Learn to Knit SALTWATER MITTENS **MORNING CLASS SOLD OUT**
with Shirl the Purl, co-author of SALTWATER mittens
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – Oct 17, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Carroll's Corner Community Centre, 9 Milford Rd, Carrolls Corner, NS B0N 1Y0, Canada
About The Event
Register today to learn to knit traditional Newfoundland Mittens with Shirl the Purl
This workshop is 3 - 2 hour sessions over 3 days
Cost: $125+tax Briggs & Little Regal Yarn for workshop included
Skill Level: Must know how to knit in the round, whether on douple pointed needls or magic loop
Preregistration is required Required materials and homework will be sent upon registration
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Session 1. INTRO The “Newfoundland double-ball” (fairisle) knitting tradition. European origins. Design principles of Newfoundland mittens. Sizing and customizing fit. Yarn and colour selection. Double points,two circulars, Magic Loop?
THE WRIST Ribbing choices. Stripe sequences. Tidy jogless stripes with no purl bleed. Increasing: how and where?
Session 2. THE HAND No-tangle stranding. Carrying yarns. Maintaining the dominant hand for even colourwork. Positioning and forming the thumb gusset. Outlining the gusset. Gusset increases in pattern: M1R, M1L. Bridging the gusset gap. Salt & pepper pattern: the rules.
Session 3. THE HAND cont’d. Trigger finger option. Shaping the mitten top: picket fence, rounded, or combo? Decreasing in salt & pepper pattern. A happy ending: 3-needle bind off in salt & pepper.
THUMB AND TRIGGER FINGER Picking up stitches in pattern. Finger tip decreases