Swedish Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts
With Beth Brown-Reinsel
Mar 13, 10am-12pm and 2-4pm CST;
Mar 14, 2-4pm CDT
By knitting fingerless twined mitts, students learn the basics of this 400-year-old Swedish technique — how to work motifs, read the charts, and work a unique thumb gusset. As the mitt progresses, muscle memory is created to help in future projects!
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of this class for 7 days following the event.
Learn the fascinating technique of Tvåändsstickning — twined knitting — by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. Working in the round, the techniques encountered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs. The Herringbone Braid is an optional addition.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double-pointed needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style (holding the yarn in the right hand) and reading charts is very helpful, but not required.
__Yarn: Approx 4 oz. light-color, worsted-weight yarn for two mitts. Yarn MUST be wound into a center-pull ball. 1 oz. contrast color yarn of the same weight for cast-on and edge finish.
(No single-ply yarns! Avoid heathers and fuzzy yarns as they obscure the patterns. Four-ply yarns show the textures best.)
__Needles: One set of 7″ long (or shorter) double-pointed needles, size US 6 (4mm)
__Extras: Tapestry needle and stitch markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes for keeping one’s place on the chart.