Introduction to Swedish Twined Knitting
With Beth Brown-Reinsel
April 9, 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00CDT
Learn the skills of Twined Knitting, a 400-year old technique from Sweden, where both ends of the ball are used to create beautiful textured motifs and warm fabric.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 7 days following the event.
Curious about the 400-year-old Swedish technique of Twined, or Two-End, Knitting? This unusual method of knitting produces a very warm, firmly elastic fabric and motifs not possible in any other
type of knitting. In this 4-hour class, we’ll knit one of a pair of wristers while learning the half-braid, twined knitting, twined purling, and motifs that combine these such as the “O” stitch, the
Crook stitch, and the Chain Path. Learn how to manage your yarns so that untwisting becomes a cinch! Reading Twined Knitting charts is also included.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this class:
It is helpful to know how to read a chart and to knit in the English style (working yarn in the right hand), though it is not mandatory.
__One skein of light colored, worsted-weight wool yarn. The skein must be wound as a center-pull ball so you can work with both ends of the ball.
__At least 4 yards of a contrast color of worsted-weight yarn. No single- ply yarns; 4-ply yarns show the textures best! Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns.
__One set of size US 6 or 7 (4 or 4.5 mm) DP needles or two circulars of any length.
__Sticky notes or a magnetic board to keep one’s place on the chart
__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