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
    • 11
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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
    • 18
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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
    • 7
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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
    • 8
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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
    • 21
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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