Twined Knitting/Two Ended Knitting with Beverly A. Bortner
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Class Title: Twined Knitting / Two Ended Knitting – in the Round
Teacher Name: Beverly A Bortner
Class Length: 3 hours
Class Fee: $35.00
Class Day/Time: Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Twined knitting is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique dating back at least to the 17thcentury in Sweden. The fabric that results from this technique is thicker, warm, and 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 giving you all of the knowledge needed to make other projects in the round.
Registration necessary, class size limited to 12
One set of size 7 double pointed needles or two size 7 circulars 24” long or one size 7 Circular needle 40” long. (Your preferred method for working in a small circle)
Gauge should be approx. 22 stitches to 4 inches.
Two skeins of PLIED yarn
One skein of your main color worsted weight yarn (light color so you can see design stitches) and 1 skein of contrasting color worsted weight yarn.
The skeins must be wound as a center pull ball or you must have skeins that you can easily pull out the beginning inside end – because you will be working with both ends of your ball / skein simultaneously. NO LOOSELY SPUN SINGLE PLY YARNS AS THEY WILL FALL APART.
Scissors, stitch markers and needle, etc
Materials Fee: none
A 3.00 electronic administrative fee will be added for all online registration transactions.
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