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Learn to Knit Marlisle: Project Bomen Mittens
October 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Classes are on Thursdays, Oct 19, 26 & Nov 9.
The Bomen mittens are a beautiful example of how to work multiple types of colorwork in one project. This class is an introduction to marlisle, where two colors of yarn are held together, as well as Stranded colorwork, where each yarn is used separately. The majority of the project is worked in Marlisle, with stranded colorwork dispersed in the trees and Corrugated Ribbing. This class will also help teach you how to read charted colorwork and work a basic cable to outline the trees.
The designer, Anna Maltz, says “These cozy mittens are designed as a twinned pair – in that the left and right hand clearly go together, but they each have a different tree on them – to start hinting at the beautiful and essential diversity of forests. Bomen means trees in Dutch, but also chatting.”
Please Complete your Swatch prior to the start of class.
Skills Required: Knit and Purl, how to work in the round using Magic Loop Method, and basic experience reading patterns.
Materials: Bomen pattern by Anna Maltz
4mm (US6) and 4.5mm (US7) 32”-40” needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Approximately 185 yards each of two fingering-sport weight yarns.
Recommended yarn: Cricket by Kelbourne Woolens