Swedish Garments & Techniques
Swedish Cast-Ons and Knitting Technique, 3 hours
Five cast-ons from Sweden will be taught in this hands-on class. They are all one-needle cast-on methods, and can be adapted for one or two color edges for sweaters, mittens, socks, and hats. In addition, the Continental and English methods of knitting, purling, and weaving will be taught as a basis for the Scandinavian technique of working with two yarns in the left hand (knitting, purling, and weaving) and Twined knitting (two yarns in the right hand). Small sample swatches will be made using all of the techniques learned in class.
• Two contrasting colors of the same weight yarn, either sport or worsted weight.
• A pair of appropriately sized 12" or 16" circular or short straight needles. (Example: 4.5 mm or 5.0 mm (US size 7 or 8) for worsted yarn, 3.75 mm or 4.0 mm (US size 5 or 6) for sport yarn.)
• Optional: hang tags for labeling samples
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