Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required.
Students will learn the Swedish technique of tvåänstickning, or twined knitting, by knitting a small mitten using worsted weight yarn. The mitten is worked circularly on double pointed needles and includes many techniques: three twined knitting cast-ons, reading and working from a chart, the “O” stitch, Chain Path, Purl Deep Stitch, a spiraled thumb gusset, a traditional motif for the front of the mitten, and a choice of tip shapings at the end of the mitten. Designing will be discussed briefly as well.
Time: 6 hours
- Yarn: No single ply yarns! Around 2-3 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn for one mitten. Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball. Also, 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight
- Needles: One set of 7″ long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size 4mm (US 6)
- Extras: Tapestry needle and st markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes notes for keeping one’s place on the chart.
Yarn must be wound into a center pull ball and the two ends must be accessible before class.