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Colorwork Mittens with Michelle Bowman (In-Person or Zoom) 1/4
January 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mittens serve several functions: they keep your hands warm, they’re an essential part of a stylish winter outfit —and they make a great project for both newer knitters and more experienced knitters to expand their skills.
In this class, we’ll start with a very basic, multi-gauge mitten pattern, written for worsted-weight and heavier yarns. If you’ve never knitted a mitten before, the pattern as written is a great place for you to start. However, we’ll offer some modifications to the pattern for those who have knitted a mitten previously: a lining (a great opportunity to try that special skein of cashmere or silk you’ve been wanting), options in cuffs, and in colorwork patterns, including instructions for designing your own. So, from one pattern, you can create many styles of mittens!
This class is designed for a range of knitting abilities, from post-102 and up—if you’ve successfully knitted a hat in the round, this class could be the next skill-building class for you. More experienced knitters will have an opportunity to build their knowledge too. Skills to be taught include: how to knit a basic mitten with thumb gusset, alternative ways of knitting in the round, pick up and knit, working with gauge to work beyond the pattern, the I-cord cast on, basic stranded colorwork knitting. The teacher will review each student’s skills and goals in class and make recommendations on which version of the mitten would offer the best learning experience.
Students should be comfortable with knit stitch and purl stitch; knitting in the round using at least one method: DPNs, magic loop, or 2 circs; cast-on and bind-off; increases and decreases; and know the difference between stockinette and garter stitch fabrics.
This is class is presented hybrid-style: you can attend in person or via Zoom. “In case of bad weather, we’ll ask students to stay home and attend class via Zoom only.”
There are some technology requirements: students should access the video portion of class with something larger than a smart phone, and the device must have both 2-way audio and video, so teacher and student can both see and hear each other well. Students can access class using one device for audio and one device for video. Not sure if your device(s) will work? Ask for a ‘tech check’ and we’ll connect you with the teacher to run a test before you sign up for class. Students should also have a way to view and print PDF handouts.
4 Sundays: 3:00 to 5:00 pm
January 16th & 30th
February 6th and 20th
Call the shop to register (303) 761-9231