A KnitHow Class with Lynne Sosnowski
Keeping your hands warm is one of the best reasons to know how to knit! Mittens and fingerless mitts are one of those great projects that knit up quickly enough to make great gifts out of a small amount of yarn.
Using the same tools and yarn we will use for our adult mittens, this class begins with working a mini-mitten to cover all the steps including casting on for a small diameter in-the-round, working ribbing, placing and shaping a thumb gusset, using stitch holders or waste yarn, shaping with decreases, closed bind-offs, picking up stitches and darning ends. Students will work through a cuff and thumb gusset of a mini-mitten in the first class and will have an opportunity to work the same stages on an adult mitten as homework. The mini-mitten will be completed in the second class, and students will have all the information to complete their adult mitten on their own time. Students will have the option of making fingerless adult mitts or full mittens. Students are provided with a multi-size pattern for worsted-weight mittens and may choose to use either double-pointed needles or two circulars in class.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to knit and purl independently, to distinguish knit and purl stitches in their fabric, and should have some familiarity with basic knitting terms.
Skill Level: Advanced-Beginner/Intermediate
Total Hours of Instruction: 5
- 100g worsted weight wool or wool blend that is smooth and in a light colour the student finds easy to see, such as Cascade 220 Superwash or Berroco Vintage
- 2 circular needles, each 4mm and 40cm/16” or 60cm/24’ long OR double-pointed needles size 4mm, whichever the student has experience with previous knitting in the round
- circular stitch markers
- waste yarn or small stitch holder
- wool darning needle
- note-taking materials
There is no homework prior to the first class. There will be some knitting expectations to meet to be best able to participate in the second class.