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RANUNCULUS (knit) - two options

Ranunculus is one of the most flexible patterns we've knit! You can choose lace to aran weight yarn; wide or crew neckline; long, short or intermediate length sleeves. The possibilities are endless! Because you're working with large needles (US 10), you'll have the sweater done quickly while learning new stitches and different methods for more familiar techniques. It is such a great pattern, you may want to make more than one!

Skills taught in this class:

  • Alternative way to work German Short Rows
  • New method to work increases
  • A unique looped stitch
  • Tubular cast-on

Class Materials:
  • Pattern - Ranunculus by Midori Hirose (Ravelry; students must download and print the pattern prior to the first class)
  • Yarn (must be purchased at 3 Kittens) - 370-941 yards lace to aran weight (see pattern); note that this sweater is cropped, so if you want a longer length, you will need to purchase more yarn.
  • Needles - US 10/6mm 16"  and 32" circulars or size needed to obtain gauge; US 8/4mm 16" and 32" circulars
  • Knit kit including stitch markers, removable stitch markers, paper and pen/pencil, tapestry needle, US H/5mm crochet hook; waste yarn; Purl Strings

Homework -  
  • Read the pattern from start to finish and be prepared with any questions. 
  • Knit a gauge swatch - Cast on 28 sts with US 10needles; work in stockinette stitch for 6". Bind off. Block. Check gauge. Adjust needle size if necessary.

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


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