The Lively World of Scandinavian Patterning (NEW!)
Date & Time
Sunday, November 5, 2017, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
All Levels Welcome
Deborah Newton
Color, Tips & Techniques
Class Details:
Deborah will present and explain all the types of motifs and patterns from her favorite Scandinavian knitting, part of her Swedish heritage. Blocks, stars, roses, leaves—fascinating trellis patterns, dancing figures, horses, and reindeer! Wavy borders and fretwork divider patterns, large single motifs, as well as allover patterning are part of this rich knitting tradition. Share Deborah’s enthusiasm for these lively and unique patterns as she shows many interesting swatches from her large collection. Deborah will also show a slide presentation of Scandinavian patterns in her own designs as well as traditional garments. Everyone will also see how different yarns affect pattern, and how to adapt Scandinavian colorwork patterns to garments and other projects. Deborah will also share technical tips for knitting your stranded colorwork! Students will choose from a variety of charted motifs and patterns that Deborah has gathered for your use, to incorporate into a small project that she has designed especially for this class. Technique Requirements: Knit/purl; cast on/bind off; chart reading; easy colorwork
Supplies for Class:
Please bring 3 colors of a worsted-weight yarn—only a couple of ounces of each is necessary. Bring straight needles, as well as a 16" circular needle to work with the yarn, as well as one size smaller, and one size larger. Pencil.