Baa-ble Mittens

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Baa-ble Mittens

September 30, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until October 7, 2017

$49.00

Instructor:  Eunice Williams

3 part class: September 16th, 30th and October 7th 2017   2-4 pm

Designed to go with the popular Baa-ble Hat, these mittens are knitted at a fairly tight gauge to keep out the wind.

The original design was inspired by the designer’s surroundings in the winter: the sheep and colours of the croft she lives on in Shetland.

The charts are simple and BIG –  making it a perfect first color work project.

ONE SIZE

To fit an average size hand: 18-20.5cm (7-8in)

Circumference above thumb: 20cm (7¾in)

Length (from edge of cuff to top): 27cm (10¾in)

(For a smaller size use skinnier yarn and smaller needles)

TECHNIQUES

    • 2 color stranded knitting
    •   How to read a charted design
    •   Mitten construction
    •   Thumbs!!

SUPPLIES

US 6 (4 mm) 32” or 40” circular needle

US 6 (4 mm) short DP needles

US 7 (4.5 mm) 32” or 40” circular; or size to obtain gauge

stitch markers, tapestry needle, scissors, other gadget bag tools

Aran Wt. yarn in 4 colors:

Main Color (A) – less than 100 yards

Black (B) – less than 25 yards

White (sheep) (C) – less than 50 yards

Sky Color (D) – less than 100 yards

(Aran wt. yarn label would read: 18 sts = 4 in)

Purchase and Print a copy of Baa-ble Mittens and Cowl by Donna Smith (from Ravelry) http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baa-ble-mittens-and-cowl

GAUGE in colorwork pattern

20 sts. = 4 inches

24 rounds = 4 inches

HOMEWORK

Work a gauge swatch in the round:  using a size 7 needle cast on 25 sts, *slide sts to opposite end of needle allowing yarn to flow loosely across back of knitting,  Knit across, repeat from * for a total of 2 or 3 in.  Don’t cut yarn; Leave swatch on needles. Soak, then let dry flat without stretching.

Supplies must be purchased at BMYS – thank you!

Details

Date:
September 30, 2017
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$49.00