Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour work techniques while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colour work as it is done in the Norway and the other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!
Class kits must be purchased separately from Little Red Mitten. They will be available shortly, and we will contact participants for kit selection so they can be shipped to you to complete homework before class.
Needles (not included):
1 circular needle size 5mm / US 10, length 40cm / 16″
1 circular needle size 6mm / US 10.5, length 40cm / 16″
1 set of 5 double-pointed needles (DPNs) size 6.5mm / US 10.5
With smaller size circular needle and colour #801 Polar, cast on 64 stitches. Join in the round, and work in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.
Level of knitting proficiency required:
Knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills.
We will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.
All classes include coffee/tea/water and written class materials. Class prices do not include yarn or needles. Class descriptions detail yarn and needle requirements for each class. We are offering yarn kits for each class that can be pre-purchased to ensure you have the specified yarn for your chosen class. These will be waiting for you at your class.
Friday and Saturday’s classes will be held at The Atrium in St. Thomas. Should you require any special mobility accommodations please let us know in advance and we can work together to find a solution. Sunday’s lecture and afternoon class will be held at the beautifully-renovated CASO Station in St. Thomas.
REGISTRATION: To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone and in-person registrations, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online only.
Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email – this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will resend.
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to email@example.com, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight EDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.
Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm EDT for any vacated spots.