Unique Latvian Cuffs

The Latvians have created exquisite and diverse cuff treatments for their beautiful mittens. We will explore three types of knitted cuffs in class to learn some of these unique techniques: a scalloped cuff with garter stitch, the twisted garter edge, and biased “ribbing”. Students can then complete the samplers as wristers outside of class, or choose […]

A New Pattern: Humber Mittens

The Humber Star was a popular feature on some of the ganseys worn on the inland waterways of England in the nineteenth century. I wanted to include this iconic motif in these mittens, using the classic Norwegian Selbu Mittens as a template. Rather than using two colors, as Norwegian mittens are traditionally worked, this mitten uses knits and purls to create a textured design. The pattern is written for three sizes and full charts are given for each size.

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

This mitten will give you practice in various cabling techniques, combining knits, purls, and ribbing, while producing a handsome and elegant mitten.  Learn to read Aran cable charts and work a medallion that is comprised of 10 different cable movements. Create a thumb gusset surrounded by cables, and learn about designing mittens as well. Length: 6 […]

Latvian Fingerless Mitts

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 […]

Saami-Inspired Mittens

I saw a pair of mittens similar to these in the National Museum in Helsinki, Finland. 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 gusset) and  […]

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 […]

Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts

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 covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.  […]

Twined Mittens

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: […]

Color Twined Fingerless Mitts

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 knitting one of a pair of Fingerless Mittens, the student will gain knowledge and experience in the basics of twined knitting, while advancing to the three main […]

Norwegian Mittens

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 the end of the mitten. Designing will be discussed as well […]

Maine Thrummed Mittens

                      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 […]

Spring Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Description: 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 […]

Latvian Mittens

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 round tip shaping.  A variety of traditional motifs (choice of  two […]

Maine Mittens

  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 full pattern multiples, traditional motifs, and tip shaping at the […]