Fingerless mitts are an incredibly popular knitting project - whether you love lace, or maybe colorwork, or even texture, they make a good canvas for many types of design elements.
In this class, we’ll be knitting the Maize mitts, designed by Tin Can Knits. It’s a free pattern with tutorials incorporated throughout; it allows for both fingerless mitts and full mittens, but we’ll be focusing on the fingerless mitts version during class. We’ll discuss tips for working small-diameter projects in the round, how to improve the gusset (thumb) section, and making minor modifications to the fit/project to get just the mitts you want.
(Photo courtesy of Tin Can Knits!)
Date: Thursdays, November 7 & 14, 6-8 PM
- Class fee: $30; yarn included
- Materials: Pattern (downloadable from the Tin Can Knits website, free), US6/4.0mm double-pointed needles OR 32"/80 cm+ circular needle for Magic Loop; class materials are eligible for a 20% discount upon registration/payment
- Prerequisite skills: cast on, knit, purl, bind off, ability to work in the round
- Homework: yes; please allow 3-5 hours of work time to complete it before class. Pick the size of mitt that you want to make, cast on the number indicated by the pattern, and work the first section of the pattern (stop when you reach the heading "thumb gusset"). Need help picking a size or walking through the pattern? Just ask us at registration! We'll be diving right in to the thumb gusset at the beginning of the first class.