Saturday 08/11/2012, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday 08/11/2012, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Latvian Fingerless Mitts with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Begin your first fingerless mitt to learn 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 2-, 3-, or 4-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with 2 yarns in the right hand, 2 yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with 3 or 4 colors.
Note: Must be proficient with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or working with 2 circulars.
2 oz. each of 5 colors of a solid-color, smooth, crisp, #2 or 3 (sport or DK—NOT fingering) yarn; one set of 3.5mm/US 4 double pointed needles (If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circulars, bring the appropriate needles), tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.
Note: If you have large hands, you can work with worsted weight yarn and 4.0mm/US 6 needles.