Friday 08/09/2013, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Friday 08/09/2013, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Bella Donna: Fingerless Mittens with Flair! with Antje Gillingham
Bella Donna—mittens with attitude! They're not just practical gifts for people in over-airconditioned work environments. Not only will they allow you to splurge on luxury yarns (you'll only need a small amount!), but they also make perfect quick-knit gifts for just about anyone in your circle of family and friends.
These mittens have a difficulty level that you can control, and whether you decide to work up the basic pattern or add a cable belt, beaded flower or both, they are fun to make and will always look gorgeous.
200 yards solid, light-colored, #4 (worsted -weight) yarn; 15 yards of angora or other yarn for embellishment; two 3.5mm/US 4 circular needles, 16" and 24"long (or size to obtain a gauge of 5 stitches per 1"); 4.5mm/US 7 needles; cable needle, beading needle, 18 size 6/0 glass beads, small amount of embroidery thread to match beads, 4 lockable stitch markers, point protectors.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.