Scottish Sanquhar Gloves

Length: 12-18 hours Level:  Intermediate to advanced (must be proficient with dp needles) The intricately patterned gloves from 19th century Scotland are a joy and a challenge to knit. Full of small geometric patterns and tiny gussets around the fingers and thumb, they are made on double-pointed needles. Explore the many pattern options of both the […]

Fair Isle Tams

This Fair Isle class is for knitters who would like to venture into two-color knitting but haven’t had the chance.  A small child’s tam comprised of ribbing, a border pattern area, and the wheel area will be knitted on double points or a circular needle, in four colors, although never more than two in a […]

Traditional Fair Isle Construction Techniques

The classic details and traditional construction of the Fair Isle sweaters will be taught in this two-day workshopthrough the circular knitting of a small cardigan. Techniques to be learned include choices of different corrugated ribbings, shaped and unshaped knitted steeks for two different armholes (shaped and drop shoulder), stranding and weaving, cutting steeks, picking up […]

The Danish Skrå-trøje from Sejerø

This remarkable Danish garment was created at the end of the 1800s. It is unusual in that most Danish knitting at that time was of one color, while this skrå-trøje was knitted in navy and white. In this class, a sampler will be knitted circularly to explore the following techniques: working from a chart, working […]

The Danish Nattrøjer

The lovely women’s “blouses” from 19th century Denmark, called “Nattrøjer”, or nightshirts, were knitted of one color in knit/purl motifs. In this class, a small sweater will be knitted circularly compiling a variety of construction techniques: split bottom welts, overlapping welts at the join, the half gusset as part of the sleeve, “seam” stitches, transposing […]