For most knitters in the States, only one variation of the Latvian Braid is known. In this class, Jeannie will direct us through three variations of this useful braid with applications for mittens (of course!) as well as hats and other knitted edges.
There is some homework (not much – it is summer, after all!) to be completed prior to class. You may use dpns or magic loop. Any weight yarn may be used though the braids look daintier in a smaller gauge. Check the store samples as they list the specific yarns used. Three highly contrasting colors in the yarn of your choice and the pattern are needed.
Homework: Gauge is not so critical for this class as for others. However, the results will be more appealing when knit in a DK or fingering weight yarn than in a heavier yarn. The sample in lavender, purple and green was knit using Finullgarn (fingering weight) on US size 1 dpns. The sample in yellow, red and green was knit on US size 3 dpns in Aranmore Light (DK weight). Three highly contrasting solid colors are needed. You may use dpns or magic loop.
Prior to class, wind a small amount of yarn in one of the two contrasting colors for use in the solid braid
Cast on in the MC for either weight yarn in multiples of 6, as follows
DK weight: Cast on 42 stitches
Fingering weight: CO 48 stitches
Join in the round, being careful not to twist the stitches
Purl one round
With CC #1, knit one round; purl one round
With MC, knit three rounds
For reference, my gauge is as follows: 6 spi in Aranmore Light and 7 spin in Finullgarn. These stitch counts in the stated gauges will give a finished wrist warmer to fit an adult woman. If you later need to alter the stitch count, use multiples of six.
Update 8/11/18 We do have one slot open – but you will need to call the shop to register at this time.