A fast and fun project, perfect for stash busting and a wonderful canvas for embellishment. Instant Mittens are a great first project for double pointed needles! We will learn a couple of decorative beginnings, two thumb constructions and consider many different embellishment ideas.
Materials Required: • 2 skeins of Valley Yarns Berkshire Bulky or Lambs Pride Bulky • Oddments of yarn from your stash, in various weights and colors, for embellishing • One set US 9 double-pointed needles • Tapestry needles, one sharp, one blunt • Scissors • Stitch markers • Graph paper and colored pencils, if desired • knitting tool kit Prior to the first class, please complete the following: Make a sample square (knit flat) for stitch practice as follows: • Cast On 18 stitches. • Rows 1-2: Knit • Row 3: Knit • Row 4: K2, p14, k2. • Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you roughly have a square. • End by repeating Rows 1-2. • Wash in mild soapy water, rinse thoroughly and block into a nice little square.