Norwegian Mittens with Donna Kay (MAY 4)
May 4 (SAT, 9AM-4PM)
Join accomplished designer and knitting expert, Donna Kay, for an uplifting one-day workshop on the history and intricate techniques of Norwegian mitten patterns. With more than three decades of professional teaching experience, Donna makes the process fun while you learn how to begin a traditional mitten using authentic stitch patterns with Norwegian wools, in your choice of color on a cream background. You’ll also have the chance to get an overview of tangle-free, 2-color stranded knitting, chart reading, thumb gussets, top shaping, and blocking. You’ll leave brimming with inspiration and excited to finish this exquisite project!
Skill level: Advanced beginner. Basic knitting skills and some experience with double-point needles. A "mitten kit" will be provided, and is included in the tuition.
Materials needed: Please bring double-point needles in size US # 3 & 4, scissors, and tapestry needle.
MEET YOUR TEACHER
DONNA KAY, a knitting instructor and designer for over 30 years, is also an accomplished handspinner. Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion for "folk" knitting with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer and author for publications such as Interweave Knits, Spin Off, PLY, and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep, and a growing herd of spinning wheels.