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Virtual Class: Nordic Yoke Sweater with Kristin Drysdale

Date & Time

Sun, Nov 07, 2021
1:30pm - 4:30pm PST

Location

This is a virtual event

This class is sold out! Please join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available. 

 

Please note: this class will take place on Zoom on two separate dates & times: 

  • Sunday, November 7, 1:30-4:30pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday, November 14, 1-4pm Pacific Time

This two-part sweater class will help you fall in love with Nordic knitting.

Pattern: Any yoke sweater from Kristin Drysdale's latest book, The Nordic Knitting Primer: Magnus, Maja, Linnea, Greta, Little Greta. Note: Patterns will be provided. Please choose a sweater when you sign-up for the class so we know what pattern to send you.

Skill level: beginner and intermediate. Choose a sweater for your skill level: a two-color sweater for knitters new to colorwork and a three-color sweater for more experienced knitters. If you can knit and purl, you can make a traditional Nordic yoke sweater.

Homework:  Please make a gauge swatch before class to determine needle size so you are ready to cast on in class. NOTE: Whether you are knitting a top-down sweater, or a bottom-up sweater, we will be working the yoke first, so you can focus on colorwork and colorwork techniques and knit the plain body later.      

Kristen Drysdale believes Nordic yoke sweaters make a perfect first knitting project. They use big needles and fat yarn, so they knit up quickly. They teach you loads of skills. The effort-to-reward level is super high. And when you’re done, you get a sweater! You can easily knit a sweater over a few weeks for beginners, and over a weekend for more experienced knitters. The Nordic Knitting Primer is packed with Nordic yoke sweaters.

Knitters in this class should choose a sweater from The Nordic Knitting Primer based on skill level. Maja and Magnus are the easiest. Both are traditional and knit bottom-up. Linnea is a more intermediate choice. It is knit top-down, and the pattern requires catching floats. More adventurous knitters can choose any of those sweaters or Greta and Little Greta, which require float catching and occasional 3-color knitting (or adding a third color with using duplicate stitch embroidery). These classes are for everyone. There will be loads of colorwork techniques in both sessions with a week of knitting time in between. Drysdale will have Linnea and Maja set on needles to demonstrate in class, but the techniques translate well to any sweater in the book.

Captions: Magnus is a traditional Icelandic sweater, Maja has a traditional Norwegian motif, Greta has a whimsical floral theme, and Linnea is inspired by Norwegian rosemaling.

In this class we will cover:

  • The magic of gauge
  • How to make a sweater that fits
  • Traditional yarns
  • The advantages/strengths of bottom-up and top-down sweaters
  • When and how to convert a pattern from top-down to bottom-up and vice versa
  • Continental knitting (picking)
  • English knitting (throwing)
  • Invisible increases
  • Continental purling (my favorite way)
  • Casting on (and how to estimate yarn for the long-tail cast on)
  • Knitting with one color in each hand
  • Carrying two colors in one hand
  • Managing yarn dominance
  • Catching floats with the contrasting color
  • Catching floats with the main color
  • Knitting with 3 colors at once (Greta and Little Greta)
  • Duplicate stitch embroidery (Greta and Little Greta)
  • Decrease (or increase) in colorwork (k2tog versus ssk).
  • How to fix colorwork mistakes.
  • How to knit short rows (my favorite way)
  • How to add short rows to any pattern
  • Grafting underarms
  • Finishing techniques

It’s a big class. We will be learning a lot, but the techniques are simple and accessible. "My philosophy is that knowledge is power, so I will teach you the basics and beyond to help you become a successful sweater knitter." - Kristin Drysdale

 

Note: For the  list of materials needed for this class contact Kate Dugdale. Please scroll down to see the images of all four sweater styles. 

Please note: these classes will be recorded. Class participants will have access to these recordings for a limited time after the live classes. The Museum may use these recordings in future educational programs after the Nordic Knitting Conference. By signing up for this class, you are giving consent to the Museum to record these classes.

Cost: $150 for members, $165 general admission

Sweater designs Greta & Little Greta

Greta & Little Greta

Sweater design Linnea

Linnea

Sweater design Magnus

Magnus

Sweater Design Maja

Maja

This class is sold out! Please join the waitlist to be notified if space becomes available. 

