Beginning Knitting 2: Intro to Cabling - Harriet Mitts



In this class students will complete a pair of Harriet Mitts, review a few basic techniques, and build upon them with some new skills:

  • The basics of yarn and needle choice
  • Gauge: What is it, how do we check it, and do we really need it?
  • How to read a pattern and helpful tricks to keep your place
  • Knitting skills review: Long tail cast-on, knit and purl stitches, binding off
  • Mirrored Increases: right and left leaning increases
  • Cable Essentials: right and left leaning cables
  • Knitting in the round: Magic Loop method or double pointed needles
  • Fixing common mistakes: Picking up dropped stitches in knit and purl, and "Tinking" or unknitting
  • Finishing a project: You put all that time into knitting, aren't we done yet?! Nope :-) This class will cover sewing in ends, washing and blocking finished projects
  • Ravelry: Do we really need an account?  How do we navigate Ravelry and what are the benefits of learning to use this free platform

Materials list
Time is set aside during the first day of class to find and purchase materials needed other than a notebook and pen.  If you wish to give the class as a gift along with the materials, please consult a shop employee before making any purchases.
  • The Harriet Mitts pattern ($5.00 and available on Ravelry through Acorn Street Shop)
  • 1 skein worsted-weight yarn, 150 yards minimum
  • Needles needed to get gauge (pattern suggests US #8 (5.00 mm) 40" circular or double pointed needles)
  • Cable needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Stitch holder for thumb stitches
  • Handi Tool for picking up stitches (optional)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Wool wash


Skill Level: Beginner
Requirements: Students should be comfortable with knit and purl stitches, and long tail cast on. This class is a great follow up to Beginning Knitting 1: The Man Hat.
Instructor: Sonna Schuttner
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.