Design Your own Double-knitted Mittens
In the same vein as my Hat Design workshop, this workshop takes you through designing a pair of custom double-knitted mittens. I love the Eastern Thumb for my mittens, so I'll teach that method, as well as the two-circulars method of small-diameter knitting in the round (you may, at your discretion, use DPNs or magic loop but I will not be teaching those styles).
Over the span of 3 sessions, you'll get an understanding of the Eastern Thumb structure and its benefits, measure and swatch, plan out your own chart, learn a lovely textured cuff, and work through the various increases and decreases required to shape and finish a mitten. The second mitten will, out of necessity, be done on your own time afterward.
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(what to know)
You should have taken the Introduction, Advanced Beginner, or In the Round workshops or have facility with modern (two colors at once) double-knitting in the round. You should also be comfortable with mitten construction including increases and decreases in single-layer knitting, as well as following knitting charts.
(what to bring)
100g each of 2 distinct solid colors (1 light, 1 darker) of plain yarn in the sport to fingering weight range and two circular needles in an appropriate size for your chosen yarn.
(what to Do)
If the upcoming virtual or live workshops below don't work for you due to time or location constraints, this workshop's last session was recorded and access is now available for purchase!
BuildingBlox Recorded Workshops: Advanced Beginner Double-knitting 01/54/2023