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April 6, 7, 8, 2018
David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Twined Knitting/Two Ended Knitting with Bev Bortner – SOLD OUT

Class Title:  Twined Knitting/Two Ended Knittingtwined-knitting

Teacher: Beverly A Bortner

Class Day/Time: Friday, 4:30 to 7:30 pm

Class Length: 3 hours

Class Fee: $30.00

Class Description:








Twined knitting is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique dating back at least to the 17th century in Sweden. The fabric that results from this technique is thicker, warmer and more resilient, due to the two yarns which twine around each other as the piece is worked. Decorative stitches can also be made with this technique.

Students will work in the round to make a wrist warmer. You will learn the traditional cast-on, twined knitting, twined purling, and patterning with the ‘O” stitch, and the Crook stitch.

Registration necessary, class size limited to 12

Supplies Needed:

One set of size 6 or 7 (depending on how tightly you knit) double pointed needles or two size 6 or 7 circulars 24” long or one size 6 or 7 Circular needle 40” long.

Gauge should be approx. 22 stitches to 4 inches.

One skein of worsted weight yarn  (light color so you can see design stitches) and 1 skein of worsted weight contrasting color. The skein must be wound as a center pull ball because you will be working with both ends. NO SINGLE PLY YARNS.

Materials Fee: None

Homework: Wind your yarn into a center pull ball if it is not already a skein that you can pull from the inside and the outside.

A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.

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