Online Registration opens November 1 for MKG members 
and November 15 for non-members.

Registration closes March 1, 2020.

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

Saturday Afternoon Classes

    • 03/21/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Board Room
    • 19

    Description: Knitted or Crocheted, until properly blocked, lace doesn't live up to it's potential.  Learn different ways of blocking specific to lace and how to treat various fibers.  This is a hands-on class, you will need to bring at least three lace swatches - no smaller than 6" square.  At least one of your swatches should have a fiber content of 70% or more wool.  Any size yarn works for these swatches, just use the appropriate sized hook or needle.  Use this opportunity to try out a lace stitch, your imagination is the limit!

    Skill Level: Suitable for all levels of knitting experience

    Homework: Work at least 3 swatches, using any yarn (at least one should be 70 or more wool). Use any lace pattern you choose and needles appropriate to the yarn you have chosen.  Each swatch should be at least 6" square.

    Tools Needed:  Blocking mats (12"x 12" is fine - at least 1 per swatch); rustproof T-pins; blocking wires (regular, not super fine)-optional, but recommended; tape measure; tapestry needle

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/21/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Waubesa
    • 19

    Description: Pockets are found in most garments but rarely in sweaters. Why not add a pocket or two to your knitted garments? In class, we will explore a variety of pocket shapes, styles, how to add them to finished garments, and how to add them while you are knitting your garment.

    Snip and ravel afterthought pockets, added-stitch contiguous pockets, and integrated afterthought pockets are some of the methods you will learn to add pockets of any size, shape, or style.

    Skill Level: Students must be able to cast on, cast off, knit and purl.


    Worked in a light colored worsted weight yarn:

    CO 26 sts

    Knit 5 rows

    Row 1: k3, p20, k3.

    Row 2: Knit.

    Rep. rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 6 inches

    Knit 6 more rows.


    Tools Needed:  Smooth light colored worsted weight yarn and appropriately sized needles; fingering or sock weight yarn in highly contrasting color; 1 pair or set of dpns size 0, 1, or 2; tapestry needle or yarn needle; 1 small crochet hook size B or C; scissors

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/21/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mendota 5
    • 14

    Description: Double decreases are being used to create a variety of “fresh” looks. Mitered squares are created using Double Decreases and are simple to make. The look of the finished item can vary depending on the type and number of colors used and as a result of how the squares are joined. In this class, you will learn how to make a mitered square; ways to work with and/or join mitered squares; ideas for using yarn scraps to make mitered squares; how to make a mitered square heart; and other uses for mitered squares.

    Skill Level: Need to know how to cast on, knit and purl

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed:  Two or more colors of worsted weight yarn; needles appropriate for the yearn; usual knitting supplies.

    Materials Fee: None

    • 03/21/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mendota 8
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Description: Brioche stitch is a beautiful, ancient knitting stitch with loads of variation. With this technique, alternate stitches are slipped every other row, creating a very soft, stretchy, thick, fluffy fabric. Classic brioche stitch is reversible, with both a lovely right side and wrong side. It can be done in 1 color, 2 colors, or 3 or more colors, and has loads of variations and creative possibilities.

    This is a great class for learning the basis of brioche knitting, which creates a beautiful vertical stripe, a thick, cushy fabric (especially useful for a fingering weight yarn), and a great, useful basis for cowls, hats, scarves and more! 

    After a brief review of the brioche stitch worked flat, we will move on to 2 color brioche in the round, which is a great way to learn and create something unique.

    Students will receive handouts and Valin brioche cowl pattern by Marlene Berghout.

    Skill Level: Need to know how to knit & purl, yarnover, and knit in the round.

    Homework: Using a 16” size 8 circular needle, using your favorite cast-on method, please cast on 90 stitches and join to work in the round.  Place marker at end of round; change to size 6 circular needle (or size needle needed to create a medium-firm fabric) and work 4 rounds in garter stitch (knit 1 round, purl 1 round, 2 times). 

    Tools Needed: DK or worsted weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors (1 handpaint or variegated yarn is fine, with a contrasting solid or tonal; no black, please); 16" circular needle, size 6, 8; stitch markers. Usual set of notions.

    Materials Fee: None


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