LECTURE: Scandinavian Sweater Construction Techniques

    Lecture Description: This lecture surveys the different methods used to construct sweaters in Sweden, Denmark, and Norway, focusing on the Danish Skrå-trøje, the Norwegian Fana Cardigan, The Swedish Ullared, The Danish Nattrøje, the Norwegian Setesdal Lusekofte, and the Swedish North Halland Red and Black Man’s Pullover.  After looking at slides of various sweaters taken […]

Introduction to Twined Knitting

Twined, or two-end, knitting is an unusual method of knitting that produces a very warm, firmly elastic fabric and motifs not possible in any other type of knitting.

Swedish North Halland Pullover (2 days)

                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 […]

Swedish North Halland Pullover Techniques (1 day)

                    Description: The lovely Swedish red and black man’s pullover sweater from the Halland region can be dated back to the late 1800s. In this class, a sampler will be knitted circularly compiling a variety of Swedish construction techniques: the traditional twisted cast-on and patterned ribbing, seam […]

Textured Twined Socks

Students will learn the Swedish technique of tvåänstickning, or twined knitting, by knitting a small sock, using worsted weight yarn. Twined knitting is worked with two yarns of the same color, twined around each other, and creates a warmer, denser fabric than conventional stranded knitting. The sock is worked circularly on double pointed needles and includes […]

Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts

Learn the fascinating Swedish technique of Tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting by creating one of a pair of fingerless mitts.  Working in the round, the techniques covered include: twine knitting, twine purling, the crook stitch, the “O” stitch, reading a chart, and the Chain Path, the twined knitted increase, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.  […]

Color Twined Fingerless Mitts

Students will learn the color techniques of tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, a technique developed in Sweden in the 1600s, which creates a denser, warmer fabric structure than stranded knitting.  By knitting one of a pair of Fingerless Mittens, the student will gain knowledge and experience in the basics of twined knitting, while advancing to the three main […]

Swedish Knitting

Sweden is one of the few places where the introduction of knitting can be dated. Magna Brita Crasaus, the Dutch wife of the newly appointed governor of the Halland district in the mid-17th century, is credited with bringing this craft into the country. She introduced woolen hand knitting for the commercial scale.  Prior to that time, techniques using eyed-needle […]