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New Twists in Cables: Fingerless Mittens

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Combine basic techniques to make complex cables simple, fun and rewarding. Knit two pairs of outfit-enhancing fingerless mitts with captivating cables that beg to be shown off.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including two mitten patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Fiona Ellis
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
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Class Overview

Use fundamental techniques to create fascinating cables alongside fashion knitwear designer Fiona Ellis. Start with how to measure your hand accurately to choose the perfect size, before you master the basic cable crosses. Then, knit your gorgeous Glendale mitts as you see how to customize your cuffs, work traveling cables, shape your mitts for a better fit and achieve better range of motion with thumb gussets. Move on to the Cramond mitts, and get step-by-step guidance for knitting impressive Celtic knot cables, as well as creating palm gussets for a more comfortable result. Along the way, learn to easily fix common cable mistakes and add unique cabled flair to future knitting projects. Easily knit sophisticated cables!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started
Meet knitwear designer and instructor Fiona Ellis and find out more about the gorgeous cabled mittens you'll be making in your class. Fiona discusses yarn choices, needles and getting the right gauge for your mitten to show off those cables. Once you've measured your hand to determine the size you'll need, you'll be ready to cast on!
2. The Glendale Mitten: Basic Cables
3. The Cuff & Troubleshooting
4. Shaping the Thumb Gusset
5. Finishing & Cable Patterns
6. Celtic Knot Cables
7. Shaping a Palm Gusset: Cramond Mitten

Taught by

Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis
Fiona Ellis began designing knitwear commercially after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in fashion knitwear design from De Montfort University in England. Her original designs have been sold to fashion houses in New York, London & Paris for mass-market production. Fiona's patterns have been widely published in premier knitting magazines, as well as many leading yarn companies. She is the author of Inspired Cable Knits, Inspired Fair Isle Knits and Knitspiration Journal (all published by Potter Craft).

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