Wednesday October 16th
Location: Four Fathers Library- 21 Acadia St.
Knitting workshop - Entrelac mittens designed for fabulously colourful Noro Kureyon wool. The pattern is adult size, but for keen participants instruction can be provided for downsizing.
Participants must know how to knit and purl. Techniques taught will be knitting in the round on sets of 4 double pointed needles, entrelac, working a thumb gusset, and "seaming" using 3-needle bind off. You won't go home with a finished mitten, but will have had an opportunity to learn and practice each technique required, and an understanding of the pattern language.
Participants provide: a set of 4 double pointed needles in both sizes 3.5mm and 4mm.
Provided by the instructor: pattern for adult size mittens from the book Knit Noro Accessories: 30 Colorful Little Knits, yarn to learn techniques, and contact information for questions following the workshop. I have been known to meet with participants long after the workshop to sort out problems.
Sally Austin -
My Mother taught me to knit when I was six. I've had a project, sometimes more than a few actually, on the go for almost 60 years. My grandmothers, aunts, mother and all three sisters knit. It's not only cultural, it's genetic. At 6 and 8 years old, my chosen grandchildren asked for their own needles and another generation began knitting.