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Intro to Scandinavian Twined Knitting - Arne & Carlos

  • PNE Hastings Room 1 2901 East Hastings Street Vancouver, BC, V5K 5J1 Canada (map)

Twined Knitting (Norwegian: Tvebandstrikking Swedish: Tvåändstickning,) is a traditional knitting technique that originates from in Norway and Sweden and has existed since the 17th century. This technique is used to make thicker, warmer and more water repellent garments. Twined knitting is always knitted with two ends, even if the garment that is being knitting is of a single colour.

In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of twined knitting using two colours and how to create the “herringbone” pattern when knitting a hat using this special technique.

Student Materials:

2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.

Needles:

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)

Homework:

With smaller size circular needle and the colour of your choice, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project issuitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn a new Scandinavian knitting technique

Cost: $160

Earlier Event: October 4
Selvedge Stitches - Julie Hoover