Guild Events

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

Upcoming events

    • 11/30/2015
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Fitchburg Public Library - 5530 Lacy Road
    • 1
    Ravelry is one of a  knitter's best tools.  Learn how to:
    • find patterns for that special yarn
    • find patterns by a particular designer
    • capture your FO's , including yarn and techniques used
    • connect with others who have similar interests (knitting and non-knitting)
    • find yarn stores while on vacation
    • manage your pattern and book library...AND
    • keep up with current MKG events

    Teacher: Stacy Parenteau

    No homework, experience or cost.

    Come to learn about an invaluable tool!

    • 12/09/2015
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • McFarland Public Library, 5920 Milwaukee St, McFarland WI
    • 3
    Learn basic skills for knitting mittens...concentrating on the thumb
    Teacher: Cathy Baker     

    Required advance work: Using the  Ravelry Pattern by Elizabeth Durand, BASIC CHILDREN"S MITTENS. cast on and knit the cuff.

    Supplies:  Bring these to class:

    1. A skein of worsted weight yarn
    2. 1 set each of sizes 7 and 8   double point knitting needles
    3. stitch markers
    4. scissors
    5. stitch markers

    Experience level required: We'll be using cast on, cast off, knit, purl, decreasing and knitting with double pointed needles in the round.


    • 12/13/2015
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Cross Plains Library 2107 Julius Street, Cross Plains
    • 63

    December meeting of 2015 - 2016 KAL 

    We will answer each others questions and continue to knit our Top Down sweaters.  We will enjoy seeing the progress we are making!

    • 12/14/2015
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Kathryn Ashley-Wright

    MKG members know Kathryn as Kate Wright Designs and the proprietor of Ewetopia Fiber Shop in Viroqua, WI.  Kate's sumptuous hand-dyed yarns are in demand for socks, sweaters, shawls and baby garments.  She will talk about the process for dyeing yarns, types of hand dyed yarns and knitting with hand dyed yarns.

    Five Oaks Farm LLC

    Community Projects: 
    DECEMBER YARN/NOTIONS SALE -to benefit Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin


    Hats, mittens, scarves for children and adults

    Knit Connections: 
    No Knit Connections; join us in Room 122 for the December Yarn/Notions sale

    • 01/11/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Jennifer Donze

    Have you ever thought about completing the TKGA Master Knitting Course? What is it all about, how do you get started, and why should you consider it?  Hear all about it from Jennifer Donze, a TKGA Certified Master Hand Knitter. 

    Cream City Yarn
    Hickory Wind Farm–Alpacas & Fiber

    Community Projects: 

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic:  UFO Support.  Judy Pruski, one of the most prolific MKG knitters, will share her secrets of productivity.  Come prepared for laughter and learning.

    • 02/08/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Shira Blumenthal

    Meet Shira Blumenthal, Brand Ambassador for Lion Brand Yarns and a fifth generation member of the family.  Now, as an associate in the Marketing Department, Shira is part of a team that engages directly with consumers through conferences, email marketing and social media, including YouTube, Pinterest, Blogging, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  Shira will be traveling the country to speak with knit and crochet guilds, and we are happy to say that Madison is on her route!  

    Susan’s Fiber Shop
    Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill

    Community Projects: 
    Women's scarves/cowls, and slippers

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic:  What's on Your Needles? We will form small groups to be inspired by one another's WIP's (Works in Progress).

    • 03/14/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: Meg Swansen


    Springtime brings thoughts of lambs and knitting for babies and toddlers, too!  Meg Swansen will bring examples of vairations for Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket (EZ's BSJ).  Bring your questions and samples of the BSJ's you have made; we will display them all.  Submit questions to Meg in advance to

    Firefly Fibers
    Stone Crest Llamas

    Community Projects: 
    Shawls, lap blankets, tactile balls

    Knit Connections:
    Small pre-meeting discussion in Room 122 5:45 - 6:15. This month's topic: Team Spirit!  Share your favorite team colors for hats, mittens or scarves and pick your Regional Favorite as we celebrate March Madness.

    • 03/18/2016
    • 03/20/2016
    • Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713
    SAVE the date!

    Registration opens 11/1 for members and 11/15 for non-members!

    In the meantime, to ensure special conference rate on hotel rooms, please reserve your rooms NOW.  You can hold rooms with a credit card and may cancel up to 3 days before the event with no penalty.

    Join the fun for the full weekend and stay at Clarion Suites!  Make your reservations today by calling 608-284-1234 or visiting  Use the reservation code "MKGKnitIn2016" for special room rates
    • 04/11/2016
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Promega Corporation 5445 E. Cheryl Pkwy Fitchburg, WI 53711

    Speaker: John Brinegar

    Knit One Purl Two
    Jenny Blasen Pottery

    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: Socks.  What's your pleasure: Toe Up, Top Down, Magic Loop or none at all?  Share your tips and tricks for well-fitting socks.

    • 05/09/2016
    • 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





    Community Projects: 

    CRITTERS, CRITTERS, CRITTERS for the Monona Library Reading Programs

    Knit Connections:


Past events

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 . . .
08/08/2015 Stitches Midwest
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
01/24/2014 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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