Carved in Wool: Bavarian Twisted Stitches
With Franklin Habit
Mar 6, 9:00am-12:00pm
Learn to keep stitches twisted as they travel across knitted fabric as you practice working from the traditional charts.
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The intriguing traveling stitch patterns (strickmuster) of Southern Germany and Austria are known in their native German as a signature of “ Bäuerliches Stricken” – “Peasant Knitting” – but their effect in knitted fabric is of unsurpassed richness.
We will study and practice the twist maneuvers required of the technique, and also learn how to read the special charts in which the patterns have most often been recorded.
Pre-requisites: Fluency in the basic techniques of knitting, including knitting in the round. A willingness to work from charts. Prior familiarity with working from charted patterns will be helpful, but is not required.
• One ball of smooth (non-fuzzy), firmly-spun yarn in sport or worsted weight (for example: Cascade 220, Dale Baby Ull, Universal Yarns Deluxe Worsted) in white or a light color.
• One 16-inch circular needle in a size that will give you a firm gauge with the yarn you select. Please note that needles with sharp tips, whether wood or metal, will be extremely helpful!
• Notebook and pen or pencil for making notes.
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes