Twined Knitting - Tvaandsstickning (2-end knitting) - Saturday
Instructor: Lisa Ellis
This class is a beginner intermediate class. Must be able to work in the round using double pointed needles and have completed a simple hat project.
Twined knitting or 2-end knitting is a traditional Scandinavian technique dating back to the 17th century in Sweden. Twined knitting uses both ends of the same ball of yarn, alternating between the two strands. This twist creates an additional layer of thickness, making it wind resistant, very durable and firm yet surprisingly elastic with an equally beautiful wrong side. A traditional 3-strand cast on is taught along with the numerous versions of crook, chain, braids, ropes and deep knitting/purling in 1 or 2 colors and using up to 3 strands. Twined knitting gives great texture with a classic style. Class project: a wristlet. (No Homework prior to class.)
Supplies Student Should Bring to Class: US size 3 double pointed needles, 1 -US size 3 straight needle, and Knitting supplies (st markers, scissors etc.)
Supplies Provided by Instructor: Imported Swedish Z-plied wool yarn in 2 colors, class syllabus and 3 Twined hat patterns.
Time: 9:30 am to 11:30
$60 (includes $20 materials fee)