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Nordic Master Class: Stjerne Slippers


Cost includes 6 hours of class.

A virtual class with Kristin Drysdale

Oct 8, 2:00-4:00pm; Oct 15, 2:00-4:00pm; and Oct 15, 5:00-7:00pm CDT

This class is colorwork in a nutshell! You’ll learn it all – how to both knit and purl in colorwork and how to work a Norwegian braid – as you make these cosy slippers.

Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.

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Welcome to the Scandiwork slipper class. We will make the Stjerne Slippers featured in Kristen’s book, The Nordic Knitting Primer. In this small project, you will learn and master all the skills you need to conquer any colorwork project. With sessions scheduled over two weekends, there is time to complete at least one slipper.

We will cover:
Continental knitting and purling
English knitting and purling
Gauge and custom-fitting a pair of slippers
Longtail cast-on (and estimating how much yarn you need)
Two-color long-tail cast-on
Both knitting and purling in colorwork
Yarn dominance
Catching floats with the main color and with the contrast color
Decreasing in colorwork (SSK and K2tog and when to use which in colorwork)
Increasing in colorwork
Chart reading while knitting and purling
DPN skills
Flexiflip skills
Tvinnarand skills
Slipper assembly (hand-sewing skills)
Single (double) crochet edge
Colorwork tips and tricks

We will also talk about Norwegian symbolism in knitting.

Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Basic knitting skills. If you can knit and purl, you can take this class.

Supply list
• US 4 (3.5 mm) DPNs or Flexiflips or size to obtain 24 stitches over 4 inches for Women’s 6-8 slipper (US 3 for a smaller slipper, US 5 for a larger women’s Slipper)
• DK-weight or Worsted-weight yarn in 3 colors.
70 (85) yds of a main color, 70 (85) yds contrast color, and 6 (8) yards of a second contrast color for a woman’s slipper
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes

Note: Kristin used Rauma Strikkegarn a 3-ply 100% Norwegian Wool (114 yards per 50 g skein) in 105 Charcoal (MC), 101 off-white (CC 1), and 128 Red (CC2) for her women’s slipper, and  Harrisville Designs Highland Worsted 100% Virgin Wool (200 yards per 100-g skein) in Charcoal (MC), Off-white (CC 1), and
Red (CC2).

No pre-class work required.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Fiddely but fun

This was a fun way to learn and practice two-handed/two-color knitting. The initial introduction to picking AND throwing was a real test of hand-eye-brain coordination! If I wasn't so interested in completing the slippers I might have just given up rather than pressing forward to master the technique.

Gorgeous slippers

This is a great class for advanced knitters. Found it difficult to follow as an intermediate knitter. Would have been better in person I believe and would recommend not having hours 3&4 and hours 5&6 on the same day.

Anne B.
Excellent class!

Kristin did a wonderful job teaching this class. I learned so much. My stranded colorwork technique has definitely improved. Now I need to buy her book and try her other patterns.

Pamela C.
Slipper class. A lot was covered

I enjoyed the class very much. Kristin really cares that her students are learning and are keeping up with the class. She checked in with all of periodically, was always open for questions, and very patient. This was a lot of material to cover in 6 hours and almost too much. It helped that I had taken Kristin's earlier class, Ambidextrous Knitting. Having her book really helped as well as this pattern was in her book.
I would definitely take another class from Kristin. Her designs are beautiful and her techniques allow the student to achieve very good results.

Terri J.
Slipper class

Well done. Great pattern and superb teacher.