* Please note that this is a virtual workshop via Zoom
Dates & times
Those cold winters call for more than just any kind of mittens. Thrumming is a technique that incorporates pieces of fiber/roving into your knitting creating a soft, insulating layer between you and that winter chill. These quick, cosy mittens will keep your hands nice and toasty until you can make it to your next cup of tea or hot chocolate.In this class, you’ll learn about fibre, the technique of thrumming, and cast the mittens on to try it out yourself!
You’ll have a new skill under your belt and your new favourite winter mittens on your needles!
Participants should be familiar with the following techniques: Knit/purl, cast on/bind off, increase/decrease, working in the round, have knit a few accessories
Cuff Gauge: 22 sts x 24 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in 1x1 ribbing
Body Gauge: 17 sts x 24 rounds = 4 in / 10 cm in stockinette stitch For general reference, I'll be using Aran-weight yarn with 4.5 mm (US 7) needles for the cuff and 5.0 mm (US 8) for the body. With aran weight yarn and suitable needles to obtain Cuff Gauge, loosely cast on 32 sts using the long-tail cast on method. Place beginning of round marker and join in the round careful not to twist the sts. Rnd 1: *K1, p1*, repeat *-* until end. Repeat Rnd 1 until the mitten cuff reaches about 2 in / 5 cm or desired length. Change to larger needles required to obtain Body Gauge and knit 1 rnd. Next Rnd: K4, M1L, *k8, M1L*, repeat *-* three times, k4. (36 sts) Knit 2 rnds. Keep these sts on the needles and bring to class. Abbreviations: k - knit, p - purl, M1L - make 1 left, rnd(s) - round(s), sts - stitches
In addition to your homework, please bring 40g of roving, some waste yarn and a tapestry needle.
Tutor: Mieka John
Mieka John, the designer behind Salt & Stone Knits, enjoys the many facets of being a knitwear designer and teacher. On an average day she’s connecting and collaborating with other makers, swatching designs, and preparing classes. Originally from New York, she now lives in beautiful Amsterdam spending her days uncovering her creativity and biking to the next appointment with a basket full of WIPs. When Mieka teaches knitting classes she enjoys connecting with students from around the world both virtually and at festivals. Often the techniques featured in her lessons become the central focus of her designs. She delights in finding new applications for familiar techniques and building them into wearable and versatile items. From the moment you enter the classroom, Mieka works to make sure your time together is valuable,and fun! You'll leave feeling not only accomplished and armed with new skills but but that you've connected with your crafting community.