Knitting Traditions-- Latvian Fingerless Mitts June 22 Saturday

Knitting Traditions-- Latvian Fingerless Mitts June 22 Saturday
Item Number: XX-CLASS-K371
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Latvian Fingerless Mitts


June 22 (Sat.) 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. 1 day


Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 30 years.  Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic, and it was revised, expanded, and released in 2018!  Beth will share her knowledge of traditional knitting techniques with 2 classes: Latvian Fingerless Mitts and The Cowichan-Inspired Cardigan.


Day 1: Beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in Latvian Fingerless Mitts: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid, and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid.  A choice of two- , three-, or four-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gusset-less thumb and a picot edge at the end.  Additional techniques discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three or four colors.  You will receive a full color pattern and handout with this class.

This is an intermediate knitting class and you must be proficient with knitting in the round using either double point needles, Magic Loop, or 2-circular needles.


No refunds or store credit for class cancellations after June 8 unless we find a replacement for you.


Supply List:

  • Handout and color pattern included in the class fee
  • 1.75 ounces each of 5 colors of Sport or DK yarn, preferably wool.  Choose solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarns for the best results.  We recommend Nature Spun Sport or Scout for an authentic look.
  • Double point US 4 needles or needles suitable for Magic Loop or 2-Circulars methods
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Chart holders or sticky notes

PARKING: The New Hampshire Parking Garage is located at 927 New Hampshire Street.  Top level parking is free.  Level 2 parking is $2.00 to park for the whole day.  Street level and basement level parking is 2-hour free parking.  Pay stations are located at each stairwell on the street level.  Sunday parking is free downtown.