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CANCELLED Nordic Craft Workshop: Tvåändstickning – Getting Started with Twined Knitting

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Dive into the special Swedish knitting technique of tvåändstickning, also called twined knitting or two-ended knitting. With this technique, the knitter works with two strands of yarn at the same time, traditionally from both ends of the same ball of yarn, twisting them between every stitch. While this type of knitting takes longer, it results in a finished product that is warmer, more wind-resistant and harder wearing. In this class, students will make a wrist warmer to focus on the technique of twining knit and purl stitches, as well as learning the “crook stitch” and how to add color work. The finished wrist warmers are approximately 8 ½” in circumference and 3 ¼” tall.

In twined knit pieces, alternate cast-ons, bind-offs, knit and specialty stitches combine to produce a fabric that feels thicker and less flexible than regular knit fabric. The doubled and twisted stranding creates a long wearing fabric, and so makes a great application for any area of clothing that receives extra wear such as sweater cuffs and socks. Today, it is primarily used in mitten patterns, where its visual effect can be appreciated.

This class is suitable for adventurous intermediate or advanced knitters who are ready to consider foundational knitting techniques in a new way. Be prepared to slow down and think! Knitters should be able to cast on, knit and purl, and work with two colors.

Students will need to provide their own yarn and needles. Click the link for the instructions: 

Ages 13 and up welcome.

$55 ASI members / $65 non-members

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