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ARNE & CARLOS | Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting

Knitting and Pearling the Norwegian Way Cowl
Oct 11
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ARNE & CARLOS | Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting
Oct 11, 2019
9:00am - 12:00pm
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Cost: $125; Pre-Registration Required

The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tensioning of the yarn from the finger and on to the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle and left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about tensioning the yarn correctly, as all you need to do is knit or purl and the tension will come automatically! When you knit the Norwegian way, you will also be able to better relax the muscles in your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. In that sense, Norwegian style knitting is, much more ergonomic than may other ways of knitting. And finally, there is an added bonus of knitting the Norwegian way: you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically! In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way, as we knit a cowl using chunky yarn. The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn, Arne always says it is like a dance!

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

What to Bring: 2 balls of Rowan Brushed Fleece (2 different colours), 1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size 4)

Other Information: Some experience in knitting and purling required, participants should know how to knit and purl either as continental style knitters or throwers. This course will be focusing on teaching the Norwegian Knit and Purl so please do not expect to finish the entire cowl in the class, as the cowl 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.

ARNE & CARLOS | Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting
This event is sold out, but you can join our waitlist so you can be notified if space becomes available.

Cost: $125; Pre-Registration Required

The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tensioning of the yarn from the finger and on to the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle and left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about tensioning the yarn correctly, as all you need to do is knit or purl and the tension will come automatically! When you knit the Norwegian way, you will also be able to better relax the muscles in your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. In that sense, Norwegian style knitting is, much more ergonomic than may other ways of knitting. And finally, there is an added bonus of knitting the Norwegian way: you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically! In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way, as we knit a cowl using chunky yarn. The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn, Arne always says it is like a dance!

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

What to Bring: 2 balls of Rowan Brushed Fleece (2 different colours), 1 standard circular needle (length: 60 cm / 24 in) size 6 mm (U.S. size 10, U.K. size 4)

Other Information: Some experience in knitting and purling required, participants should know how to knit and purl either as continental style knitters or throwers. This course will be focusing on teaching the Norwegian Knit and Purl so please do not expect to finish the entire cowl in the class, as the cowl 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.

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