JC11 3-2-1 Roundabout
with Merike Saarniit
3 unusual stitches, worked in 2 colors, just 1 color at a time, in the round. The “swatch” results in a lovely fingerless mitt that could easily be completed as a mitten or glove. Worked in worsted weight yarn and elastic stitches, this is a fast and gratifying mini-project!
Participants bring: 2 oz. worsted weight smooth (non-textured) yarn: 1 in a light solid color and the other in a contrasting color, either solid or handpainted (though none of the colors should be the same as the light colored yarn). Needles with which to work in the round, US size 7 or 8 with pointier tips.
About the instructor: Merike Saarniit teaches workshops in spinning, knitting, dyeing and weaving in the US and globally, thanks to a traditional Estonian upbringing (in the US) resulting in learning needle crafts early on. Learning to spin in the 1980s, resulted in Merike buying a sheep farm and starting Carolina Homespun to sell fiber crafting supplies. Her “Invitation to Spin” kits popularized high whorl spindles and the “park and draft” method which she still teaches. She was a featured hand dyer in the book Handpaint Country. The farm and shop sold in 2000, she moved to Meadows of Dan, VA where she now designs knitwear and is working on a book.