Description: Magic loop is such a handy technique! Never have to search for your fifth double point again. Knit whatever size tube you want with your long circulars. In this class, we’ll practice magic loop by knitting fingerless mitts. Adventurous students can knit the owl mitts using a few simple cables and seed stitch, or the mitts can be knit with a reverse stockinette panel. Along the way, you can learn how to join tidily in the round, finish your circular bind off so the join is invisible and to cast on in pattern for ribbing.
Saturday, 12PM - 2PM
Instructor: Susan Allaway
Techniques/Skills Learned: Learn Magic Loop and joining in the round.
Optional skills: Weaving in ends in circular knitting to enhance your cast on/bind off, simple cables, casting on in pattern for ribbing.
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Confident with knitting basics and ready to go the next level.
Prerequisites for Class: Must be able to knit and purl.
Materials Needed for Class:
One skein Blue Sky Extra or Rowan Cocoon
Size US 7 circular needles 32 or 40 inch
Size US 8 circular needle. 32 or 40 inch
Additional Notes: Cocoon is slightly bigger so will give you a slightly larger mitt. Also, it sheds a bit, its fuzziness is it’s one of its charms.
The Owl Mitts pattern by Amanda Jones will be used in class.
Homework: Purchase and wind your Woolwinders yarn prior to the first class.
Please see the WoolWinders Shop Policies page for additional class information.