Guild Events

Below is a calendar of events that are offered by the guild.

Cancellation Policy: There is no refund on registration fees. While we understand that circumstances may arise that cause your plans to change, we must adhere to a business policy. Because it is impossible for Madison Knitters Guild to favor one individual situation or circumstance over another, we adhere to our policy in all situations and make no exceptions to our cancellation policy. We offer a forum where you can post notices to find a substitute. 

Upcoming events

    • 10/10/2016
    • 05/08/2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Brown Bag Exchange

    Join the fun!

    Join the popular Brown Bag Exchange where you knit a project for a mystery member and someone else knits for you!  Pick up a mystery bag at the October 10, 2016 Guild Meeting.  All will be revealed at the May 8, 2017 Guild Meeting.

    Register here so that you receive regular updates, reminders and news about the Brown Bag Exchange. 

    For more details, see the October 2016 Kniters Knews newsletter.


    • 02/22/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library - 5530 Lacy Road
    • 5

    Learn basic cable stitch and several variations and how to read cable diagrams.  We will also discuss various projects for cables. Homework will be sent with registration confirmation.

    Homework:  Create a swatch: using a smooth, light colored medium weight yarn, cast on 30 stitches on straight/circular needles (size 6-9). Knit in stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row) for 5 rows. Leave stitches live on a needle.

    Bring your swatch with stitches live on the needles and a set of double pointed needles the same size (or smaller) OR bring a cable needle with you to class.

    Teacher: Sandy Gordon




    • 03/04/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
    • Alliant EnergyCenter
    • 27

    Join us to watch the Mad Rollin' Dolls in full costume and attitude at the March 4  bout at the Alliant Energy Center.

    This is a TRIPLE HEADER (more banging and slamming for your buck).  The event is titled "She Blinded Me with Science" featuring the Dairyland Dolls.  The doors open at 4 with the first skate at 4:15...come early or come when you can...there will be lots of action in this triple header!

    Tickets for the bout are only $10.50 (Note there is a separate parking fee due upon entry) .

    Register online by February 25,2017 to secure your reserved seat.  You can register for a guest--non-members are welcome!

    Register online and pay via PayPal or pay by check sent to: Jane Grogan, 4810 Odana Road, Madison WI 53711

    Tickets will be available for pickup at the WillCall table on the day of the event.

    Forward any questions to: Jane Grogan at janegro@yahoo.com or by telephone 608/279-2591.

    Want to knit with the Dolls? Come to our events to knit for American Family Children's Hospital

    Knit with MRD, Session 1 January 25

    Knit with MRD, Session 2 February 15

     

     

     

       

     

     
    • 03/13/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711



    Speaker: Lucy Neatby

    The Nautical Knitter

    Community Projects: 
    Shawls, lap blankets, tactile balls

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Magic Loop (sock swatches), 2 circs and DPN's




    • 03/17/2017
    • 03/19/2017
    • Alliant Energy Center, Madison WI


    An annual winter event hosted by Madison Knitters' Guild.

    Registration opens November 1, 2016 for Guild members and November 15, 2016 for non-members.

    Click here for details.


    • 03/26/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Road, Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53711
    • 67

    March 2017 KAL Meeting

    We will meet to continue working on the sweater and start working on our sock KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    Bring your questions.  We will help each other with collecting measurements, or answering questions on your gauge swatch.  Or perhaps we will admire the progress you are making on your 2 color sweater!

     

    Those knitting socks: 

    You can bring your own pattern.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun knitting on our projects. 

    • 04/09/2017
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Middleton Public Library, 7425 Hubbard Avenue, Middleton, Wisconsin 53562
    • 67

    April 2017 KAL Meeting

    We will meet to continue working on the sweater and start working on our sock KAL for the year!

     

    Those knitting a sweater:

    Bring your questions.  We will help each other with collecting measurements, or answering questions on your gauge swatch.  Or perhaps we will admire the progress you are making on your 2 color sweater!

     

    Those knitting socks: 

    You can bring your own pattern.  Bring yarn, appropriate needles and your good humor.

     

    We will have fun knitting on our projects. 

    • 04/10/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • 18

    Class Title:  Lithuanian Beaded Wristwarmers

    Instructor:  Donna Druchunas

    Cost:  $45 Members, $50 non-members

    Description:  Beads add a fabulous touch! Knowing just the basics of knitting, you can easily create colorful designs with beads. Using only garter stitch and learning how to read and work from beading charts, in this workshop, we will make beautiful jeweled wrist warmer cuffs that are inspired by those popular in Lithuania. We will also learn beautiful crochet trim stitches - with and without beads, for trimming the wrist warmers.

    Experience:  All levels, including beginners, are welcome! If you can do the knit stitch, you can make these beaded wrist warmers.

