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Mittens of the North Atlantic - Mary Jane Mucklestone

  • Atrium Inn Cypress Room 1 2889 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 2A1 Canada (map)

Explore knitting traditions of the North Atlantic by way of mittens. Norwegian Selbuvotter, Icelandic two thumbed mittens and Newfoundland shooting gloves are three of  the classic mittens found in this vast region.

Learn a little history and explore some special techniques found in this necessary hand-wear. We will discover a few types of thumb construction and creative colorwork from both sides of the Atlantic.

Choose one mini mitten to practice these skills or if you're exceptionally ambitious - knit them all!

Supplies to Bring: For Selbuvotter and Trigger Mittens, two colors of DK weight traditional type of wool yarn preferred, in two colors with high contrast in value, (one light and one dark), 25g/50m each. 25g/ 50m. For Icelandic double thumb mittens, Lett Lopi Icelandic Wool, 25g/50m. Needles US 3 & 4 dpns or preferred method for knitting small diameter pieces.

Note: Gauge is not critical in our samples. We may all get a different sized finished object. Our resulting mittens will be suitable for various sizes of fairies and small trolls.

Homework: None

Class Level: Intermediate, comfortable knitting small diameter pieces in the round. Experience in two color knitting required for knitting Selbuvotter and Trigger Mittens.

3 hour class - $120

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