Knitters' Knews

  • The change in seasons'. Many knitter's favorite time of year, when they start bringing out their unfinished projects, warm sweaters and scarves, or getting inspired to cast on all new projects. Time to put down the summer lace perhaps and grab some aran weight yarn. The change in seasons brings to my mind many of the changes that the Madison Knitter's Guild has gone through during the past year. Read More

  • Meg Swansen is a renowned knitting designer, author, owner of Schoolhouse Press, and the daughter of Elizabeth Zimmerman. In 1965 Meg Swansen joined her mother in business and in 1981, with Meg’s husband Chris, Schoolhouse Press began to publish knitting books and produce instructional knitting videos for both television and home use. Elizabeth died in 1999. Meg continues to write the semi-annual Wool Gathering, plus a regular column for Vogue Knitting. Meg also heads up the annual four weeks of summer Knitting Camp, started by Elizabeth in 1974, in central WI. Read more and an interview with Meg.

  • Participate in the annual brown bag exchange! This year's theme is shawlettes! What is a shawlette? "I don’t have a very precise definition of what a shawlette is, but that’s part of the charm. A pretty little thing to drape around your neck, easier to size than a cowl and more versatile to wear – the ideal project on which to experiment with shape, structure and play with lace." ~ from a Ysolda blog. Read More

  • They belonged to the late Joan Deneen, Guild member and former board member. Read More

  • MKG members donated 33 wonderful knitted projects at the meeting in June, and we received 51 items in September. We plan to have pictures of these completed projects on the MKG web site every month, as well as the Madison Knitter’s Guild Ravelry Group. So take a look and see all the beautiful things our members donated. Thanks to all those who completed projects as well as to those of you with projects on your needles.
  • Just finished a project? Show it off at show and tell! Show and tell is a time where we get to show off our pride in our projects, big or small, beginner or expert. Everyone at the guild loves to hear your story about a project and be excited for you! Don't be intimidated if you have a beginner scarf, show it off! Every knitter in the auditorium was once doing that same project and it deserves as much pride as a pie shawl. If you don't want to get up on stage, that's ok, just give the piece to hospitality and text to read and we'll show it off for you! Read more about show and tell procedure.

  • Updates on membership renewals and cards.
  • Madison Knitter’s Guild members are rich in talent – far beyond what’s on our needles. MKG seeks a graphic designer who can assist with four projects this year.

  • Interested in teaching at this year’s Knit In?

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