Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid, and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of two- or three-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the glove as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or holding a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.
Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)
- 2 oz. each of 5 colors of DK yarn. (Choose a solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarn for best results)
- One set of 3.5 mm double pointed needles. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
- Tapestry needle and st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.
- If you have a large hand, bring 5 colors of worsted weight yarn and size 4.0 mm dpn.