Norwegian Knitting Workshop
On November 11th and 12th Beth Brown-Reinsel from "Knitting Tradition" will be coming to Finch for a two-day workshop. Learn to knit twined fingerless mitts and/or Norwegian mittens in time for the chilly months ahead!
Twined Fingerless Mitts
This class will be on the Saturday, and it is suitable for intermediate knitters comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars.
Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts. Working in the round, the techniques covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs. The Herringbone Braid is an optional addition.
This class is on the Sunday and is suitable for intermediate knitters proficient with dp needles.
Students will learn Norwegian mitten construction, knitting a mitten in two colors on double pointed needles. Techniques to be covered include the striped, ribbed cuff, the Norwegian thumb gusset, seam stitches, different patterning for the front and palm, and the pointed tip shaping at the end of the mitten. Designing will be discussed as well as several options in thumb construction.
Click on the link below to view supplies for each class and to sign up!