3/06 - A Month of Quick Knits

$ 25.00
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Instructor: Meaghan Schmaltz

3 quick knits using Aran and Bulky weight yarn for quick satisfying knits! You can join me for individual classes or the trio! Together, we will create wardrobe staples that include fingerless mitts, a hat and a cowl. The final class on 3/20 will also be used as a wrap-up to seam the Alpine Trails hat for finishing.

Recommended Skill Level – Confident beginner

Skills Required – knitting, purling, knitting in the round using DPNs or Magic Loop technique

Week 1 – 03/06: North Country Mitts by Andrea Mowry

Aran weight mitts with a timeless stitch pattern design!

Materials: A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry

Aran weight yarn in a solid or tonal color; 70-75 yds

US 7 (4.5mm) set of DPNs or 32” circular needle for Magic Loop

Stitch markers

Finished Size: One size fits most adult women: 7 inches, un-stretched circumference

Homework: Cast on and work the Cuff per the pattern.

Week 2 – 03/20: Alpine Trail Hat by Jill Zielenski A bulky weight hat – a braided cable adorns the brim of this oversize, slouchy hat. Knit in a bulky weight yarn this is a super fun and quick knit. Topped off with a big pom pom, this hat is sure to be a new favorite!

A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry

Bulky weight yarn in a solid color; 225 yds

US 10 (6mm) 16” circular needle US 10 (6mm) DPNs

Stitch marker

Smooth scrap yarn in Worsted or Aran weight (cotton or superwash wooly highly recommended) – approximately 1 yd in length

Pom pom maker – 2 ½” size (green Clover)

Finished Sizes Small (Medium, Large): ~16 (17.5, 19)” / 40.5 (44.5, 48.5) cm circumference; 10 (10.5, 11)” / 25.5 (26.5, 28) cm tall Sample size is a Medium; typically worn on a 22” circumference head

Homework: None.

Week 3 – 03/27: Arika Cowl by Jane Richmond

A bulky weight shawl cowl that is knit flat, like a short scarf, and seamed. Amazing fringe is added to up the style factor!

Materials: A copy of the pattern available on Ravelry

Bulky weight yarn in a solid or tonal; 210 yds

US 10.5 (6.5mm) 24” circular needle

Crochet hook, size G or H recommended

Tapestry needle

Finished Size: One size fits most adult women

Homework: Knit and block the cowl in its entirety. Once bound off, leave a 36” tail for seaming. Schematic is provided for accurate blocking. Cut fringe lengths and bring for assembly. Although this seems like a lot of work before coming to class, the cowl itself is very easy to make. The seaming and spacing of the fringe is the most complex and what we will focus on in the class.