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    • 07/06/2017
    • 07/10/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    Meg Swansen covers updated details of Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction plus color-patterns, steeks, and assorted techniques and tricks. There will be small project handouts from which to knit during the session, plus optional Show-and-Tell. We recommend reading at least one of Elizabeth Zimmermann's five books prior to your arrival, or watching some of her DVDs. Attendees must have at least a basic knowledge of knitting (cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, cast-off) and preferably will have completed some garments. We also ask attendees to arrive with plenty of technique questions; camp is part-instruction/part-Q&A that stimulates conversation. We are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/13/2017
    • 07/17/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 2.75 will include Show-and-Tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2017: At the Museum) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/20/2017
    • 07/24/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    At Camp Retreat 2, we will review Elizabeth Zimmermann's Percentage System (EPS) for circular, seamless garment construction, as well as other techniques touched on in Camp 1. For those knitters already familiar with EPS and Elizabeth's books, we will explore additional territory based on questions and offer handouts for small projects to knit during class. In past years, we have covered topics such as: double knitting, lace knitting, Armenian knitting, twisted stitch, two-end knitting, Fair Isle knitting and more. As usual, camp is part instruction based and part discussion based. We rely on knitters to bring their technique questions, and we are prepared to converse about any or all techniques the group wishes to discuss.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 07/27/2017
    • 07/31/2017
    • Marshfield, WI

    2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

    Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen, who offers four sessions Thursday through Monday during four weekends in July.

    Join Meg Swansen at Knitting Camp in Marshfield, WI where you can fill your toolbox with valuable skills, and  have the opportunity to see iconic original knits by Elizabeth Zimmermann and Meg Swansen.  

    A mixture of intermediate and expert knitters; Retreat 3 will include show-and-tell, mini-workshops by camp teachers and volunteer participants, group discussions, and a contest (Contest 2017:Poetry) to highlight the session. This retreat is based almost entirely on discussion and Q&A.

    At Knitting Camp, you can completely immerse yourself in knitting.  Sharing and learning from other campers helps forge lasting friendships bonded by cherished memories. Register early to ensure a seat at this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

    • 09/09/2017
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jefferson County Fair Park, 503 N. Jackson St, Jefferson WI

       WALK & KNIT RELAY    

    Saturday, September 9 4pm

    Join a team and extend your fun at the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival

    ***Team registration closed 8/15**

    There is still time to volunteer

    Contact Jane Grogan:janegro@yahoo.com

    Sign up to get a spot on an official MKG team.  Cost is only $5 (members and non-members, no paypal surcharge)  You can find three friends and create your own team, or get a random assignment to a team.

    Each team member will walk one lap (approximately 100 yards) while knitting in stockinette stitch on circular needles.

    Team points are awarded based on the number of stitches knit and on the  time to walk the course and then points will be deducted for errors (dropped stitches, etc). 

    You do not need to be either a fast walker or fast knitter to participate.  You do need to like to have fun!

    Besides being a source of great fun and laughter, this event raises money to fund wool activities at the Festival for kids. 

    If you like to have fun but don't want to do the walking & knitting, contact Jane Grogan (janegro@yahoo.com).  There are many "behind the scenes" opportunities.

    Mark your calendar and plan to come watch the event.  Don't miss out on this fun!


     

     

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