I will be teaching for the adorable shop Six Loose Ladies in Chester, VT. They have selected my workshop Latvian Mittens and it will run from 9 to 4. I hope to see you there!
The beautiful mittens of Latvia will be studied in this class and an adult mitten will be knitted to learn the following techniques: A fringed and scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid, the waste-yarn thumb, and round tip shaping. A variety of traditional motifs (choice of two or three colors in a round) are incorporated in the main body of the mitten, and reading from the chart will be covered. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand and working with three yarns in a round.
Time: 6 hours
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)
• 2 oz each of four colors worsted weight WOOL yarn (Washable wool and synthetics will not hold fringe, if that is an option.)
• One set size US size 6 (4 mm) double pointed needles (whatever you are comfortable with and is appropriate for your yarn). Those who prefer working with two circular needles or magic loop can bring the appropriate needles. Optional: a circular ndl of any length or size to even the fringe.
• Tapestry needle, st markers, waste yarn, scissors, sticky notes or magnetic board for reading the chart.