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 Morning & All-Day Classes

    • 03/20/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Description: This unusual type of Aran construction is controversial as to its historic authenticity.  Nevertheless, it is a fascinating concept, which results in a stunning garment that is fun to knit.  While knitting a small sampler sweater from the neck down, traditional Aran pattern motifs will be worked, including bobbles, traveling stitches, knit/purl motifs, baby cables, background stitches, and more! The neckline studied will be shaped for a comfortable fit by utilizing increases and casting on extra stitches.  This sampler is worked back and forth flat.

    Skill Level: Intermediate

    Tools Needed:

    • Yarn: Three oz. worsted weight, smooth-textured wool yarn (light colored is best so you can see what you are doing), a few yards of contrast (waste) yarn
    • Needles: Sizes US 5 and 7 (3.75 mm and 4.5 mm) single point or circular needles­, whichever are easiest for you to use
    • Notions: Stitch holders, stitch markers, scissors, tapestry needle, cable needle, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart
    • Optional: Three 1/2" buttons.  Also, if you are not used to working with Aran charts, you may want to bring three differently colored high-lighters to mark the symbols on the chart.

    Homework: None

    Materials Fee: None


    • 03/20/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 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 the long tail or German twisted cast-on method, please cast on 90 stitches and join to work in the round. Place marker at end of round;  work 1 round in knit, 1 round in purl. Change to size 6 or 7 16” circular needle & knit 1 round. You will have 3 worked rounds plus cast on round. 

    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

      

    • 03/20/2021
    • 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CDT)
    • Zoom Class - link to follow
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Description: For adventurous knitters looking to expand their skills, and get creative! This class explains key shawl shapes, and how to make them your own with stitch patterns and custom design details. We’ll share tips for shawl knitting: stretchy cast ons and bind offs, and increase and edging options for decorative and functional purposes. We’ll talk about yarn choices and fabrics, how to use multiple colors, and stitch patterns that work for variegated yarns. Students leave with a set of pattern templates and the confidence and knowledge to start customizing and creating their own designs.

    Skill Level: Knitters should have made at least one or two shawls; no lace experience is required.

    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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