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Bluefield Yarn Company

CLASS: KNITTING MITTENS & THUMBS

$30.00

CLASS: KNITTING MITTENS & THUMBS

$30.00
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CLASS:  KNITTING MITTENS & THUMBS

Wednesday, October 11 from 5-8 pm    OR    Saturday, October 14 from 2-5 pm

$30.00 (includes pattern & handout) plus cost of yarn purchased from Bluefield Yarn Company

$50.00 (includes pattern & handout) if you use your own yarn

In this class you will learn to knit a basic mitten.  We will practice 2 types of thumbs commonly used in knitting mittens. I will also demonstrate a third type of gusset/thumb construction.  

You will receive a pattern and a detailed handout.  Participants should be familiar with double point needles or Magic Loop.  

Materials:

  • 200 yards of worsted weight yarn
  • US 5 and US 7 double point needles or US 5 & US 7 40" circular needle for Magic Loop for mitten and US 7 double point needles for the thumb
  • Stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Smooth scrap yarn in same weight and in contrasting color
  • Darning needle

Homework:  

  • Your homework needs to be completed before you come to class.
  • This pattern is for a woman's size Medium mitten.  If you need a smaller or larger adult size please contact the shop for directions.
  • Divide yarn in half so that you use 100 yards for each mitten. Using US 5 needles cast on 36 stitches, place beginning of round marker and knit in K1, P1 rib until cuff reaches 4" or desired length from the cast on.  Switch to US 7 needles and knit for 3 rounds.  Place cuff stitches on waste yarn.  DO NOT CUT YARN.
  • Using your second ball of yarn make a second cuff in the same manner.  Leave stitches on your needles.  DO NOT CUT YARN.

 

 

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