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To register for a class, call our main store...  612 729 9333  and reserve your place with a credit card. 
If you have questions about a class, please email  classes@ingebretsens.com

Be sure to check the location of the class in which you are interested. 

Unless noted, classes are at our main store, 1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis. 
We also hold classes, especially for cooking, at Norway House, 911 E. Franklin Avenue, 
and at Ingebretsen's av Stockholm, our store in Stockholm, Wisconsin. 
Cancellations must be made one week in advance to receive a refund. 

We look forward to seeing you!

Professor  Knitting Classes

Nålbind Mittens Class with Renata Fossett


Nålbindning is a technique for making sturdy fabric with short pieces of yarn and a single needle. It is best known in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Russia, but variations are found all over the world. The earliest scraps of nålbindning date back 8500 years. Renata will teach you how to make warm mittens with the Oslo and Kent stitches and ornamental braiding. This class is ideal for intermediate learners who would like to expand their nålbindning skills, working on construction with matching pieces.

You will use Renata’s pattern for her 2017 Minnesota State Fair blue-ribbon winning mittens. You will need a nålbindning needle (a blunt, large-eyed tapestry needle will also work) and three skeins of either Lovikka or Alafosslopi. Light or bright color work best on this project. Needles will be provided for class or can be purchased in advance in the store. $55
June 9, 16, and 23       10 to 11:30

Latvian Wristers with Diane Thomsen


Latvia is known for its colorful and intricate mitten patterns.  This class will teach you the techniques involved in knitting these beautiful mittens.  You will learn scalloped edges, Latvian braid, 2-color knitting, and fringe while knitting a wrister or a charm bag.  You should be comfortable knitting in the round. Bring a basic set of knitting tools, an assortment of knitting needles suitable for working in the round in a fine gauge (size 0-2) and at least 2 contrasting colors of yarn such as Finullgarn  plus small amounts of similar yarn in different colors from your stash. $55
Saturday, June 2      10 to 4

Lovikka Mittens with Wendy J. Johnson


In this 4-hour workshop class you will learn how to knit a mitten in the Swedish Lovikka style.
Lovikka is a town located near the Arctic Circle (so they know about knitting for warmth!) with a renowned tradition of this style of knitting with embroidered embellishment around the cuff. This mitten is knit in the round on double-pointed needles using a single ply yarn. The class will learn about the interesting history of the Lovikka knitting tradition and knit, embroider, and learn how to "full" (lightly felt) a mini version of the Lovikka mitten. (The mini mitten is a young child's size but the pattern provided will also include an adult-sized mitten that may be knit at home.) Making the mini-mitten will give you the opportunity to learn all the skills you need to knit all sizes of Lovikka mittens.

Skill level: The student must know how to knit in the round on double-pointed needles. Supplies needed: Size 9 Double-pointed Needles (preferably in a set of 5), small stitch holder (optional), a tapestry needle, and one skein of Àlafosslopi yarn (two skeins if you'd like to have enough to make a pair of adult mittens afterwards). Traditional Lovikka mittens are white, but students are welcome to use the color of their choice. There is a 10% discount on class materials on the first day of class. The embroidery yarn will be provided by the instructor. $45
Saturday, September 22 9:30 to 11:30 

About the Instructor:
The instructor, Wendy J. Johnson, is a fiber artist, instructor, author, who delights in all aspects of her Swedish heritage, including Swedish knitting traditions

Norwegian Folding Baby Slippers with Kate Running


Based on the traditional Norwegian House Slipper pattern, students will be knitting and felting baby-sized booties. The pattern includes sizes from 6 weeks to 12 months. The only knowledge needed is garter stitch knitting! Materials needed: size 4 or 5 needles, Rauma Finullgarn or sport weight 100% wool yarn (non-superwash to allow felting). Rauma Finullgarn is preferred and available in-store with a class discount.  $35
Saturdays, October 20 & 27    1 to 3

Individualized Knitting Instruction


Have a knitting question or want to master a new technique? Need someone to give you the courage and some pointers as you cut your first steek? Individualized knitting instruction is available.
Call the store or email classes@ingebretsens.com and tell us what you need to learn.
We'll arrange the knitting teacher and you will set the time. $25 an hour.

Open Knitting


Knit two (or six or ten) together. Come relax, knit, chat, and see what other knitters are working on.
It's free, and everyone is welcome!
Join us for open knitting on Mondays from 1 to 3 and Fridays from 3 to 5.