JC05 Latvian Fingerless Mitts
with Beth Brown-Reinsel
The beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to learn the following techniques: a scalloped cuff and subtle variations of the Latvian Braid. A choice of two-, three-, or four-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the mitt as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques 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. Skill level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, Magic Loop, or two circulars). Supply list for students: One set of 3.5 mm double pointed needles, 2 oz. each of 5 colors of sport or DK yarn, tapestry needle and st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart. If you have a large hand, you can work with worsted weight yarn and 4.0 mm needles. Choose a solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarn for best results. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
About the instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching knitting workshops internationally for over 20 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She finished her first DVD Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel in 2010 and is currently working on another on Color Knitting. Her articles and designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitting Traditions, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines. She designs for her pattern line Knitting Traditions. Beth’s website, blog, and eNewsletter can be found at www.knittingtraditions.com. She lives in Vermont and loves winter.