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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 with Renata Fossett

Nalbind Mittens

Nålbindning is an ancient form of fabric construction that dates back to the Iron and Bronze Ages, and was used in many regions of the world. For hundreds of years, Scandinavians have used nålbindning techniques to make hats, socks, milk strainers, and mittens.

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 & work on construction with matching pieces. You will use Renata’s pattern for her 2017 Minnesota State Fair blue-ribbon winning mittens.

Materials needed: 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. Two 2-hour classes, $50

Saturdays, September 14 & 28      1 to 3

Beginning Knitting with Kate Running

 Beginning Knitting

This class is open to complete beginners to knitting or ones wanting a refresher. Kate will start with the difference between English vs. Continental knitting (throwing or picking). We will then cover different styles of cast-ons, how to knit and purl, figuring your gauge, and pattern reading. We'll start on a simple scarf pattern by week two. Bring some yarn (worsted weight) and needles (size US7-10) and your knitting questions! Materials are also available to purchase in store before class. This class will have a maximum of 6 students to allow for more one-on-one help.  $40

Saturdays, October 19 & 26     1 to 3

About the teacher: Kate Running has been knitting for over 18 years ever since her grandmother, Esther, taught her in middle school. She has learned a lot from various knitting books, magazines, other knitters, and wonderful YouTube since then. Over the past 7 years, Kate has enjoyed teaching knitting and felting to kids and adults. She founded SKHR Knits in 2013 to sell some knitwear along with original knitting patterns. 

Twined Knitted Hat (tvåändsstickning) with Kristin Knudson

Twined Knitted Hat

Learn the techniques of traditional Swedish Twined Knitting or knitting with two strands. The result is a fabric that is thicker than regular knitting, which is perfect for keeping warm in the cold Minnesota or Swedish winters! We will practice how to cast on, create decorative patterns, cast off, knit in the round, and keep the balls of yarn as tangle-free as possible. This class is for beginning knitters who have taken the twined wristlet class or for experienced knitters wanting to try this technique. Choose between two hat patterns based on your experience and desired level of challenge. Included in this class is a modified pattern for you to take home. $45

Checked Hat - This hat is the best choice for newer knitters or those without experience knitting in the round. In this pattern we use two or more different colored balls of yarn to create a fun pattern. 4 skeins of sport or worsted weight yarn in at least two different colors. You can use two colors or as many as four.

Traditional Hat - This pattern is for experienced knitters or those wanting a challenge. The intricate pattern is characteristic of twined knitting and is done in one color. 4 skeins of sport or worsted weight yarn in one color. Option - small amount of yarn in a contrasting color for casting on.
*The exact amount of yarn depends on the length in each skein. The total needed is about 1600 yd/lb

Needle specifications:
US size 4 (3.5 mm) circular 16 inches. US size 4 (3.5 mm) DPN needles (for the end when it’s too small to use the circular)
*You can use different sized needles but will need to adjust the pattern.

Checked hat - one stitch marker   Traditional hat - about 12 stitch markers. Darning needle

Saturdays, October 26, November 2 & 9      1 to 3

Costume Cuffs (Wristwarmers) in the Västergötland Tradition with Wendy Johnson

PLEASE NOTE -  The March 9 class is cancelled... 
Due to unforseen circumstances, we'll be rescheduling this class sometime next fall. Please check back!


Knit a pair of fine cuffs the instructor has designed with inspiration from a traditional pattern found within her family’s Swedish Västergötland province (located along the southwest coast of Sweden). In this one-session class, students will learn fine colorwork technique as it relates to a vintage pattern from the province, as well as how to incorporate beads into a picot edge. (The beadwork is optional.) The long-revered textile traditions of Västergötland will be discussed and examples of other work from this textile-rich region will be shown. These are elegant and warm cuffs! The pattern will include options for completing the cuffs at home as fingerless or fingered gloves, although the project may be finished as just cuffs. 

Skill level: Preferably some experience in knitting in the round with double-pointed needles. All supplies (except optional beads) may be purchased in the shop before the start of class. The instructor will bring some beads for students to purchase but students may wish to find their own unique beads to match their chosen yarn prior to the class date.

Supply List: 
A set of 4 double-pointed needles. The needle range may be US size 1 for loose knitters to size 3 or larger for tight knitters. (The pattern is written for US size 2 needles.) (Circular needles may also suffice if the student knows how to do the “magic needle” or “2 circular needles” technique. Those techniques will NOT be taught in class and double-pointed needles are preferred by the instructor.) 
Gauge is IMPORTANT! Bring a range of needles or preferably, knit a gauge IN ADVANCE of the class. 
The gauge to match is 6 stitches to the inch.

Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn  
The cuff pair only needs 1 skein of the main color and one of the contrasting (pattern) color. If the student wishes to go beyond the cuffs and make either fingerless gloves or fingered gloves, they will need 2 skeins of the main color but still only 1 of the contrasting color.

Beads: (optional)
These may be purchased at JoAnn’s, Michael’s, or just about any craft supply store as well as at specialty bead shops. They are quite inexpensive and can come in large quantities so many cuffs could be knit and beaded with one package of beads.
Size 6/0 “E” Seed beads (3.3 mm) - Quantity: 54 beads for up to a pair of the large-sized cuffs (some may be left over, depending upon the cuff size chosen.

Crochet hook for beading, US size 10 or 12 
Stitch marker(s), optional.

One entire cuff will most likely NOT be finished during the class, 
but you will receive all the instruction needed to confidently complete the cuff at home. $55

Saturday, March 9     12:30 to 4:30

Norge Knitters


If you’re stuck in the middle of a project, want some tips for finishing your work, or are just starting to knit, come and join us. All are welcome!
Norway House 913 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.  $5 donation is appreciated.
Sundays, 11 to 2
October 13 
November 24
December 8
March 29
June 14

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