Two New Knitting Classes – Stranded Mittens and Circular Booties

Please note: These classes took place in 2011; they are not offered currently.

I had a wonderful time teaching the Fair Isle Hat class at Keep Me In Stitches a few weeks ago.  In fact, I think everybody had a lot of fun, for I’m now signed up to teach two more classes there:

The first one will be a stranded mittens class, centered around my Chrysanthemum Mittens design.

Chrysanthemum Mittens, knit in Dale of Norway sport weight yarn, a free knitting pattern by Mary Ann Stephens

Ladies’ Chrysanthemum Mittens

Skills covered will include:
Circular knitting
Chart reading
Stranded swatching
Stranded braids
Stranded purling
Stranded knitting
Mitten shaping
and, of course, any questions that pop up along the way.

There will be two sessions, with 3 weekly classes in each:
Wednesday 1-3pm: January 18th, January 25th & February 1st, OR…
Saturday 1-3pm: January 21st, January 28th & February 4th.

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The second upcoming class will center around my recent “Booties for a Special Day” design:

Booties for a Special Day, a knitting design by Mary Ann Stephens for Kidsknits.com

Booties for a Special Day, a knitting design by Mary Ann Stephens for Kidsknits.com

Skills covered will include:
Circular knitting (see Note, below)
Hemming as you knit
Basic lace knitting
Bootie shaping, with picking up sts and with decreasing
Decorative and symmetrical decreasing
I-cord
and, of course, any questions that pop up along the way.

Note: While it’s possible to knit these booties on circulars, I think dpns make the layout of this project easier to manage.

Booties for a Special Day, circularly knit

Booties for a Special Day, circularly knit with no internal seams

(You can also see more info about this design on my Kidsknits.com site, here.  But, remember – if you’re planning to come to either class, our host, the sweet-as-can-be Rebecca will get you set up with yarn through her store.)

Again, there will be two sessions, with 3 weekly classes in either session:
Wednesday 1-3pm: February 29th (Now really, how often do you get to take a knitting class on 2/29?! 😉 ), March 7th & March 14th, OR…
Saturday 1-3pm: March 3rd, March 10th & March 17th.

Hope to see you there!

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About twostrands

Knitting designer, retailer and instructor specializing in Fair Isle and Nordic design. Website = kidsknits.com Blog = twostrands.com.
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One Response to Two New Knitting Classes – Stranded Mittens and Circular Booties

  1. shaheen says:

    i am glad 2 know about this site.beautiful designs which i never see before. i want to join your’s classes

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