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New Nordic Knitting: Intro to Norwegian Stranded Colourwork - Arne & Carlos

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

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 the Norway and the 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.

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 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.

Important Note:

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.

Cost: $160