Knit Mittens in the Round with Marion Cook
Time & Location
About the Event
Learn how to knit narrow items with the magic loop technique by knitting a pair of mittens in this two-part workshop. As well as casting on & joining in the round, Marion will teach you how to use the magic loop technique, different increases & decreases & how to knit the smallest part for the thumb. Marion will advise on how to choose the right needle & cord to suit the size of garment you want to knit. Using these skills, you’ll knit mittens with your choice of aran yarn. You’ll start one in the first class & finish it in the second class, so you’ll need to do some knitting homework in between the classes.
Circular knitting or knitting in the round has several key differences to flat knitting, and you might find that you love them. You can try on your knitting as it grows; you may prefer the feel of working with circular needles and best of all with seamless knitting, there's no stitching together when you have finished! This is a versatile addition to your knitting skills & knitting these mittens is great practice to advance to knitting socks.
To get the most out of this workshop, you’ll already be able to cast on, knit & purl. You will be given to keep a set of KnitPro circular needles plus a cable as well as stitch markers. Bring along your choice of aran yarn - 150 yards 100g skein is enough for a pair of adult size fingerless mittens.
We recommend using a yarn with at least some wool content - it’s sustainable, warm & lovely to knit with. There are about a million options out there, from about £5 to £25 for 100g of wool yarn. Feel free to check in with us that your choice is suitable.
The pattern we’ll be knitting is the Maize Mitts by Tin Can Knits, a free pattern that ranges in size from baby to adult large, so you could knit these for all the family for warm gifts. We’ll print the pattern for you & you’ll need to sign up for the Tin Can Knits newsletter in return for using the free pattern.
Marion Cook was taught to knit by her Grandmother and has enjoyed passing on the skill to her daughter. With over 50 years of knitting experience, Marion loves sharing hints and tips with fellow knitters and having those enlightening ‘have you tried it this way’ moments in a group. Marion enjoys trying out other crafts too, anything tactile is fair game, but knitting is her first love and she always has several projects on the go.
£60 includes circular knitting needles but NOT yarn.
6.30pm - 8.30pm 8th & 15th Feb
February 8th - Session 1
February 15th - Session 2