Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Latvian Style Wristlets

We are lucky enough to have Anne Reaves teach us about Latvian mittens and will make wristlets at the January meeting on the 13th.

Supplies: two strongly contrasting colors or shades of worsted wool (the label should read 20 stitches by 24 rows on size 7 needles for 4 inches square) and size 5 or 6 needles (double point or magic loop). You can definitely use leftovers from wool hats.

No, you won’t be able to complete an entire wristlet during the workshop, but you will be able to accomplish enough to be able to finish the wristlets at home. There are two different designs: one for those less experienced in stranded knitting and one for the more adventurous. The easier version is a wristlet made of different bands of typical Latvian geometric designs, and the second is made of alternating braids but is only for those who are already comfortable with stranded knitting. (A third version could be one braid, then other chart—if you decide braids are not a technique you enjoy!)

In case of cancellation due to weather:  We will make every attempt to let everyone know.  It will be posted here, and on the facebook page, as well as direct email.