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AURORA BOREALIS - Thursdays from 9-11am beginning Jan 4

Aurora Borealis is a challenging, unique project that is truly wearable art. Semi-circles are knit together to create a scarf or wrap. This is an advanced project! But you will learn new skills and further understanding of this type of structure. 

Skills taught in this class:

  • Connecting similar parts with a knitted triangle
  • Short row shaping
  • Double increase
  • Knitting and purling 3 stitches together

Class Materials:
  • Pattern - Aurora Borealis by Svetlana Gordon (Ravelry; students must download and print the pattern prior to the first class)
  • Yarn - Malabrigo Mechita - 2 skeins MC, 1 skein CC
  • Needles - US 1/2.5mm 16" circular or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Knit kit including stitch markers, paper and pen/pencil, tapestry needle, measuring tape

Homework -  
  • Read the pattern from start to finish and be prepared with any questions. 
  • Cast on 38 sts with US 1 needles; work in stockinette stitch for 5". Bind off. Block. Bring to first class.
  • It is highly recommended that you bring waste yarn and appropriate needles to the first class to practice the technique used in the pattern before beginning the project with your Mechita.

Meets 5x

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. Any yarn or supplies purchased for the class are subject to our regular return policyIf less than three people sign up for the class, each session may be shortened. 

Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details: Students should know how to knit, purl; be able to recognize RS/WS; be able to look at your work and recognize a mistake; be able to read a pattern; understand basic descreases/increases; know how to pick up stitches; be able to slip stitches; understand blocking/finishing
Requirements: Students must purchase yarn from 3 Kittens Needle Arts
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


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