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About Us:

Helping to Spread the Love of Machine Knitting through Collaboration


The Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, MMKC, was established in 2011 to help share the joy of machine knitting. We envisioned the Collaborative as a way to connect with other machine knitters who like to think (and knit!) outside the box. MMKC provides a forum to promote fun, interest, appreciation, education, inspiration, and camaraderie in the art of machine knitting.

Whether you are actively machine knitting; have a machine laying dormant, under the bed; have received a machine and have no idea what to do with it; or are interested in buying your first knitting machine: we are the group for you!


Our Founders laid a solid foundation for our future growth…MMKC is based upon the tenets of:


We welcome all levels of experience, as this is the best way to learn and inspire!

Share your successes and challenges so that we can all become better knitters. Let's work together to support and achieve our personal MK goals - whether to learn to knit a simple scarf or to create an original knitwear design.

MMKC is a public charity under section 501(C)(3). If you are looking to donate new or used equipment or yarn, please be in touch. We would be happy to make arrangements to pick up within the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs. Your donation will help further our mission. We will also supply you with a 501(C)(3) tax-compliant donation receipt.

MMKC is a member guild of The Textile Center of Minnesota.



Machine Knitting for 38 Years

Favorite Machine: LK150

2nd Favorite Machine: Brother 940

Favorite Fiber: Wool and Wool/Silk Blends

Favorite Things to Knit:
Sweaters - Pullovers and Cardigans, especially V-Necks

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Maria Ann

Machine Knitting for 43 Years

Favorite Machine: Brother 940

2nd Favorite Machine: LK150

Favorite Fiber: Purple Fibers!

Favorite Things to Knit: Sweaters and Garments for myself and my family



Machine Knitting for 39 Years

Favorite Machine: Brother 950i

2nd Favorite Machine: Circular Sock Machine

Favorite Fiber: Cotton

Favorite Things to Knit: Sweaters

Meet The Founders

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