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Laura Ricketts | Sámi knitting from Sweden: Skaite-Maria’s the Red and the Black mittens

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Oct 12
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Laura Ricketts | Sámi knitting from Sweden: Skaite-Maria’s the Red and the Black mittens
Oct 12, 2019
9:00am - 4:30pm
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Cost: $170; Pre-Registration Required

 

Skaite-Maria was a Sami lady in northern Sweden who created her own, easily recognizable knitting about a hundred years ago. In this class, you will be recreating a historically accurate, Swedish Sami knitted mitten based on Laura’s article in PieceWork magazine, written together with Erika Nordvall-Falck. Together, cast on and work through several aspects of The Red and the Black mitten, working small, geometric designs to form a sturdy, hardwearing hand garment.

 

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

 

What to Bring: Rauma Strikkegarn, 3 ply, 100% Norwegian wool yarn, DK weight, 118 yards (107.9 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 1 ball each of #136 Black (MC) and #124 Bright Red (CC); set of 5 double pointed size 1.5 (2.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; scrap of smooth waste yarn for thumb, 2 markers and a tapestry needle; 15.5 sts and 16 rnds = 2 in over checked pattern

 

Homework: Swatch to find correct needle size to get gauge. Using long-tail method and black (MC), CO 64 sts. Divide evenly onto 4 dpn, pm, and join in the round being careful not to twist. Work one rnd of k2, p2 rib in MC and bring to class on the needles.

 

Other Information: Basic knitting skills (knit, purl) knitting in the round and stranding experience. This is a good class for a student to make your first mitten or try your first color work.

 

Laura Ricketts | Sámi knitting from Sweden: Skaite-Maria’s the Red and the Black mittens
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Cost: $170; Pre-Registration Required

 

Skaite-Maria was a Sami lady in northern Sweden who created her own, easily recognizable knitting about a hundred years ago. In this class, you will be recreating a historically accurate, Swedish Sami knitted mitten based on Laura’s article in PieceWork magazine, written together with Erika Nordvall-Falck. Together, cast on and work through several aspects of The Red and the Black mitten, working small, geometric designs to form a sturdy, hardwearing hand garment.

 

Skill Level: Beginner-Intermediate

 

What to Bring: Rauma Strikkegarn, 3 ply, 100% Norwegian wool yarn, DK weight, 118 yards (107.9 m)/50 gram (1.8 oz) ball, 1 ball each of #136 Black (MC) and #124 Bright Red (CC); set of 5 double pointed size 1.5 (2.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge; scrap of smooth waste yarn for thumb, 2 markers and a tapestry needle; 15.5 sts and 16 rnds = 2 in over checked pattern

 

Homework: Swatch to find correct needle size to get gauge. Using long-tail method and black (MC), CO 64 sts. Divide evenly onto 4 dpn, pm, and join in the round being careful not to twist. Work one rnd of k2, p2 rib in MC and bring to class on the needles.

 

Other Information: Basic knitting skills (knit, purl) knitting in the round and stranding experience. This is a good class for a student to make your first mitten or try your first color work.

 

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