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Laura Ricketts | Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

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Oct 11
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Laura Ricketts | Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques
Oct 11, 2019
1:30pm - 4:30pm
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Cost: $85; Pre-Registration Required

 

The Sami are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Advanced Sami Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sami mittens and some of the more difficult techniques while creating a several sample swatches: right and left leaning slyngborden, three ways to do right and left leaning slyngborden cast-ons (in two and three colors), and a 4-strand, round braid with tassels.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

 

What to Bring: Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color; needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in (Rauma Vamsegarn knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles, recommended)

 

Other Information: Participants should be very comfortable casting on, knitting and purling in the round, and doing color work.

 

Laura Ricketts | Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

Cost: $85; Pre-Registration Required

 

The Sami are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Advanced Sami Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sami mittens and some of the more difficult techniques while creating a several sample swatches: right and left leaning slyngborden, three ways to do right and left leaning slyngborden cast-ons (in two and three colors), and a 4-strand, round braid with tassels.

 

Skill Level: Intermediate-Advanced

 

What to Bring: Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color; needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in (Rauma Vamsegarn knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles, recommended)

 

Other Information: Participants should be very comfortable casting on, knitting and purling in the round, and doing color work.

 

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