Saturday, August 9, 2014

Knit-a-long to Outlander

Added:  Try this capelet!

Tonight is the premiere of Outlander.  And, there’s lots of knitters who plan to knit along with the show.  Jimmy Beans Wool has a knit along shawl pattern.  I love the teal/orange color combo they are suggesting.  Bijou Basin has a line of yarn called Outlandish and a cowl/wrister set by Marly Bird that puts me in mind of Cadfael.  There’s more than one Ravelry group for Outlander fans.  Plus patterns.  There’s more. 

What, I thought, might work for us…all of us…that would be useful, economical, within the skill set of most, and a good "extra" project?  People in cold, damp Scotland could do with felted wool mittens…and so could you.  I read that the Polar Vortex is making a return visit…in September. I have a pair of felted mittens I made a few years ago…your hands are warm whether the mittens are dry or wet from shoveling snow. 

This project can be done by most level knitters.  If you mess up, the felting process covers a myriad of knitting sins. 

Any worsted weight wool or wool/other animal fiber will work for this project.  A single skein of Patons Classic Wool (some colors are available in the studio) or Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool from a big box craft store. You’ll also need US 8 double pointed needles…I have a supply in the studio, if you need to purchase a set. 

Free pattern downloads are available here:

Work your mitten during your regular Group Session or attend The Felted Mitten project classes scheduled for Thursday, August 14 from 7 – 9 pm.  Additional dates will be added – please indicate your interest/availability to me.  

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