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Oct 11
Conferences
Susanna Hansson | Lovers and Runders
Oct 11, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Cost: $85; Pre-Registration Required

Most of you are probably familiar with the knitted braids that are common decorative elements on fine gauge mitten cuffs from the Nordic and Baltic countries. However, they can also make a great design element on a sock cuff or on the brim of a hat. Worked in bright colors and a heavier gauge, they can add a pop of color to a sleeve cuff or neck edge of an otherwise plain sweater.

Once you understand the ‘anatomy’ of braids, you can easily build your own multi-color versions. Depending on how you use your colors, your braids can look rounded or pointed like chevrons; Susanna will share tricks for perfect looking braids every time. The class title is a mnemonic to help you remember how they are made - you’ll never have to refer back to your word explanations again!

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

What to Bring: A ball of smooth, light colored weight wool; Small balls of three or more additional colors 1-2 bright, and 1-2 dark colors that all contrast nicely with your lightest color; Double pointed needles in a size to match your yarns.

Homework: Using your lightest ball of yarn, cast on 36 stitches if you are a deliberate knitter and 48 stitches if you are a speedy knitter. Join and work in 2x2 ribbing for 5-7 rounds. Follow with two rounds of stockinette and leave your work on the needles with the yarn attached.

Other Information: This course was designed for knitters with an interest in techniques who are comfortable working in the round

Susanna Hansson | Lovers and Runders
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Cost: $85; Pre-Registration Required

Most of you are probably familiar with the knitted braids that are common decorative elements on fine gauge mitten cuffs from the Nordic and Baltic countries. However, they can also make a great design element on a sock cuff or on the brim of a hat. Worked in bright colors and a heavier gauge, they can add a pop of color to a sleeve cuff or neck edge of an otherwise plain sweater.

Once you understand the ‘anatomy’ of braids, you can easily build your own multi-color versions. Depending on how you use your colors, your braids can look rounded or pointed like chevrons; Susanna will share tricks for perfect looking braids every time. The class title is a mnemonic to help you remember how they are made - you’ll never have to refer back to your word explanations again!

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

What to Bring: A ball of smooth, light colored weight wool; Small balls of three or more additional colors 1-2 bright, and 1-2 dark colors that all contrast nicely with your lightest color; Double pointed needles in a size to match your yarns.

Homework: Using your lightest ball of yarn, cast on 36 stitches if you are a deliberate knitter and 48 stitches if you are a speedy knitter. Join and work in 2x2 ribbing for 5-7 rounds. Follow with two rounds of stockinette and leave your work on the needles with the yarn attached.

Other Information: This course was designed for knitters with an interest in techniques who are comfortable working in the round

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