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

Upcoming events

    • 04/19/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Cat and Crow 205 E Main St Mt. Horeb, WI 608-431-1771
    • 1
    Description: Learn how to use mobius cast on to create interesting effects on bowls or cowls.

    Experience Level: Any

    Materials:  Bring any yarn you like and appropirate size circular needles that are 40 - 47 inches long.  Needles may be purchased at the store.  If you have a mobius cowl pattern that you like, bring that along.  Other materials and suggestions will be provided in class.

    Teacher: Mo Brown
    • 04/22/2014
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Wisconsin Craft Market, Westgate Mall, Madison, WI
    • 2
    aka Emily Ocker's Circular Cast-on
    This cast-on technique was first included in Elizabeth Zimmerman's KNITTER'S ALMANAC and is perfect for starting circular shawls or top-down hats.  Come for a hands-on introduction.  The class will also include directions for knitting  a small  coaster utilizing the cast-on technique.
    Participants need to bring:
    Small amount of worsted-weight yarn (10-20 yards)
    Size 7 double point needles ( or a 40-inch circular needle)
    Size G (4.25 mm) Crochet hook.
    Teacher: Jane Grogan

    • 04/29/2014
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716
    • 0
    Registration is closed

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

    Teacher: Sandy Gordon

    • 05/03/2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Pinney Branch Library, 204 Cottage Grove Rd, Madison, WI 53716
    • 13

    Double Knitting has been around for centuries and is experiencing a current resurgence but there is little information available regarding the 'Inside Out' version.  This class is designed to remedy that.  In this class you'll learn:
    •  what is double knitting - right side out and inside out
    • inside out double knitting guidelines and terminology
    • how to double knit inside out
    • howw to knit a headband using the Inside Out Double Knitting Technique

     Necessary materials:

    • 2 or more different colors of basic worsted weight yarn (no novelty yarn)
    • 16-inch Circular needles in a size appropriate for your yarn
    • Paper for taking notes and pen or pencil
    • Stitch markers appropriate for your needles
    •  Scissors
    •  Yarn needle

    Required homework:    None

    Experience level required: Students need to know how to cast on, knit, purl, and join in a circle

    Teacher: Mary Jo Harris

    • 05/12/2014
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Bishop O'Connor Center, 702 South High Point Road Madison, Wisconsin


    Annual Meeting:  Brown Bag Exchange Revealed followed by door prize extravaganza and dessert bar buffet. 

    Vending Sponsors:

    None - Members Can Sell!

    Community Projects: 

    • 05/31/2014
    • 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Sequoya Library, 4340 Tokay Blvd, Madison, WI 608-266-6385
    • 13

    In Portuguese-style knitting the yarn is tensioned around a knitting pin on your shoulder or around your neck.  Stitches are created by a flick of your thumb making this an easy way to knit without stressing your hands or wrists.  Participants will learn:

    • How to use a Portuguese Knitting Pin
    • How to Purl using the Portuguese method
    • How to Knit using the Portuguese method

     Necessary materials:          

    • Two balls of yarn (a light color and a dark color). 
    • Either straight or circular needles in size appropriate for your yarn.

    Required advance work:    Print handout

    Experience level required:  Students need to know how to cast on, knit, and purl.

    $6 materials fee
    for Portugese knitting pin payable to instructor at beginning of class. 

    Teacher: Mary Jo Harris

    • 06/07/2014
    • 7:30 AM
    • 06/08/2014
    • 8:30 PM
    • Dutch Mill Park & Ride to Minneapolis
    • 19
    The 2014 MKG Knitting Safari will be a weekend extravaganza of fiber related shopping on Saturday and an exclusive brunch & trunk show event at StevenBe on Sunday morning.

    Saturday's itinerary will include The Yarnery in St Paul and the full schedule will be available by early May.

    Accommodations can be booked at the Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown by calling (866) 837-4196 and reference "StevenBe". Rates are $98 single or $49 double occupancy for 2 double beds or 1 king bed.

    Cost for transportation and the Sunday StevenBe event is $62. All other meals will be at participants expense.

    Badger Bus will be leaving from the Dutch Mill Park & Ride at 7:30 exactly, so please arrive a bit early on Saturday, June 7.
    Check back for more details and complete itinerary soon.

    Contact Gael Boyd with any questions at or call (608) 512-7491
    • 06/18/2014
    • 7:00 PM
    • Mallards Stadium, Warner Park, Madison
    The Madison Knitters Guild is sponsoring it's second annual Stitch N' Pitch right here in Madison! The Mallards have invited us to a game at the Duck Pond to celebrate World Wide Knit in Public Week. 

    Everyone is welcome; non-members, friends and family, so spread the word and let's try to get a crowd to join us for this very special event.

    The price is $10 and includes reserved stadium seating and an official Mallards hat.
    To purchase tickets visit and enter madknitting for both the login and password.  

Past events

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
01/24/2014 UFO Retreat 2014
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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