Welcome to MKGSFBA

November 10, 2018  – Paola Trombetta

The Machine Knitters Guild of the San Francisco Bay Area  supports the art and craft of machine knitting through our activities and charitable programs. Membership benefits include: monthly programs and newsletters; members-helping-members programs; yarn and swap events to trade or renew your stash; a lending library with books, magazines, and CDs;  plus the members-only chat group on Yahoo.

Our program year, September through June, includes presentations on machine knitting techniques, garment inspiration and design, current trends in knit fashion, shaping hints, short-row techniques, socks, garter bars tricks and much more. Each meeting includes a Show and Tell portion when members display and talk about their knitting.

The business meeting starts at 9:30 am and the morning program starts around 10:30 am, and ends about 12 noon.

Questions about membership?

Contact the Guild by email. Dues for the 2018-2019 program year are $35.00. Join us for a complimentary morning program.

Brother punchcard knitting machine with ribber and lace carriage.

Brother punchcard knitting machine with ribber and lace carriage.

Bay Area Events and Shows

We will be demonstrating at the East Bay Maker Faire in Oakland, on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

MKGSFBA demonstrated machine knitting at Vogue Knitting LIVE! San Francisco, Booth #414, at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square, from September 21 to 23, 2018.

You can find us at other local events.  MKGSFBA had a lovely booth, #810, at  Stitches West in Santa Clara, CA from February 23-25, 2018.  There was a lot of machine knitting fun and many beautiful items to look at.

MKGSFBA Booth 810 - Stitches West 2018Stitches West 2018 – Booth 810

The guild participated in the Maker Faire Bay Area 2017, during the weekend of May 19-21, 2017, at the San Mateo Event Center. We are taking a break this year (2018).

Join us on Ravelry.


Tuck Lace created with a punchcard knitting machine.

South Bay Machine Knitting

There is a smaller group in the San Jose area, currently organized by Adrienne Hunter. Meetings are usually at Campbell Library. Informal and hands-on, bring your knitting machine and learn from each other. Beginners welcome. Membership of both the main guild and the South Bay group is encouraged, the groups are different and complementary.
Find out about the next meeting of the South Bay Machine Knitting Meetup Group

Our membership is our most valuable asset

Here are a few members’ machine knitting sites.

Nancy Roberts, local Silver Reed dealer, sells machines, tools, supplies, and teaches classes.
Member since 2005.

Machine Knitting to Dye For

Lynne Miles writes a great blog – Machine Knitting Fun – A collection of her favorite machine knitting links and projects. Member since 2010.

Machine Knitting Fun