JC06 Twined Knitted Fingerless Mitts
with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or Twined Knitting, by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. Working in the round, the techniques covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs. The Herringbone Braid is an optional addition. Skill level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles, magic loop, or two circulars). Suppy list for students: Yarn: No single ply yarns! Around 4 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn for two mitts. Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball. If you want to spin your own, a worsted weight 2 ply, Z-plied yarn will work well, but Cascade 220 works great too! 1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight. Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns. Four ply yarns show the textures best. Needles: One set of 7” long (or shorter) double pointed needles, size 4mm (US 6), Tapestry needle and stitch markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes for keeping one’s place on the chart. Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball.
About the instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching knitting workshops internationally for over 20 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She finished her first DVD Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel in 2010 and is currently working on another on Color Knitting. Her articles and designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Knitting Traditions, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines. She designs for her pattern line Knitting Traditions. Beth’s website, blog, and eNewsletter can be found at www.knittingtraditions.com. She lives in Vermont and loves winter.