A Five Day Mitten Class, 30 hours
Level: Intermediate to advanced (must be proficient with dp needles)
This is an in-depth class which covers five different mittens from several countries. The Latvian mitten introduces knitted fringe or scalloped edging, knitted braids with variations, and working with several colors. The Maine (US) mitten involves a variety of pattern motifs and unusual shaping techniques for maintaining the pattern repeats. The Norwegian (Selbu) mitten is made working with two yarns at a time, a variety of motifs, and typical thumb and tip construction, and variations. The Swedish Lovikka mitten is a quick and easy mitten to knit, and students will learn the traditional embroidery for the cuffs as well as fulling (felting) the mittens. The Swedish Twined mittens are made of a special knitting technique which is hundreds of years old. Using two yarns of the same color, a very warm and dense mitten can be made, by spiraling the yarns around each other. Traditional shaping, motifs, and cast-ons will also be taught.
Supply List :
Day 1 •2 oz. each of 4 colors of sport weight yarn.
•One set of US size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles (7" long or shorter)
Day 2 •3 oz. of worsted weight yarn, 2 colors.
•One set each of US size 2 and 4 (2.75 mm and 3.5 mm) double pointed needles (7" long or shorter)
Day 3 •3 oz. each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn
•One set each of US sizes 4 and 6 (3.5 mm and 4mm) dpn (7" long or shorter)
Day 4 •4 oz. heavy worsted or Aran weight wool yarn and scraps of other colors.
•One set of US size 10 (6mm) double pointed needles (approx. 7" long or shorter)
Day 5 • 2-3 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn. No single ply yarns! Yarn MUST be
wound into a center pull ball. 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight
•One set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size US 6 (4.0 mm)
For all days: Tapestry needle and st markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, scissors,
magnetic board or sticky notes for keeping one's place on the chart.
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