Kicking Horse Mittens

Inspired by ski tracks in fresh powder, the slipped stitches, cables, and thick yarn of these mittens combine to give your hands great insulation on a cold day. The pattern is written from the top down to accommodate various row gauges and hand lengths. While students must be comfortable with colourwork, only one colour is worked at a time, making these mittens less complicated than they appear! The pattern is available for purchase here.

Kate will cover the following skills in this class:

Judy’s Magic Cast-On

Magic Loop

Increasing in stripes

Slipped stitch cables

Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind off

Kitchener stitch

Please note: A minimum of 3 students is required in order for the class to proceed.


  • 2 contrasting colours of worsted or aran weight yarn. 80-120 yards main colour & 55 - 80 yards contrasting colour
  • 4.5 mm (US 7) 32 inch minimum circular needle
  • Cable Needle
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn Needle

Session Info

Instructor: Kate
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 2 & 9, 2019 12:30 - 2:30 pm

  • Cost $40
  • Sessions 2
  • Length 2 Hours

Advanced Knitting

Ability to knit projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous colour changes. Knitter will be able to ‘read’ their knitting, use charts and will have the ability to fix errors.