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Japanese Fingerless Mitts by Hitomi Shida


Cost includes 2 hours of class.

With Gayle Roehm.

Jan 9, 4:00-6:00pm CST

Get started on the Cute Fingerless Mitts from the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible. You’ll review every part of the pattern and leave with the tools to complete the mitts on your own.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 14 days following the event.

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Knitters who love beautiful stitches have found many new patterns in the Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: 260 Exquisite Designs by Hitomi Shida, recently published in English. Join the translator to knit the fingerless mitts from this book and gain experience and insight into the complex charts and symbols.

These pretty mitts are a good introductory project because they’re worked in the round, and you don’t have to worry about wrong-side patterning. We’ll start the first mitt together, practicing chart reading and some of the more complex maneuvers, to be sure you can finish the project later on your own. The pattern will be provided; no need to purchase the book ahead of time.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
Must be comfortable working from charts.

Supply List:
• Approximately 200 yards of sport- to DK-weight wool or wool-blend yarn, preferably in a light color. NOTE: the yarn weight specified in the pattern is DK, but many knitters find that too heavy. Sock or fingering will probably be better. Your yarn and needles should give you a gauge of 23 sts and 31 rows to 4” in stockinette, but there’s stretch in the design.
• Needles to obtain gauge for your preferred method of circular knitting (magic loop, dpns, or two circulars).
Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Elizabeth K.

Great instructor, very helpful. Learned a lot. Thank you.

Marylou M.
Really good overview of a whole new technique for me!

Gayle is such a patient instructor and gave us excellent background pages to help us along. The Japanese patterns seem much more intricate than typical U.S. patterns, but they're so beautiful that I think they are worth the additional time and concentration needed. I'm very glad I took the "Understanding Japanese Knitting Patterns" class first. And I did learn that I'll probably never try to complete any clothing, since my hands just don't work as well as they used to.