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Virtual Class: Introduction to Sámi Knitting with Laura Ricketts

Date & Time

Fri, Nov 12, 2021
9:00am - 12:00pm PST

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This is a virtual event

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In our Introduction to Sámi Knitting class, students will be introduced to traditional Sámi knitting, which was almost exclusively used to produce hand garments. We will view many images of mittens from the instructor's trips to northern Scandinavia and learn about the four characteristics which set Sámi mittens apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with and without tassels). We will create a sample swatch by practicing each of these elements and leave with the knowledge to translate our skills to a full-sized pair of mittens.

Skill level adventurous beginner – intermediate: Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, and do colorwork

Required materials: Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color (natural); needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in.

Ricketts recommends Rauma Vams PT knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles.

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: $80 for members, $90 general admission

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In our Introduction to Sámi Knitting class, students will be introduced to traditional Sámi knitting, which was almost exclusively used to produce hand garments. We will view many images of mittens from the instructor's trips to northern Scandinavia and learn about the four characteristics which set Sámi mittens apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with and without tassels). We will create a sample swatch by practicing each of these elements and leave with the knowledge to translate our skills to a full-sized pair of mittens.

Skill level adventurous beginner – intermediate: Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round, and do colorwork

Required materials: Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color (natural); needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in.

Ricketts recommends Rauma Vams PT knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles.

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: $80 for members, $90 general admission

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