Introduction to Estonian Knitting (NEW!) (Part 1 of 2)
Friday, February 10, 2023
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Aleks Byrd
Knitting, Tips & Techniques, World Traditions
Class Details:

This is a two-part class. Both sections of the class will automatically be placed in your cart when you select one of the sessions.

Get a taste of Estonian knitting by making a wristlet showcasing four traditional techniques. This workshop is an introduction to Estonian knitting exploring knit fringe, knit braids, bobbles, and roosimine inlay knitting. We will travel across Estonia learning these different techniques that are much easier than they look. A great way to get to grips with many of the techniques covered in Aleks Byrd’s book Traditions Revisited: Modern Estonian Knits.

Technique Requirements: Students should be comfortable knitting and purling in the round, working with more than one colour, reading charts.

Supplies for Class:

• US 6 / 4 mm needles DPNs or 32” / 80 cm circular needle for working magic loop for knitting a small circumference
• Stitch markers
• Scissors
• Crochet hook—suggested size G6 / 4 mm but any hook at least size D / 3 mm is good
• DK-weight yarn (preferably non-superwash) in the following amounts: MC: 100 yds / 92 m ; approx. 50 g; CC1: 28 yds / 25 m ; approx 10g; CC2: 28 yds / 25 m ; approx 10g. Make sure the yarn for CC1 and CC2 is easy to pull from both ends of the ball for working with two strands at a time.
• Students will need to use a fringe tool for the workshop to create knit fringe (see materials fee if you do not have one).

Materials Fee (to Be Paid Directly to the Teacher):