Next Steps in Nordic Peasant Knitting (In- Person)
Instructor: Liz Towers
Date & Time: April 23, 2022 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Total Cost: $67.00
Skill Level: Intermediate
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
Learn how to knit traditional stranded colorwork using what is known in the Nordic countries as “peasant knitting.” Working in the round with two colors at a time, knitters of old held one color in each hand, knitting as they led the cows back to the barn or wandered down to the docks, hoping to spy their beloved fisherman returning with a bountiful catch.
Students will be knitting a traditional Scandinavian hat which was designed specifically to build skills needed for proficiency in stranding. We will learn the separate ways for securing floats in the background and pattern colors, as well symmetrical decreases (k2tog and ssk) and the use of double pointed needles at the crown.
Skills Level: Students must be familiar with knitting in both English and continental styles, though you only need to know how to purl in one style. It is helpful, though not required, to be familiar with working in the round, using double pointed needles, and k2tog and ssk decreases. (Students in this class should already have successfully completed a number of projects.)
Students should bring to class: A set of five size US 5 [3.75 mm] double pointed needles 7” [18 cm] long and one circular needle size US 5 [3.75 mm] in 16” [40 cm] length, 3 stitch markers, 1 contrasting stitch marker for beginning of round
Materials: A supply kit is provided by the instructor that includes enough high quality, next-to-skin-soft wool to complete the project and one free pattern. The kit price is $27.00(a significant savings on the yarn cost!) and is included in the class tuition.
Material Fee: $27.00