Introduction to Twined Knitting

Time: 3 hours

Level: Intermediate–must be comfortable with dp needles or working with two circulars.  Ability to knit English style (yarn held in the right hand) is very helpful, but not required.

Curious about the 400 year-old Swedish technique of Twined Knitting?  In this three hour class, knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning (the “O” stitch, the Crook stitch).   Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch!  Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included.

The typical gauge for traditional twined knitting is high, usually 8 stitches to the inch or more. I teach a lot of twined knitting classes and have found that students meet with better success and less frustration initially if they begin with a lower gauge.


Supply List

  • One skein of worsted weight wool yarn, preferably light colored.  The skein must be wound as a center-pull ball because you will be working with both ends.  No single ply yarns!
  • One set of size 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5 mm) double pointed needles or two circulars of any length.
  • Stitch markers, sticky notes or a magnetic board to keep one’s place on the chart.

Homework

Wind your yarn into a center pull ball if it is not already a pull-skein.  Find both ends of the ball before class.

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