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Fiber Festival Workshop: Intro to Twined Knitting

Date: Nov 07, 2020
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Cost: $45.00
November 7 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm
Location: Workshop 3
Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel of Knitting Traditions
Minimum: 10 Maximum: 20

Level: Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double-pointed needles or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style (yarn held in the right hand) is very helpful, but not required.
Cost: $45
Curious about the 400-year-old Swedish technique of Twined Knitting? This unusual method of knitting produces a very warm, firmly elastic fabric and motifs not possible in any other type of knitting. In this three-hour class, knit one of a pair of wristers while learning a traditional cast-on, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning (the "O" stitch, the Crook stitch, and motifs that combine these, and the Chain Path). Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch! Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included.

Fee: $1.50 for 10-page color handout.
Students should bring one skein of worsted weight wool yarn, preferably light colored. The skein must be wound as a center-pull ball because you will be working with both ends. Also, at least 4 yards of a contrast color of worsted weight yarn. No single-ply yarn! Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns. Four-ply yarns show the textures best. One set of size 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5 mm) double pointed needles or two circulars of any length, stitch markers, highlighter tape or a magnetic board to keep one's place on the chart.

Homework: Wind your yarn into a center pull ball if it is not already a pull-skein. Find both ends of the ball before class.
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2020 Workshop: Intro to Twined Knitting
2020 Workshop: Intro to Twined Knitting
Nov 07, 2020 | 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Materials Fee: (not included) $1.50

Skill Level: Intermediate
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