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Beth Brown-Reinsel - Latvian Wristers

  • Water of Leith Centre 24 Lanark Road Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 1TQ United Kingdom (map)

Using wristers as a template, some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of wristers to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and some subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right hand or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Students must be able to knit in the round. Some two-color stranding experience is helpful.

Materials to bring: • 1 oz. each of 4 colors of solid-colored, smooth-textured sport weight or DK yarn.
Space-dyed yarns, heathered yarns and fuzzy yarns will obscure the patterns and are 
not recommended.
• One set of 3.5mm (US size 4) short double pointed needles. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
• Tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in 
reading the text or chart.

Any "homework"?: None

Class size: 20