Latvian Wristers

Time: 3 hours

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)

Using wristers as a template, some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class.  Knit one of a pair of wristers to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end.  Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.


Supply List

•     1 oz. each of 4 colors of sport weight yarn.

•     One set of 3.5mm (US size 4) short double pointed needles.  If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.

•    Tapestry needle and st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.

Homework

None.

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