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Fiber Festival Workshop: Latvian Wristers

Date: Nov 07, 2020
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
November 7 | 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Workshop 3
Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel of Knitting Traditions
Minimum: 10 Maximum: 20

Skill Level: Intermediate - Must be proficient with dp needles, magic loop, or working with two circulars. Prior experience with stranded color knitting is helpful, but not essential.
Cost: $45
The Norwegians believe if one's pulse is kept warm, the whole body is warm, and wristers are popular in Scandinavia and the Baltic. 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 traditional motif is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right 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.

Fee: $1.50
Instructor will provide an 11-page color handout.

Students should bring 1 oz. each of 4 colors of solid-colored, smooth-textured sport weight yarn (space-dyed yarns, heathered yarns and fuzzy yarns will obscure the patterns and are not recommended); one set of 3.5 mm (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 stitch markers, highlighter tape or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.
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2020 Workshop: Latvian Knitters
2020 Workshop: Latvian Knitters
Nov 07, 2020 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Materials Fee: (not included) $1.50

Skill Level: Intermediate
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