Mitten School is an intensive weekend knitting workshop with mitten maven Adrian Bizilia. Mitten School happens every other year in November.


November 9 – 11, 2018

Friday – Sunday (includes overnight stay Sunday and breakfast on Monday)

Mitten School is an intimate, intensive long-weekend workshop with mitten maven Adrian Bizilia. You’ll get hands-on instruction on Adrian’s own spin on traditional colorwork mittens with a modern twist. We’ll be working with a light worsted yarn, so you should be able to leave with one finished mitten and plenty of inspiration/motivation to whip up its mate. HUZZAH!

Mitten School includes:

  • 2 full days of classes with Adrian
  • An exclusive early release of a brand new Hello Yarn mitten pattern
  • TBA wool yarn for the mittens in your choice of Adrian-selected colorways
  • A project bag
  • Friday evening meet & greet hors d’ouevre cocktail party
  • 3 yummy meals/day (omnivore or vegetarian)
  • Happy hour each evening after class
  • 3 nights in shared guest rooms in former high school classrooms

You’ll learn a variety of techniques for Adrian’s signature hybrid Scandinavian-inspired colorwork mittens.

Requirements: This workshop will not teach you how to knit! You must be a confident knitter who can cast on, knit and purl, increase and decrease, and knit in the round (on your choice of dpns, 2 circulars, or magic loop). About a month before, you’ll get a menu of color choices for your main pattern colors.


MITTEN SCHOOL is $425 and includes everything but your knitting needles.  Accommodations are shared rooms in former classrooms. We also have a few private rooms available for an additional $100. Due to the season and the nature of instruction, space is very limited!

Register with a 50% deposit (refundable until September 15, 2018). You’ll pay your balance when you check in.


GETTING HEREYou can fly into Wichita (ICT) or Kansas City (MCI) and rent a car (both about 2 hrs away) or to Topeka (FOE), about 40 minutes away. Oklahoma City (OKC, about 4 hrs’ drive) is an option if you can get a supercheap flight and don’t mind a long drive. If you’re driving, GPS can trick you into taking crazy, horrible dirt roads, so verify your route with our directions.CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUTCHECK IN begoms 5pm on Friday. You can get settled in & just relax until the mixer (hors d’oeuvre-dinner & drinkies) around 8pm. Adrian will have a mitten display showcasing various techniques and ideas for customizing, but the actual knitting won’t start in earnest until Saturday, so if you need to arrive late or miss Friday altogether, no kittens will die. Monday morning, checkout is officially after breakfast, but you can check out whenever it’s convenient for you–including Sunday night, if your schedule demands it. To get the most out of Mitten School, staying overnight Sunday is recommended.


Mitten school covers a lot of ground, but the tone is very casual and relaxed. We’ll get started around 10am, break for lunch around 1ish, then resume until early evening. After dinner, you can relax on your own, or gather back up for pajama knitting.

Mitten School 2010:

Jenn finishing up her thumb

Adrian working on yet another Fiddlehead



Registration opens in July 2018. Deposits are refundable until 9/15/2018.

Register with 50% deposit; pay balance at check-in.