 

Please note: this class will take place on Zoom on two separate dates & times: 

  • Sunday, November 7, 1:30-4:30pm Pacific Time
  • Sunday, November 14, 1-4pm Pacific Time

This two-part sweater class will help you fall in love with Nordic knitting.

Pattern: Any yoke sweater from Kristin Drysdale's latest book, The Nordic Knitting Primer: Magnus, Maja, Linnea, Greta, Little Greta. Note: Patterns will be provided. Please choose a sweater when you sign-up for the class so we know what pattern to send you.

Skill level: beginner and intermediate. Choose a sweater for your skill level: a two-color sweater for knitters new to colorwork and a three-color sweater for more experienced knitters. If you can knit and purl, you can make a traditional Nordic yoke sweater.

Homework:  Please make a gauge swatch before class to determine needle size so you are ready to cast on in class. NOTE: Whether you are knitting a top-down sweater, or a bottom-up sweater, we will be working the yoke first, so you can focus on colorwork and colorwork techniques and knit the plain body later.      

Kristen Drysdale believes Nordic yoke sweaters make a perfect first knitting project. They use big needles and fat yarn, so they knit up quickly. They teach you loads of skills. The effort-to-reward level is super high. And when you’re done, you get a sweater! You can easily knit a sweater over a few weeks for beginners, and over a weekend for more experienced knitters. The Nordic Knitting Primer is packed with Nordic yoke sweaters.

Knitters in this class should choose a sweater from The Nordic Knitting Primer based on skill level. Maja and Magnus are the easiest. Both are traditional and knit bottom-up. Linnea is a more intermediate choice. It is knit top-down, and the pattern requires catching floats. More adventurous knitters can choose any of those sweaters or Greta and Little Greta, which require float catching and occasional 3-color knitting (or adding a third color with using duplicate stitch embroidery). These classes are for everyone. There will be loads of colorwork techniques in both sessions with a week of knitting time in between. Drysdale will have Linnea and Maja set on needles to demonstrate in class, but the techniques translate well to any sweater in the book.

Captions: Magnus is a traditional Icelandic sweater, Maja has a traditional Norwegian motif, Greta has a whimsical floral theme, and Linnea is inspired by Norwegian rosemaling.

In this class we will cover:

  • The magic of gauge
  • How to make a sweater that fits
  • Traditional yarns
  • The advantages/strengths of bottom-up and top-down sweaters
  • When and how to convert a pattern from top-down to bottom-up and vice versa
  • Continental knitting (picking)
  • English knitting (throwing)
  • Invisible increases
  • Continental purling (my favorite way)
  • Casting on (and how to estimate yarn for the long-tail cast on)
  • Knitting with one color in each hand
  • Carrying two colors in one hand
  • Managing yarn dominance
  • Catching floats with the contrasting color
  • Catching floats with the main color
  • Knitting with 3 colors at once (Greta and Little Greta)
  • Duplicate stitch embroidery (Greta and Little Greta)
  • Decrease (or increase) in colorwork (k2tog versus ssk).
  • How to fix colorwork mistakes.
  • How to knit short rows (my favorite way)
  • How to add short rows to any pattern
  • Grafting underarms
  • Finishing techniques

It’s a big class. We will be learning a lot, but the techniques are simple and accessible. "My philosophy is that knowledge is power, so I will teach you the basics and beyond to help you become a successful sweater knitter." - Kristin Drysdale

 

Note: For the  list of materials needed for this class contact Kate Dugdale. Please scroll down to see the images of all four sweater styles. 

Please note: these classes will be recorded. Class participants will have access to these recordings for a limited time after the live classes. The Museum may use these recordings in future educational programs after the Nordic Knitting Conference. By signing up for this class, you are giving consent to the Museum to record these classes.

Cost: $150 for members, $165 general admission

Sweater designs Greta & Little Greta

Greta & Little Greta

Sweater design Linnea

Linnea

Sweater design Magnus

Magnus

Sweater Design Maja

Maja

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