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. The handout includes two sizes of mitts.
Intermediate (must be proficient with double-pointed needles, magic loop, or two circulars)
Gauge: 6 sts/ inch
Woman’s Medium (7-8″ circumference of hand above the thumb)
Woman’s Large (8-9″ circumference of hand above the thumb)
- 1.75 oz. each of 5 colors of sport-weight yarn. DK can be used if sport is not available. (Choose a solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarn for best results)
- One set of 3.5 mm (US 4) double-pointed needles. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
- Tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.