Mittens 101 with Kate Atherley
Saturday, January 19th, 2019 from 2pm-5pm
Mittens are not only a key winter wardrobe item, and a great gift, but they're also a terrific way to learn some new knitting skills. This class takes knitters through a mini "training" mitten – a classic cuff-up mitt with gusset thumb – so that they can learn everything they need about making mitts in a short amount of time, and then gets them started on a pair of full size mittens. We’ll also talk about how to make fingerless versions, and other style and fit customizations.
Skill Level: Advanced beginner
Pre-Requisites: Knitters need to be proficient with knit, purl; experience with knitting in the round is helpful but not mandatory
Required/Recommended Materials: Medium-weight yarn & 4.5mm/US # 7 DPNs; for the full-size mitts, 220 yds medium-weight wool or wool-blend yarn & 6mm/US # 10 DPNs. If you are already confident in magic loop method, you may use circular needles; however, there is no support or tutorials provided for magic loop method in this class.
- One 3-hour session
- Materials for class must be purchased separately from The Knitting Loft