2020 Knitting Traditions Workshops
Due to the Coronavirus, many 2020 events have been canceled.
A virtual class on the Icelandic Lopapeysa, or Lopi sweater, will be held under the auspices of Stitches Events. I will be teaching from my video room, guiding students to knit a small Lopi sweater, in a variety of ways, over the course of four days: Saturday, September 5 (two 2-hour sessions), Sunday, September 6 (one 2-hour session), Saturday, September 12 (one 2-hour session), and Sunday, September 13 (one 2-hour session), for a total of 10 hours of class time.
This class will teach you about the overall construction of the Lopi sweater, as well as working with two and three colors in a round, making a determination about the best steek technique to use for the front opening of the cardigan, creating a front steek, joining the sleeves and body, three methods for decreasing the yoke while working the patterning, creating the neckband, using short rows to better shape the garment, and utilizing crochet or machine sewing to stabilize the steek, then cut and finish the steek in a variety of ways.
A virtual class on the British Gansey, or Guernsey sweater, will be a part of the October Stitches Event.
Again, I will be teaching from my video room, showing videos I have produced, demonstrating techniques, and guiding students with my discussions, charts, and handout over the course of four days: Saturday, October 3 (two 2-hour sessions), Sunday, October 4 (one 2-hour session), Saturday, October 10 (one 2-hour session), and Sunday, October 11 (one 2-hour session), for a total of 10 hours of class time.
Learn how to construct a Gansey, a sweater form prevalent in the 19th century and early part of the 20th century among the fishermen of the British Isles. A small scale sweater will be knitted using traditional construction techniques including the classic Channel Island Cast-on, split welts, seam stitches, traditional knit/purl patterns, the underarm gusset, shoulder straps with perpendicular joining, picked-up sleeves, and neck gussets. Alternative methods to these techniques will also be explored, as well as designing a gansey, and discussing variations of the gusset, cast-ons, and shoulder treatments.
2021 Knitting Traditions Workshops
1-2 The Buffalo Knitting Guild, NY: TBA
13-16 Beth’s Vermont Retreat, Dummerston, VT: Estonian Roositud
24-27 Houston FIber Fest
8-12 Knit Maine!
23-26 Beth’s Vermont Retreat, Dummerston, VT. Classes TBA.