Robin Hansen will bring her collection of mittens from around the world and speak on the history and traditions of knitting mittens and their importance to fishermen. She will teach the old-time Maine cast-on and help you to knit the mittens of your dreams, whether they be European or down home Maine. We will have Robin’s new knitting book Ultimate Mittens, and her book of Maine mittens, Favorite Mittens on hand. Bring your yarn and needles on Saturday February 2, 9 am to 4 pm.
Lunch provided.At PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport.$40 non-members, $35 members, Register online at http://fishermanmittens.eventbrite.com or call 207-548-2529.
Robin Hansen is a folklorist and mitten expert who has written articles on knitting for such publications as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting. She searches out traditional patterns and tests, clarifies, and modifies them to make them accessible to today’s knitters. She is the author of several knitting books. Robin lives with her family in West Bath, Maine.
Thank you to our sponsoring yarn shops! Heavenly Socks, Over the Rainbow,Purple Fleece