: When is a cast-on not the beginning of a project? Answer: When a provisional cast on is used.

    A provisional cast-on is a temporary cast-on that will eventually be removed to release live stitches so knitting can continue is the opposite direct of the original knitting. The reason(s) for using a provisional cast-on may vary from project to project but having this handy skill in your kitting repertoire can give you knitting options not otherwise available with a normal cast-on.

    In class you will learn several ways to cast-on provisionally. From there we will consider when, where, why, and in what circumstances it might be beneficial to use a provisional cast on.

    Skill Level: Know how to cast on/bind off, knit/purl

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Cascade 220 or similar, smooth worsted wt. yarn light color; Cascade 220 or similar, smooth worsted wt. yarn contrasting color; small amount of sock or fingering weight scrap yarn; yarn needle; size G or H crochet hook (some hooks will be available in class for use); scissors or snips

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Wingra
    • 15
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    Description: Explore the possibilities of this simple designer's building block. Learn several versions using color, texture, and more! Best of all, since each successive square is built directly onto a previous one, no sewing is required. (Read that: You might actually finish a blanket rather than store individual blocks in a drawer for eternity.) Bonus: Mitered squares are ideal for stashbusting.  

    Skill Level: Basic knitting skills.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Worsted weight yarn in at least two sharply contrasting colors, approximately 100 yds of each; size 8 US circular knitting needle, 24" long; scissors.

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/17/2019
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kegonsa
    • 15
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    Description: Join Susan B. Anderson in this brand new workshop that explores bottom-up seamless toy knitting!

    Little Owl is a simple and fun bottom-up seamless toy that will be worked on during class. The toy is a skill-building exercise. During class we will discuss and have demonstrations about toy knitting techniques including face embroidery, stuffing and gauge tips, care and washing tips for knit toys, and all sorts of little tips and tricks. Susan will cover Kitchener stitch with a clever tip for memorizing, several different ways to pick up stitches and knit directly onto toys so they become seamless, and many more finishing and toy-techniques.  Pattern will be provided to students in class.

    Skill Level: Knitting in the round on a small number of stitches on double-pointed needles.

    Homework:  Bring the necessary materials and come ready to work.  Complete the Body and Head pattern before class.  This part of the pattern will be emailed to you after you sign up for the class.

    Tools Needed and Project Information:  Finished measurement: 4 ½ inches tall; Yarn: Light worsted or DK weight; Main Color MC (body): 50 yards; Contrast Color CC1 (head and ears): 50 yards Contrast Color CC2 (feet and beak): 20 yards; 

    Needles: US size 4, set of 4 double-pointed needles or size to obtain gauge; Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch. Fiberfill, small baggie-full; yarn needle; scrap yarn; open stitch markers; black embroidery floss; embroidery needle; white thread and a sewing needle to match felt.   Susan will provide the white felt for the eyes!

    Materials Fee: None