Knitters' Knews

  • Madison Knitters' Guild President, Jen Mack
    Welcome back! We missed you these past two months, but we have certainly not forgotten about you. We have been meeting as a board this summer and were blown away by the wonderful response we had to the member survey that was distributed during the June meeting.
  • Cheryl Oberle is a freelance knitting designer, author, and instructor living in Denver, Colorado. She received a BA in philosophy and in psychology from the University of Denver, studied art and architecture at Harvard and did graduate work at Northwestern University. Cheryl learned to knit at the age of four and she enjoys sharing her knowledge through her Knitaway ™ retreats and the classes and workshops she teaches around the country. Cheryl is the author of Folk Shawls, Folk Vests, and the new Knitted Jackets: 20 Designs from Classic to Contemporary.

  • Knitted items donated in September will be given to the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County. They need hats, mittens and scarves sized for 7-18 year old boys and girls.

  • Knitting with the Color Guys book cover

    Knitting with the Color Guys: Inspiration, Ideas and Projects from the Kaffe Fassett Studio by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably (Published Feb. 2012)

    Everyone responds to color. It mystifies and entrances us while its secrets confound all but the most artistic. Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably are arguably two of the most renowned color artists in the fiber field. First acclaimed for his Glorious series (Knitting, Needlepoint, Color, Interiors and Inspiration), Kaffe has written over 30 extravagant design books. Brandon Mably is the author of Knitting Color, a book of designs inspired by natural settings around the globe that are presented in a workshop format. The two collaborated in Knitting with the Color Guys to create an eye-popping collection that bursts from the pages in (Kaffe’s words) “full-on” color.

  • Exuberant knitters from Texas who were regulars at Elizabeth Zimmermann’s knitting camp used to tell their friends they were travelling to Wisconsin on a fishing vacation. The idea of a fishing trip evoked keen interest and lots of probing questions, whereas the honest truth that they were attending knitting camp brought reactions like “Why would you want to do that?” Insiders know there is magic about knitting camp. The irresistible lure of camp has called knitters to Shell Lake and now Marshfield for 39 years and counting. We asked MKG members who attended Knitting Camp 2012 “Why would you want to do that,” and learned that it sounds like a lot more fun than fishing.
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    The Madison Knitters’ Guild 2011-2012 operating year opened with a balance of $21,688.50 on July 1, 2011 and closed with $21,315.75 on June 30, 2012 or a small reduction of $372.75. Read more for notable achievements

Meetings: Doors open 5 pm, KnitAid 5 pm, Meeting 6:30 - 8:30 pm
2nd Monday of each month (September-May)

Bishop O'Connor Center
702 South High Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin