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BASIC MITTENS (knit) - Saturdays from 3-5pm beginning Jan 8

After learning the basics in Beginning Knitting, you are ready for mittens. The Waiting for Winter Mittens pattern is perfect for first-time mitten knitters!

Skills taught in this class:

  • Knitting in the round on double pointed needles
  • How to increase for the thumb gusset
  • How to add stitches in the middle of a row

Required materials: 

  • Pattern - Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B. Anderson ($4.00)
  • Yarn (purchased separately at 3 Kittens) - Berroco Ultra Wool (100% SW Wool; 219 yards) - 1 ball
  • Needles - US 7/4.5mm double pointed needles - or size to obtain gauge
  • Gauge - 5 sts/inch
  • Notions - Knit Kit, including locking stitch markers


  • Please complete a swatch as follows - cast on 30 sts on US 7 needles, work in stockinette for 30 rows, bind off, DO NOT CUT

Meets 4x

Due to Covid 19, we have new protocols for our classes that we have put in place to keep staff and students safe:

  • All classes will occur when the store is closed.
  • All classes have a maximum of 4 students and a minimum of 3 students (in order to be able to pay our instructors). Due to this very tight window, we may need to cancel classes at the last minute. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • Students are required to wear a mask (covering the nose and mouth) throughout the class, unless all class participants are comfortable not wearing a mask. We respectfully ask that anyone not yet vaccinated continue to wear a mask
    while in the store.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available on the class table. We encourage everyone to use it as they feel necessary.
  • Class tables set up to accommodate all customers with at least 6 feet of space between them and across the tables.
  • No food or drink is allowed.

Cancellation Policy - Student cancellations must be made at least one week prior to the class to receive a refund for the class fee. After that date, class fees are not refundable and cannot be transferred to another class. 3 Kittens may need to cancel a class if not enough people sign up, but we try to provide other options when we can. We may need to reschedule due to weather or teacher illness.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should have basic knitting skills, including knowing how to knit & purl, cast on & bind off; understanding RS/WS
Materials Included: none
Instructor: Mary Ann
Instructor Bio: Mary Ann Brooks was born and raised in South Minneapolis and now lives in Apple Valley. She has been with 3K for 5 years and teaches beginning knitting, project classes and tool box sessions. Mary Ann started knitting when she was 7 years old and although her projects were not fabulous, she has continued knitting throughout her life and knits every day. Her knitting has improved over the years! Knitting samples for the shop is a favorite because it challenges knitting skills and requires knitting that is sometimes out of her comfort zone. Her other favorite is teaching. Mary Ann enjoys encouraging students to learn new skills either as a first time knitter or as a more experienced knitter trying a pattern that requires new skills or a different method. Mary Ann says " I imagine knitting will always be a part of my life and I hope to be with 3K for many years!"

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.


  • 3 Kittens Needle Arts
  • The Village @ Mendota Heights
  • 750 Main Street, Suite 112-113
    St Paul, MN 55118
  • (651) 457-4969


  • Needlepoint Department
  • Tues-Sat: 10am - 3pm
  • Yarn Department
  • Tues/Thurs 10am-7pm
    Wed/Fri/Sat 10am - 3pm