Marvellous Mittens: DPNs or Magic Loop!
Marvellous Mittens: DPNs or Magic Loop!
Are you new to knitting in the round? Want to get comfy with thumb gussets, stitch markers, m1 increases, paired decreases and waste yarn holders? Just want a pair of cozy mittens for our cold, Canadian winters? This is the class for you! **Check out the special session on making these mitts "magic loop" or on "2 Circs" (May 2 & 9).
What It's All About
Come in for a two part workshop and learn how to make marvellous mittens... the quintessential Canadian "must have" item! Not only are mittens practical, they're a wonderful stash-buster, requiring only small amounts of yarn. And to keep things simple, we'll use a wonderful pattern from our friends at Tin Can Knits, worked with worsted weight yarn and your choice of double pointed needles (dpns) or one/two circulars. During this four-hour workshop, you'll knit a mitten from cuff to fingertips. You will learn how to increase for the thumb gusset, use stitch markers, put stitches on hold and later, put them back on your needles, add in yarn, pick up stitches and decrease at the top of the mitten. We'll also review with you, how to use this versatile pattern for "The World's Simplest Mittens" to knit other sizes at other gauges.
** Special Session: As a prep class for our "Two Socks, One/Two Circs" workshop, we're holding a special session of this workshop on Tue: May 2 & 9 to teach you how to knit in the round on one long circular (magic loop) or two circs. You don't have to be taking the Two Socks class to register for this session; you just won't have the option of learning on double pointed needles. This special session will be all circulars!
Choose a size. The pattern provides five sizes: Toddler (5" hand circumference), Child (6"), Adult Small (7"), Adult Medium (7.75") and Adult Large (8.5"). If this is your first pair of mittens, we recommend that you choose one of the two smaller sizes (Toddler or Child) to begin with.
Using 3.75mm needles, cast on for the size of your choice: Toddler: cast on 24 sts; Child: cast on 28 sts; Adult Small: cast on 32 sts; Adult Medium: cast on 36 sts; Adult Large: cast on 40 sts.
Place a marker to indicate the beginning of the round and join for working in the round. Work in 1x1 rib (k1, p1) until piece measures: 2.5” for Toddler and Child or 3” for Adult Small or 4” for Adult Medium or Large. Then, knit 2 more rounds (just knit!) for the Toddler/Child sizes or 3 more rounds for the Adult sizes.
- 50g (for child sizes) or 100g (for adult sizes) of a worsted weight yarn and
- 3.75mm and 4.5mm needles (dpns, or one long circular (40"/100cm) or two circulars depending on your favourite method) for knitting in the round.
- We will provide a print copy of the pattern for you in class, but please visit our friends at Tin Can Knits and while you're there, download the free pattern for "The World's Simplest Mittens". We know you'll want to make them over and over again.
You need to be able to knit in the round on double pointed needles or circulars. We recommend taking the Seamless Hat (Knit in the Round) workshop prior to this workshop if you haven't used dpns/magic loop before.
Other important info that you should know about...
You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.
Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it:
- If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.
- No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.
- If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.
- We strive to keep the cost of workshops low, so we ask that your supplies be purchased from River City Yarns.
- Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact email@example.com.
- Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).