The lovely red and black Swedish sweater from the Halland region can be dated back to the late 1800’s. In this class, a small sweater will be knitted circularly compiling a variety of Swedish construction techniques: 3 different cast-ons, a choice of patterned or corrugated ribbing, 2 color geometric pattern knitting, “seam” stitches, the traditional neck construction and front slit, purling on the wrong side with 2 colors, the Swiss/Norwegian purl, 2 shoulder joins, 2 types of sleeve construction, plus a discussion on designing. A slide show of some of these historic garments will also be shown.
Time: 12 hours
Level: Intermediate, must be experienced using double pointed needles.
- 3 oz. each worsted weight yarn (preferably wool) in red and black.
- One set 7″ long (or shorter) dp needles each, US sizes 3.75 mm and 4.5 mm.
- One 16″ circular needle US size 4.5 mm.
- St markers, st holders, scissors, sticky notes or magnetic board to keep your place on the chart, tapestry needle
- Crochet hook, size D