Using an exclusive-to-class pattern, students will practice knitting in the round with two colors at once, experiment with different increases in stranded color work to create a fully fashioned thumb gusset, and follow a chart. This is a class to increase your skills and tackle problems common to stranded projects. As part of class discussion, we’ll also cover size adjustments with charted knitting, and review basic color theory as it relates to Fair Isle style projects. Students will leave class with a good start on a pair of beautiful Nordic Mitts.
Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; increase/decrease; working in the round; have knit a few accessories; easy colorwork
Choose a needle size and worsted-weight yarn for a target gauge of 6 stitches to the inch knit in the round. With a needle one size smaller than the size you will be using for the mitt, cast on 48 stitches. If this is a first time for knitting in the round, work your rib set-up row on one needle. Work in k2 p2 rib across the stitches, then transfer/slip the stitches to your waiting needle(s), in groups of 24 (for two circulars), or 16 (for 3 dpns), or 12 (for 4 dpns). Place a marker at the end of the row and join to work in the round by bringing the end of the row together with the beginning of the row, being careful not to twist the stitches. I’ve posted a video of this method on Youtube here: https://youtu.be/uSHb-kp2oz4. Once you have worked the first k2p2 round and double checked that your stitches aren’t twisted, continue in this rib pattern until the cuff measures 2” from the cast on edge.
Supplies for Class:
A second color of yarn plus a 24" of a third "pop" color (see class photo for guidance), 2 stitch markers, yarn needle and 10” of smooth waste yarn, your usual knit kit, your pre-knit cuff on the needles you knit it with.