Online Registration opens December 16 for MKG members and January 1 for non-members.

Registration closes March 1, 2021.

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

Sunday Morning & All-Day Classes

    • 03/21/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - Link to follow
    • 8
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    Description: Learn the fascinating 400-year-old Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts.  Working in the round, the techniques covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the "O" stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.  The Herringbone Braid is an optional addition.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball if it is not already a pull-skein.  Find both ends of the ball before class.

    Tools Needed:
    • Yarn: No single ply yarns.  Around 4 oz. light colored worsted weight wool yarn, preferably light colored.  The skein must be wound as a center-pull ball because you will be working with both ends.  
    • 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight for cast on edge and edge finish.  Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns.  Four-ply yarns show the textures best.
    • Needles: One set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size US 6 (4mm).
    • Notions: Tapestry needle and stitch markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, sticky notes or a magnetic board to keep one's place on the chart

    Materials Fee: None

      

    • 03/21/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 14
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    Description:  Take some tilty squares and triangles, add a fancy French name, and you get a totally addicting stitch pattern! Whether they lean to the right or to the left, whether they’re right side up or upside down, you’ll have all of the building blocks you need to make any entrelac pattern. Bonus skill: knitting backward!

    Skill Level: Advanced beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: 50 grams smooth, light colored, worsted weight yarn; US 7 (4.5 mm) needles; 4 stitch markers.

    Materials Fee: None

      

    • 03/21/2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 13
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    Description: Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but are mystified about how to accomplish them?  In this class, you will learn the classic technique of knitting Argyle flat, along with a seaming method that makes the seam nearly invisible and not bulky. Students will make an Argyle sample swatch, learning how to wrap yarns to prevent holes, how to add in bobbins, and other Argyle tips and tricks.   You will also learn the calculations to design your own Argyle diamond patterns for different gauges. Discover the fun of watching these diamonds grow, but beware, Argyle can become addictive!

    Skill Level: Participants must be able to cast on (long-tail cast on preferable) and work knit, purl, k2 tog and SSK without assistance.

    Homework: Make two stockinette swatches with any worsted wt wool yarn: CO 16 sts and work 20 rows. Bind off and block.   You will use these swatches to practice the seaming.

    Tools Needed: Straight needles, Size 5 (or 16” circular can be used to knit flat).  DK wt wool yarn, 4 colors. 25 grams of main color, 10 grams of CC #1 (for diamond), 10 grams of CC #2 (for diamond), 7 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross), highlighter tape or post-it notes, locking stitch markers or knitters' pins, tapestry needle that will work with DK weight yarn.  The Criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors. Small knitting bobbins (EZ Bobs recommended).

    Materials Fee: None

       

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