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.


Sunday Afternoon Classes

    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 5
    • 1
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    Description: Are you ready to take your knitting to the next level?  This is a class on learning to work with two colors…. But don’t let that scare you!  You will be taught a simple technique to get started working with color changes and following patterns and charts. Let’s find a project for those variegated skeins. This class is FOR the faint hearted.  Your new knitting skills will just amaze your family and friends.

    Skill Level: Student must know how to cast-on, knit and purl.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Students should bring 2 complementary skeins of yarn – 1 variegated and one solid, both in worsted weight and size 7 or 8 straight needles.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Wingra
    • 0
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    Description:  The Norwegian Purl, a variation of the conventional Continental purl, is noted for its superior tension control, and ease of execution. The yarn always stays behind the work, making ribbing and seed stitch a breeze! A swatch will be knitted in class to practice this technique and its applications: Proper tensioning of the yarn, the conventional Continental purl and knit stitches, the Norwegian purl, purl garter stitch, ribbing with the Norwegian purl on the right side and on the wrong side.

    Skill Level: Advanced beginner

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed:

    • Yarn: 1-2 ounces of worsted weight yarn
    • Needles: Size 4.5 mm or 5 mm for worsted yarn, either dpns, straight needles, or a circular needle.  The swatch will be knitted flat.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Monona
    • 17
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    Description: Knitting is not a “no pain, no gain” activity. Yet many of take better care of our favorite stash fiber than we do the fibers that allow us to knot—our bodies. Tired muscles, sore joints, and aching backs and necks needlessly plague too many knitters. This class will teach you fun ways of “fiber care” for the most important project you make—YOU! Don’t let the preventable keep you from doing what you love. Knit on, safely and comfortably.

    Skill Level: Suitable for all levels of knitting experience

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Students are asked to bring materials to take notes if they wish to do so.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Waubesa
    • 21
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    Description:

    Question: When is a cast-on not the beginning of a project?

    Answer: When a provisional cast on is used.

    A provisional cast-on is a temporary cast-on that will eventually be removed to release live stitches so knitting can continue is the opposite direct of the original knitting. The reason(s) for using a provisional cast-on may vary from project to project but having this handy skill in your kitting repertoire can give you knitting options not otherwise available with a normal cast-on.

    In class you will learn several ways to cast-on provisionally. From there we will consider when, where, why, and in what circumstances it might be beneficial to use a provisional cast on.

    Skill Level: Cast-on/bind off; knit/purl

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Cascade 220 or similar, smooth worsted wt. yarn light color; Cascade 220 or similar, smooth worsted wt. yarn contrasting color; small amount of sock or fingering weight scrap yarn; yarn needle; size G or H crochet hook (some hooks will be available in class for use); scissors or snips

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Kegonsa
    • 12
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    Description: Stranded textural colorwork combines basic stitch patterns, such as seed stitch, moss stitch, and box stitch, with vibrant possibilities offered by stranded colorwork. It can be used to produce shimmering Bohus effects as well as curated gradients in a variety of project types.  In this introductory class, we will explore how one stitch pattern can change the look of stranded colorwork in a dramatic hat project.  We will also discuss how different stitch patterns can be combined with alternative approaches to color to demonstrate the potential that this knitting method has to offer.

    Skill Level: Basic understanding of stranded colorwork.

    Homework:  Homework will consist of working the brim of a hat using whichever size needles will provide the gauge and brim circumference desired.

    Sample Description:

    Yarn: 5 colors of fingering weight miniskeins. Sample worked up in Lorna's Laces String Quintet - Flute Colorway (525 total yards).

    Needles: US 2 [2.75 mm] 16" [40 cm] circular needles or 40" [100 cm] circular needles or set of 5 double-pointed needles.

    Gauge: 36 sts = 4" [10 cm] in 2x2 ribbing.

    Brim Circumference: 20", not stretched.

    For the sample, the following instructions were used:

    • Using Color A and Long Tail Cast On method, CO 180 sts.
    • Using Color A, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
    • Using Color B, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
    • Using Color C, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
    • Using Color D, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.
    • Using Color E, work 4 rnds of 2x2 ribbing.

    Tools Needed: Homework, as well as yarn and needles required for the sample. Pattern will be provided.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 8
    • 7
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    Description: This is a fun class with some innovative ideas for starting and finishing your knitted projects, including shawls, hats, mitts, scarves, and more! Jennifer will teach and show several cast-on techniques, including picot cast-on; decorative additions cast-on with flowers, beads, appliques, and more; two-color long tail cast-on (with variations); and I-cord cast on. We’ll also learn picot bind-off, color work bind-off, and several variations of stretchy or firm bind-offs. This class will assist you to answer the question: how do I make the cast-on and bind-off match? Bonus topic, the easiest way to place beads in your knitting!

    Skill Level: Intermediate; participants should know long-tail cast on, knitted, & cable cast-on.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Please bring lighter-colored worsted weight yarn; fingering weight solid or tonal yarn (partial balls fine); needles in various sizes (4,5,6,7,8), both straights or double points & circulars, notions bag with usual tools.

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/22/2020
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Mendota 6
    • 7
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    Description: Using a 3” wooden heart-shaped loom, participants will learn to weave a heart. The workshop will include ideas for using the woven hearts for projects such as pins, sachets, notecards, ornaments, and embellishments.  Looms will be provided for class use and purchased, if desired.

    Skill Level: No weaving experience required, but participant must be able to hold and to manipulate a long needle for the over/under weaving pattern.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: Blunt tapestry needle and scissors

    Materials Fee: $25, if you wish to purchase loom.


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