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 or a lovely variation (the Split Herringbone Braid), a choice of two-, three-, or four-color traditional motifs, 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 a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three or four colors and yarn dominance.
Length: 6 hours
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)
- Yarns: 2 oz. each of 5 colors of sport or DK yarn in cotton or wool. (Choose a solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarn for best results) If you have a large hand, you can work with worsted weight yarn and 4.0 mm needles.
- Needles: One set 3.5 mm double pointed needles. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
- Notions: Tapestry needle and st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.