An in-person class with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Nov 13, 9:00am-12:00pm PST
Learn about and knit different types of fringes used on mittens and gloves in the Baltic countries. We’ll work in-the-round on a sampler to practice the four types you can incorporate into your own projects.
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Fringe is used on the cuffs of Latvian Mittens, Finnish Wristers, Estonian Roositud Gloves, and Estonian Mittens too (on the inside)! Working in the round on DPNs, a sampler will be knitted in class to learn how to create these interesting techniques. Students can then apply this knowledge to mittens, gloves or wristers outside of class. The following techniques will be covered: making a 2-color tiny fringe (Estonian) and a longer variant that is Latvian, an applied fringe (Finnish) and an interior fringe that makes a mitten warmer (Estonian).
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class
Students must be able to strand in two colors and work in-the-round.
• 2 oz each of three colors of sport or DK-weight yarn. Wool is best to hold the fringe. Please don’t choose synthetics or superwash wool–they are too slippery.
• One set of size US 4 (3.5 mm) dpns. (If you prefer working with Magic Loop or two circulars, please bring the appropriate needles.) It is also helpful to bring a circular needle of any size, at least 60 cm/20-24″ to use in making one of the fringes.
• Crochet hook, size B or smaller (2.25 mm or less)
• Stitch markers, tapestry needle.
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes
• A 6″ rigid ruler or other smooth somewhat rigid piece, such as strapping (1/2 to 1″ wide), cardboard, or plastic.