Penobscot Marine Museum talk and workshop: ‘All Kinds of Fishermen’s Mittens’

Posted Jan. 23, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 24, 2013, at 11:22 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2, 1970 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Penobscot Marine Museum, Church Street, Searsport, ME

For more information: Kathy Goldner; 207-548-2529 ext 216;

Folklorist and mitten expert Robin Hansen will bring her collection of mittens from around the world and speak on the history and traditions of knitting mittens and their importance to fishermen. She will teach the old-time Maine cast-on and help you to knit the mittens of your dreams, whether they be European or down home Maine. We will have Robin’s new knitting book “Ultimate Mittens”, and her book of Maine mittens “Favorite Mittens” on hand. Bring your yarn and needles. Lunch provided. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at PMM’s Stephen Phillips Memorial Library, Church Street, Searsport. $40 non-members, $35 members, includes lunch. Register online at or call 207-548-2529.

Robin Hansen is a knitting expert who searches out traditional patterns and tests, clarifies, and modifies them to make them accessible to today’s knitters. She has has written articles for such publications as Interweave Knits, Knitter’s Magazine, and Vogue Knitting, and she is the author of several knitting books. Robin lives with her family in West Bath, Maine.

Thank you to our sponsoring yarn shops! Heavenly Socks Yarns, Over the Rainbow Yarns, Purple Fleece