      Beginner: 1 skein of Cascade 220 (or equivalent worsted-weight wool) in a medium or dark color, size 5 straight or circular needles (see homework)

      Intermediate: 1 skein of Koigu (or equivalent fingering-weight wool) in a medium or dark semi-solid color, or equivalent fingering weight wool yarn, size 1 straight or circular needles (see homework)

      Advanced: 1 skein of a fairly heavy lace-weight wool yarn, something that has some body and is NOT cobweb weight, size 000 needles (see homework)

    Everyone: crochet hook same size as needles or close, basic knitting toolkit, needle nose pliers (optional)

    Homework: CO 30 sts and work in garter stitch for about 3 inches. Make sure your stitches are tight and the fabric is firm. If they are loose and the fabric is soft, try again with smaller needles. Bring the swatch to class.

    Class size:  Maximum of 24

    *The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

     

    • 04/10/2017
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Promega Corporation, 5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • 19

    Class Title:  Stories in Stitches Sampler

    Instructor:  Donna Druchunas

    Cost:  $45 Members, $50 non-members

    Description:   In this workshop, we will learn about stories from knitters around the world, and we will learn to knit a pattern stitch from each region and knit a sampler. Stories and techniques will be different in every workshop, but each class will include topics as diverse as: Bavarian twisted-traveling stitches, Irish cables from the Aran Islands, two-color knitting from Norway, Danish texture patterns, Japanese bobbles, Ukrainian lace, Estonian nupps, Andean popcorn stitch, Lithuanian two-color braids, Latvian fringe cast-on, and Swedish twined knitting.

    Experience:  Intermediate. Knitters should have basic knitting skills plus experience with reading charts.

    Materials:  1 skein of worsted weight yarn (approx 100 yds) for knitting a sampler, size 7 straight or circular needles, basic knitting tools.

    Class size:  Maximum of 24

    *The Madison Knitters' Guild has a no refunds policy.*

     

    • 04/10/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711


    Speaker: Donna Druchunas

    Lituanian Knitting

    Community Projects: 
    BABY ITEMS: bibs, blankets, sweaters, hats, socks, etc.

    Knit Connections:  
    Small pre-meeting discussion in
    Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Yipes: Stripes, Magic Ball and other Color Tricks



    • 05/08/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Program:   Annual Meeting

    Members' Stash Sale
    Board Election
    Brown Bag Exchange reveal
    Door Prizes
    Etc...

    Speaker: 

    None

    Vendors:

    None

    Community Projects: 

    CRITTERS, CRITTERS, CRITTERS for the Monona Library Reading Programs

    Knit Connections:

    Brown Bag Exchange -- Return your bag and retrieve yours in Room 122 between 5:45 and 6:15.  Fashion Show to follow in auditorium.


