WORKSHOPS: Thurs., Oct. 19 - Sun., Oct. 22, 2023



Workshop Info

Date: Saturday, October 15, 2022
Time:2:00 - 5:00
Instructor:Vicki Twigg
Latitude Mittens

A mixture of rib, garter, Fair Isle and stockinette stitch give a rich texture to these comfy Mittens. Knitting sideways gives an unusual direction to the patterned stripes and using a needle that is smaller than the recommended size makes them really warm.

Get a taste of some new skills in a manageable size project. Instructions for different sizes are given in the pattern. You will need to use a circular needle but they are knitted flat.

Skill Level Required: Intermediate - Pattern reading.

Skills covered in class (useful if you have done any of these but not essential):

  • Provisional cast on (and picking up these stitches to knit in the other direction).
  • Magic loop technique.
  • German short rows for thumb shaping (my method for knit and purl sts).
  • Simple Fair Isle.
  • An easy bind off down each side of the mittens (no grafting).


Check your gauge - it's very important as different yarn brands will give different results. You should get 7 sts and 9 rows per inch.

Using stockinette stitch, knit a swatch at least 4 ins square, slide the sts onto the cable of the needle (to let your knitting settle to its natural size) and do not measure right to the edge. Check in more than one place on the swatch. Use a larger or smaller needle and repeat if needed.

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Masks are required in this workshop.

Materials Info

There is no material fee associated with this workshop.

Students must bring: 

You will need two colors in the same type of sport weight yarn. About 70yds (65m) of color A and 110yds (100m) of color B. The thumb is mostly in color B.

If you want to reverse the colors on one the mittens you will need about 90yds (85m) of each color.

Circular needle: US #3 (3.25mm) or size needed to get gauge, and at least 24” (60cm) long.
Two double point needles: US #6 (4mm) - 3 sizes larger than the circular.
3 st markers.
2 st holders (or short circular needles no larger than you are using for the mittens).
3 scraps of smooth yarn (of similar thickness) to cast on (one at least 3 1/2 yds - 3.5m long).

We also suggest bringing a battery operated light should you need additional lighting.


Seats Remaining 2
Workshop Fee $80.00


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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023