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

Registration closes March 1, 2021.

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

Saturday Afternoon Classes

    • 03/20/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 10
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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

    • 03/20/2021
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 16
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    Description: An introduction to the magic of lace knitting. Through swatching and experimenting, we explore different types of stitch patterns, how they work, and how to work them. We will talk about how to read patterns, making sure you’re confident with both written and charted instructions. We’ll address about how to identify, fix, and prevent mistakes, and provide tips for making lace easier and more fun.

    Skill Level: Advanced beginner; knitters must be comfortable with knit, purl, increasing and decreasing.

    Homework: None

    Tools Needed: US 6-8 needles (4-5 mm) - straight or circular; light-colored DK or worsted weight yarn.

    Materials Fee: None


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