The Norwegians believe that keeping one's pulse warm helps keep one's whole body warm. Knit one of a pair of wristers using the 400 year-old Swedish technique of Twined, or Two-End, Knitting. In this three hour class, learn to work a two-color Half Braid, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning (the "O" stitch, the Crook stitch, and Chain Path). Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch! Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included.
Skills needed: The ability to knit holding the yarn in one's right hand is very helpful, but not essential. Also have familiarity with knitting in the round using double-pointed needles or two circular needles.
Materials to bring: • One skein of Chunky or 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 yarns! 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, sticky notes or a magnetic board to keep one's place on the chart.
Any "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.
Class size: 20