With Beth Brown-Reinsel
March 3, 9:00am-12:00pm and 1:30-4:30pm
Knit one of a pair of Norwegian-style mittens to learn the construction and layout of these classic hand-warmers. The Norwegian Purl will be taught for the second half of the cuff. Learn the different parts of Norweigan mittens as well as in- depth techniques of stranding (in three styles) to work the yarns consistently according to dominance.
Learn the special details of Norwegian mitten construction by knitting a mitten in two colors, circularly on double-pointed needles. Learn the Norwegian Purl, work a striped ribbing without the odd color bumps that usually show in ribbing, create seam stitches, the classic Norwegian thumb gusset, work different patterning for the front and palm, and the pointed tip shaping at the end of the mitten. In addition, yarn dominance and three knitting styles for color stranding will be presented (knitting with two yarns in the right hand or left hand, and one yarn in each hand). Designing will be discussed.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Understand the basics of a knitting chart (this will also be covered in class), have basic knowledge of stranding two yarns in a round.
• For Adult Size: 3 oz each of 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and one set each of dp needles size US 5 (3.75mm) for ribbing, and US 7 (4.5mm) for mitten body.
• For Large Child Size: 3 oz. each of 2 colors of DK weight yarn and one set each of dp needles size 3 for ribbing, and 4 or 5 for mitten body.
• If you prefer to use two circulars or Magic Loop, please bring the appropriate needles.
• Stitch holder or waste yarn, sticky notes or magnetic board for reading the charts.
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