Felted Mitten Class with Karena Schmidt
This winter as the blustery winds of Boreas again blow fiercely across the Keweenaw, you can welcome the chilled air with mirth and warm hands when attired in a hand-knit pair of thick felted mittens. In this four-session class, taught by Karena Schmidt, you will first knit a pair of mittens learning a method using three double-pointed needles and discover several useful nifty knitting techniques. The over-sized mittens will then be felted to your size preference and finally you will embellish the felted mitts with a whimsical design by needle-felting. A perfect treasure for yourself or to gift to someone you love. Class Fee: $110 Materials Kit: $50
Class meets Thursday evenings, 6-8 pm, with extra help sessions at CAC on Saturdays.
Class 1, 22 Jan: Review of knit and purl stitches. Select yarn color. Cast on and knit mitten up to thumb gusset.
Class 2, 29 Jan: Complete thumb gusset and finish mitten 1. Begin knitting mitten 2.
Class 3, 5 Feb: Complete mitten 2. Machine wash mittens for felting. Work on design for needle-felting.
Class 4, 12 Feb: Created needle felted design on mittens and complete project.
For anyone wishing to sign up for this class who has no knowledge of how to knit, please contact Karena prior to the first class to arrange for a knitting lesson.
Materials kit ($50) includes:
o Pattern for knit mittens (So you can make them again and again)
o Size 10 double-pointed knitting needles
o Size 2 double-pointed knitting needles
o Sufficient wool yarn for one pair of mitts (2 skeins Lamb’s Pride Worsted)
o Stitch holder
o Tapestry needle
o Corks for thumb opening
o Needle felting tool and replacement needles
o Assorted colors of wool roving for needle felting design
o Tote bag to carry supplies
Pre-registration and payment required. Up to 12 students. Call 906-934-2228 for more info.