Felted Fair Isle Mittens (3 weeks)
Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 6–8pm • $95
Teacher: Sunday Holm
Your poor hands! They work so hard, and not just when you’re knitting! Why not snuggle them in wooly warmth this winter and up your knitting skills at the same time? In this class, with Sunday’s expert guidance, you’ll knit a pair of mittens with stranded colorwork cuffs, felting them later at home. Bliss! And while you’re at it, you’ll learn how to knit in the round, using double-points or the magic loop; how to read knitting charts, how to do stranded colorwork (Fair Isle); and how to felt for success. Extra bliss! And you’ll leave class with a good new project for holiday knits. Even more bliss! How will you stand it?
Pre-requisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: casting on, knitting.
• Size US9 double pointed needles OR 47” size US9 circular needle (for magic loop)
• Worsted weight, non-superwash wool yarn in 3 colors, purchased from Spun (for 3-color version: 350 yds of main color, 60–70 yds of CC1, 60–75 yds of color CC2; for 2-color version: 350 yds of main color, 150 yds of CC1). We recommend Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok, Harrisville Highland, or Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool. Notes on yarn choice: As white wool doesn’t felt well, its use in this project is not recommended.
• Tape measure
• Tapestry needle
Maximum number of students: 7