New Nordic Knitting - An Introduction to Norwegian Stranded Colour Work
1:30PM - 4:30PM
Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour
work techniques while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colour work as it is done in Norway and other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!
Materials:2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.
*Important note about yarns*
As per ARNE & CARLOS - In order to allow us to spend equal amounts of time with each student, we request that all participants must work with the yarns stated in the class description, as these classes are made with those yarns in mind.
As such, WoolWinders is requesting that you please use the yarns stated for each project. WoolWinders Yarn Shop is a Rowan Flagship Store and have all the Rowan yarns used in these classes available. Please call, stop by the shop, or visit us online to purchase your supplies.
1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size 4)
1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6.5 mm (U.S. size 10.5, U.K. size. 3)
1 set of 5 DPNs size 6.5 mm (U.S. size 10.5, U.K. size 3)
With smaller size circular needle and colour #801 Polar, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.
Level of knitting proficiency required:
Knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is
suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian
stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills.
We will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.
*No class discounts are allowed on this class.
Please see the WoolWinders Shop Policies page for additional class information.