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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).

2023 Upcoming Meetings:

  • January 10 - Meet Guest Speaker, Jonathan Berner, owner of MJ Yarns,
    professional dyer and machine knitter

  • February 14 - Learn to Knit a Hat in the Round on a Bulky Machine

  • March 14 - Garter Bar Tips and Tricks Plus Vertical Weaving

  • April 11 - Get Inspired by Cables!

  • May 9 - Machine Knit a Top-Down Seamless Sweater

  • June 13 - Adding Beads to your Machine Knitted Fabric

  • July 11 - Summer Picnic

  • August 8 - Roundtable Discussion. Topics include: sourcing material & equipment;

tools & accessories; techniques & patterns; and organization.

  • September 12 - State Fair Review, with an Emphasis on the MN State Fair

  • October 10 - Mastering Your KnitLeader with guest presenter Tanya Cunningham

  • November 14 - Knitting Thread Lace

  • December 12 - 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 (all CST). 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!

2023 Upcoming Knit Togethers:

  • January 21

  • February 18

  • March 18

  • April 15

  • May 20

  • June 17

  • July 15

  • August 19

  • September 16

  • October 21

  • November 18

  • December 16

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