Teaching dates 2018

April 7th – Brooklyn General Store, Brooklyn NY – Fresh Fair Isle – from 10-5 with an hour break for lunch. (6 hours) My favorite class! Liven up your Fair Isle knitting! Spend the day with me exploring fresh new colorways. This class will introduce the basics of color theory and how to use its principles to guide your color choices. We will learn about the use of color over the years in traditional Fair Isle knitting and move beyond, developing our own personal color schemes.We’ll analyze how different color combinations can completely change how a motif looks. Knitting a simple stranded wristlet or fingerless glove will quickly illustrate new concepts.  Brooklyn General specializes in small class sizes – the optimal way to learn.

April 8th Brooklyn General Store, Brooklyn NY – The Fair Isle Hat – 10am – 1pm (3 hours) Begin designing with Fair Isle motifs by starting with a hat! In this design class a basic hat pattern is offered with multiple options for you to pick and choose to make it your very own. Experiment with color!Go wild and even invent your own pattern motifs – I’ll show you how! Lots of individual attention with group participation encouraged.Brooklyn General Store is located at 128 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231  (between Columbia & Hicks)

CLASS INFO:  info@brooklyngeneral.com or call 718-237-7753 or follow links above.

June 6 – 10 Squam Arts Spring Retreat, Holderness, New Hampshire

July 16 – 23 – Gudrun and Mary Jane’s Grand Shetland Adventures  SOLD OUT

July 26 – August 1 – Gudrun and Mary Jane’s Grand Shetland Adventures  SOLD OUT

August 8 – 11 Wool Scouts Retreat Session 1, North Maine Woods – fantastic  event!!!! We liked it so much in 2017 that we’re doing it twice in 2018!

August 15 – 19 Wool Scouts Retreat, Session 2, Rustic, off the grid at a classic Maine Camp.

September 28th – October 1st Knit City, Vancouver BC Canada – I’m so excited to be participating in this fabulous event!

October 12 – 15 Pacific Knitting Retreat, Point Reyes California – Shetland in Point Reyes – along with my friend Gudrun Johnston!

November 9 – 12 Knit Ithaca, Ithaca NY, Laura Nelkin’s super-fun retreat. We get to hike to a WATERFALL!  Details to come

More to come! Be sure to check back!

 I love to teach!

Contact me at mjmucklestone @ gmail.com you’d like me to teach at your shop or venue.

Grand Shetland Adventures


Join me and my great friend Gudrun Johnston  for a once in a lifetime exploration of Shetland’s wooly awesomeness, rich history, stunning natural beauty, unique culture and welcoming island community. These fun packed adventures will introduce you to Shetland’s wonders (knitting and otherwise) with a personal touch and an insider’s savvy. You’ll be planning your next trip to Shetland before you even leave the islands!Trips for 2018 are SOLD OUT.

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My Craftsy Classes!

Modern Stranded Knitting Techniques



Craftsy class
The Fair Isle Vest Stranded and Steeked