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Entrelac for the Whole Family

I’ve rewritten my Entrelac Mittens pattern in five sizes—enough for the whole family. The design is featured in Knit Noro: Accessories. After I found out that the publishers decided to offer it in just one size I wanted to test out my sizing theory. First I sized the mitten up, then down, down and down again. Devan is modeling his mittens which are one size smaller than the ones in the book.

Unfortunately I can’t publish the other sizes, but the publisher has given me permission to teach a class based on the mitten pattern and provide the full pattern as published in the book plus add the four extra sizes. This workshop is the only place to get your hands on all the other sizes.

The workshop will be held next month at Knit City fibre festival in Vancouver. Registration in the class will also get you into the marketplace with over 50 booths and some well-known names such as SweetGeorgia Yarns, Jane Richmond, Indigodragonfly, Briggs and Little, and Elann among many, many more. Check out the full list here.

The workshop project is a mitten in the smallest size which fits a 2 to 4-yr-old and a pair takes only one ball of Noro Kureyon. You may use any other worsted weight yarn, but Kureyon is so fun to work with because of the lovely colours.

In addition to learning how to size the mitten, I’ll also teach you:

  • the entrelac technique (naturally)
  • how to knit back backwards (so handy when working rows with only 9 sts)
  • how to work a side thumb gusset in the centre of an entrelac diamond
  • right and left-slanting make-one increases
  • right and left-slanting decreases on RS and WS (most notably the ssp)
  • the ratio of entrelac stitches to stocking stitches
  • how to use a single circular needle using the magic loop technique for knitting in the round
  • mitten blocking

Class details
Entrelac Mittens
date: October 13, 2012
time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
location: Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver
contact: Amanda and Fiona
bonus: you don’t have to buy the book, the pattern is provided in the cost of the workshop