KITH 2020 has  been canceled.  

It is our hope to reschedule the event this fall 2020. We appreciate your patience as we work to refund deposits and class fees.  If you have a room reservation at the Double Tree, please contact them directly to cancel. 


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Patty is a nationally-recognized knitting teacher and technique expert known for teaching the “why”, not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter”.  She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love for the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking.



Stephanie returns to KITH for another inspiring “Yarn Harlot” adventure.  She is a knitter, teacher, writer and designer who learned to knit at the age of four and never looked back.  Stephanie was named “the Michael Jordan of Knitting” on a late night TV talk show and has published several books about knitting and the lives of knitters.

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Ann is a writer, editor, artist, knitter and teacher living in Baltimore.  Since 2007, she has been designing handknits and teaching knitting across the country.  Ann’s goal is to give knitters confidence to try and apply new techniques and approaches.


APRIL 17-19, 2020

Knitting in the Heartland (KITH) is a biennial weekend conference that celebrates knitting and the Kansas City metro area's knitting community.  The event includes a variety of exciting classes featuring local and internationally recognized knitting instructors.  A free vendor market brings together fiber artists and yarn shops from around the Midwest.  The Sunflower Knitters Guild has sponsored this event for over 15 years.