Past events

02/19/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
02/15/2017 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 2
02/13/2017 February Guild Meeting
01/25/2017 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 1
01/22/2017 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Socks
01/20/2017 Winter Retreat 2017
01/09/2017 January Guild Meeting
12/12/2016 December Guild Meeting
12/11/2016 Deck the Halls
12/11/2016 Embellished Knitting
11/14/2016 November Guild Meeting
11/13/2016 Math for Knitters
11/13/2016 5 Knit Buttonholes You Need to Know Now
11/06/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
11/05/2016 Neigborhood Knits - Crochet for Knitters
10/23/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
10/17/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares
10/15/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Getting Started with Double-Pointed Needles
10/10/2016 October Guild Meeting -- Members Only
10/10/2016 1-Day Sequence Knitting Workshop
10/09/2016 1-Day Sequence Knitting Workshop
09/27/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Two Color Knitting
09/18/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Two Color Knitting (Sweater) AND Mittens
09/12/2016 September Guild Meeting
09/10/2016 WALK & KNIT RELAY
08/07/2016 Stitches Midwest
06/17/2016 STITCH 'N PITCH WITH THE MALLARDS
05/11/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks - The HEEL
05/09/2016 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/09/2016 Member Stash Sale
05/04/2016 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares - 2016
04/29/2016 Neighborhood Knits -An Introduction to One-Color Brioche Knitting
04/27/2016 Neighborhood Knits -Introduction to Sock Darning
04/11/2016 April Guild Meeting
04/11/2016 A Taste of Lace with Andrea Jurgrau, Bad Cat Designs
04/03/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
04/02/2016 Spring Safari to the Vesterheim
03/18/2016 Knit-In 2016
03/14/2016 March Guild Meeting
03/13/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/21/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
02/20/2016 MAD ROLLIN' DOLLS ~ ROLLER DERBY BOUT
02/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 2
02/08/2016 February Guild Meeting
01/22/2016 Winter Retreat 2016
01/13/2016 Mad Rollin' Dolls Knitting Session 1
01/11/2016 January Guild Meeting
01/10/2016 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/14/2015 December Guild Meeting
12/13/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
12/09/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Mittens-Let's Knit a Little Thumb
11/30/2015 Neighborhood Knits -Ravelry 101
11/18/2015 Neighborhood Knits -3 Ways to Create Buttonholes
11/16/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet an Ornament Cover
11/15/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
11/09/2015 November Guild Meeting
11/04/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Head's Up--Hat Knitting Skills
10/29/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
10/23/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
10/18/2015 Knit Along (KAL) Top Down Sweater
10/14/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
10/12/2015 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/12/2015 The Edge of Color
10/12/2015 Embellishing Knits
10/06/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables - October 6, 2015
10/03/2015 Vogue Knitting Live! Chicago Bus Trip
09/19/2015 All About the Scalloped Edge: Finishing a Traditional Haapsalu Shawl or Scarf
09/19/2015 Nordic Color--Roositud, An Inlay Technique From Estonia
09/18/2015 Estonian Cuffs
09/17/2015 Traditional Estonian Mittens
09/14/2015 September Guild Meeting
08/22/2015 Secrets of the MKG Website or Everything you wanted to know but didn't know how to ask . . .
08/05/2015 Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection Private Showing
07/07/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Making Magic Balls
06/26/2015 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
05/11/2015 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
04/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Crochet a Snowflake
04/18/2015 Knitting Safari - Spring 2015
04/13/2015 April Guild Meeting
03/28/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
03/21/2015 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
03/09/2015 March Guild Meeting
02/20/2015 2015 Knit-In
02/09/2015 February Guild Meeting
01/12/2015 January Guild Meeting
12/14/2014 Knit Along - Sweater Shaping
12/01/2014 December Guild Meeting
11/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Loop Method for Socks
11/17/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
11/16/2014 Knit Along - Casting on our Sweaters
11/10/2014 November Guild Meeting
11/10/2014 Fresh Fair Isle
11/09/2014 Scandinavian Colorwork
11/09/2014 Two Color Knitting - Let's Begin
11/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 2 of 2)
10/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - I-Cord Cowl: An Introduction to I-Cord (class 1 of 2)
10/25/2014 Vogue Knitting Live in Chicago
10/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Math for Knitters
10/19/2014 Knit Along - Checking our Swatches
10/13/2014 October Guild Meeting (Members Only)
10/13/2014 Lace Techniques
10/12/2014 The Final Touch: Finishing Class
10/10/2014 Design Master Class
09/21/2014 Knit Along - Taking our Measurements
09/08/2014 September Guild Meeting
08/11/2014 August Bonus Guild Meeting
08/09/2014 Stitches Midwest
06/28/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Summer Shawl Party
06/18/2014 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/07/2014 Knitting Safari 2014 Minneapolis
05/31/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese-style Knitting
05/12/2014 May Guild Meeting (Members Only)
05/03/2014 Double Knitting Inside Out
04/29/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Cables
04/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Magic Circular Cast-On
04/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mobius Cast On
04/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Judy's Magic Cast On
04/14/2014 April Guild Meeting
04/13/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Getting Picked Up!
04/08/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mitered Squares
04/07/2014 Neighborhood Knits - The Essential Hat
04/05/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Jogless Knitting in the Round
03/14/2014 A Night with Franklin Habit
03/14/2014 2014 Knit-In March 14-16
03/12/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Keep Calm and Cast On - Teaching Others to Knit
03/10/2014 March Guild Meeting
02/27/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (2 of 2)
02/20/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Socks (1 of 2)
02/15/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Mattress Stitch
02/10/2014 February Guild Meeting
01/22/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Principles of Color For Knitters
01/19/2014 Neighborhood Knits - Kitchener Secrets
01/13/2014 January Guild Meeting
12/09/2013 December Guild Meeting
12/08/2013 Knit Along - Fit to Flatter
11/13/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Beginning Lace
11/11/2013 November Guild Meeting
11/02/2013 Vogue Knitting Live! Bus Trip
10/14/2013 October Guild Meeting
09/09/2013 September Guild Meeting (Members Only)
08/10/2013 Stitches Midwest Bus Trip
06/12/2013 MKG Stitch 'n Pitch with the Mallards
06/01/2013 Knitting Safari - Summer 2013
05/13/2013 May Guild Meeting
05/05/2013 Neighborhood Knits - 2-Color Knitting with Ease!
04/25/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Portuguese Knitting
04/16/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Provisional Cast On
04/08/2013 April Guild Meeting
04/06/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Basic Crochet Animals
03/11/2013 March Guild Meeting
03/08/2013 2013 Knit-In
02/28/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Double Knitting
02/18/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Choices from the Beginning!
02/11/2013 February Guild Meeting
01/25/2013 UFO Retreat
01/15/2013 Neighborhood Knits - Brioche Knitting
01/14/2013 January Guild Meeting
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