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Fishermen’s Mittens Zoom Workshop

February 18, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Part I on Thursday, February 18th and Part II on Thursday, March 4th 
Sessions start at 6pm
$40/participant, including shipping. Register here.
Register by February 10th to ensure your materials arrive with time to start knitting before the workshop
For intermediate to experienced knitters

Before rubber gloves, a fisherman’s wife or mother or an enterprising home economist knit mittens, experimenting with the design to produce a warm, durable mitten. Fannie Johnson, who made three pairs of mittens in the PMM collection, followed a double-knit, shrunk-down type pattern from the late 1930s. This set of two workshops is part history, part DIY.

Included with the workshop fee, participants will receive by mail 2 skeins of Bartlett 2-ply fisherman yarn and 4 number four double-pointed needles. Participants should start their mitten project before the first workshop. The pattern is available here. During part one of the Zoom workshop on February 18th, PMM curator Cipperly Good will first share the history of fishermen’s mittens in Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. Then she will continue with describing her experience knitting fishermen’s mittens and some tips to get around the tough parts.

On March 4th, in part two of the workshop, Cipperly will discuss fulling and felting and share the process she went through to complete her fishermen’s mittens. Workshop sessions will be recorded and available on YouTube to those that register. Registration is required, click here to register. Contact Jeana at if you have any questions.


February 18, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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