Welcome to MMKC!

The Midwest Machine Knitters' Collaborative provides a forum to promote fun, interest, appreciation, education, inspiration, and camaraderie in the art of machine knitting. All levels of experience are welcome!

About Us:


Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, MMKC, was established in 2011. We are a collaborative that is passionate about machine knitting and the materials used in our craft. MMKC presents rosettes to the first place winners in a variety of machine knitting categories at the Minnesota State Fair and we encourage participation in all County Fairs and State Fairs.

MMKC is a member guild of The Textile Center of Minnesota.  To become a member of MMKC, use the Membership Dues link at the bottom of our home page.

Check out our Online Resources for links to machine knitting dealers, yarn shops, and machine knitting blogs.


We meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm CST.  Pre-2020, our meetings were in person at the Textile Center of Minnesota. Currently, our monthly member meetings are held via Zoom. If you are interested in attending, please email us


We always welcome and encourage guests to attend our monthly meetings (guests are welcome to attend two monthly meetings per calendar year, prior to joining MMKC).

2021 Upcoming Meetings:

  • January 12 - Swatches

  • February 9 - Eyelet Connection

  • March 9 - Hand Knitting to Machine Knitting

  • April 13 - Color Theory

  • May 11th - How to Knit Buttonholes

  • June 8th - Knit a Fairisle Cowl

  • July 13th - Virtual Picnic

  • August 10 - Pattern Share (with a focus on Outerwear)

  • September 14 - MN State Fair Review

  • October 12 - Two Color, Single Bed Brioche

  • November 9 - Cast On and Bind Off

  • December 14 - Holiday Bingo!


Trip to Rach-Al-Paca

Fiber Processing

Knit Togethers:

We knit together via Zoom on the third Saturday of each month. Bring your own project to work on, and share your progress with the group at the 9am, 1pm, and 4pm check-ins. This is a Member Only event, and we always welcome guest attendees (one visit per calendar year, please). We'd love to have you join us! Please email us for the Zoom link
. Be sure to check out our Membership page for more info on MMKC member benefits!

2021 Upcoming Knit Togethers:

  • January 16

  • February 20

  • March 20

  • April 17

  • May 15

  • June 19

  • July 17

  • August 21

  • September 18

  • October 16

  • November 20

  • December 18