Color Twined Mittens

Course Description: Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Color Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, a technique developed in Sweden in the 1600s, which creates a denser, warmer fabric structure than stranded knitting. Working in the round, students will knit one of a pair of mittens (choose from three sizes) to learn the three different techniques of working […]

Aran Mittens

Length: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars) Learn to read Aran cable charts and work a medallion that is comprised of 10 different cable movements.  This mitten will give you practice in various cabling techniques, combining knits, purls, and ribbing, while producing a handsome […]

Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) 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 […]

Saami Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Advanced (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars) Learn the special details of mitten construction of the nomadic Saami peoples, by knitting a mitten in multiple colors, circularly on double pointed needles. Make a three  color braided  cast-on, create  the classic  afterthought  thumb (without  a […]

Introduction to Twined Knitting

Twined, or two-end, knitting is an unusual method of knitting that produces a very warm, firmly elastic fabric and motifs not possible in any other type of knitting.

Mittens Around the World

This is an in-depth class which covers five different mittens (one per day) from several countries. The Latvian Fingerless mitt introduces scalloped edging, knitted braids with variations, and working with several colors. The Maine (US) mitten involves two-color motifs and unusual shaping techniques for maintaining the pattern repeats. The Norwegian (Selbu) mitten is made working with two yarns at a time, a variety of motifs, traditional […]

Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts

Time: 6 to 9  hours Level: Intermediate.  Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars.  Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required. Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts.  Working in the round, the techniques […]

Twined Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate 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 […]

Color Twined Fingerless Mitts

Time: 6 hours Level:  Intermediate (Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars or Magic Loop.  Ability to knit English style is strongly suggested) Students will learn the color techniques of tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, a technique developed in Sweden in the 1600s, which creates a denser, warmer fabric structure than stranded knitting.  By […]

Norwegian Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) Students will learn Norwegian mitten construction, knitting a mitten in two colors on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include the striped, ribbed cuff, the Norwegian thumb gusset, seam stitches, different patterning for the front and palm, and the pointed tip shaping at […]

Maine Thrummed Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) Students will learn about Maine mitten construction by knitting a child sized mitten in two colors, circularly on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include options for the cuff (stockinette stitch patterning, corrugated ribbing, k3, p1 ribbing), developing the thumb gusset by increasing in […]

Swedish Lovikka Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Advanced Beginner  (must be proficient with dp needles) Students will learn construction of the very special, but quick and easy, Lovikka mitten by knitting one circularly on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include the inside out cuff, a thumb without a gusset, fulling the mitten and brushing the nap, […]

Spring Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Length: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) 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 […]

Latvian Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) 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 […]

Maine Mittens

Time: 6 hours Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles) Students will learn about Maine mitten construction by knitting a child sized mitten in two colors, circularly on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include options for the cuff (stockinette stitch patterning, corrugated ribbing, k3, p1 ribbing), developing the thumb gusset by increasing in […]

Scottish Sanquhar Gloves

Length: 12-18 hours Level:  Intermediate to advanced (must be proficient with dp needles) The intricately patterned gloves from 19th century Scotland are a joy and a challenge to knit. Full of small geometric patterns and tiny gussets around the fingers and thumb, they are made on double-pointed needles. Explore the many pattern options of both the […]