JC07 Aran Mittens
with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn to read Aran cable charts and work a medallion that is comprised of 10 different cable movements. This mitten will give you practice in various cabling techniques, combining knits, purls, and ribbing, while producing a handsome and elegant mitten. Create a thumb gusset surrounded by cables, and learn about designing mittens as well. Skill level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, magic loop, or two circulars). Suppy list for students: Size: large hand. Approximately 220 yards of sport or DK weight yarn and one set of dp needles each, sizes US 4 and 5/ 3.5mm and 3.75 mm, tapestry needle, stitch markers, waste yarn or stitch holder, sticky notes or magnetic board for reading the charts.
Homework: Do a gauge swatch to achieve 22 sts/4 inches in St st.
Cuff: With smaller dpn, cast on 48 sts, join circularly, pm.
Rnds 1, 2, 3: *K2, p1; rep from *.
Rnd 4: *K2, p1, C2B, p1; rep from *.
Repeat these four rnds 4 more times. (Total: 20 rounds.)
C2B: K2tog, knit first stitch again.
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.