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Professor  Knitting Classes

Nålbindning a Tomte Hat


Renata Fossett wil teach you how to make a warm winter hat using the ancient technique of Nålbindning.
This class is ideal for beginners, or for intermediate learners who would like to review the basics. Nålbindning fragments have been found that date back as far as 8500 years ago, well before people began knitting. The practice is still in use, although it is a rare handicraft in modern times. The process creates a sturdy fabric using short pieces of yarn and a single large needle, and has been used to make functional household items and clothing, such as socks, hats, mittens, and bags.
(To read more about Nålbindning, click Ingebretsen's Knits Blog.) 
Renata is happy to bring this ancient technique to you and show how to execute the stitches and understand the basics of hat construction and pattern reading. You will need a Nålbindning needle (a blunt, large-eyed tapestry needle will work well), and 2 skeins of bulky-weight single-ply yarn (about 200 yards), ideally with a wool content of at least 50% for felted joins. Light or bright colors are best for learning, and bright red is a great color for this particular project. Needles will be provided for use in the class, or can be purchased in advance in the store. $45
Two classes, two hours each.  10 - noon
Saturday, January 20 & 27   
Saturday, February 17 & 24 
Saturday, March 17 and 24

Knit a "Magic Stripey" Bag


Make a gift with Nordic flavor in this quick Modular Knitting Workshop.
Modular knitting is an addictive, magical, knitting technique reflecting the best qualities of modern and utilitarian Nordic design. It begins with a single square and builds into an object or garment with few seams. We will knit a small, fulled (felted), two-color bag during the workshop—perfect for needles and notions or other small items! Techniques learned will be modular knitting; I-cord work; seaming; and how to full knits. Students will have time to finish most, if not all, of the knitted bag during the workshop although the project will need to be fulled at home. $50

Skill Prerequisite: Student must know how to knit, cast on, and bind off. Materials needed: Size 10, 16-inch circular needle. 

Taught by knitting designer and author W. J. Johnson. 1 session, 4 hours. 
Sunday, January 28     11:15 to 3    at Ingebretsen's at Norway House

Norwegian Mittens with Kate Running


For this class, you will be provided with a new mitten pattern based on the iconic Marius motif.
You'll learn some tips and tricks for stranded knitting in the round, creating a thumb gusset, and finishing techniques. By the end of class you will have completed one mitten, and you should feel comfortable taking on mittens on your own.

Skill Prerequisite: Students should have a basic understanding of two-color stranded knitting. Bring size 3 or 4 needles. Kate will show you how to work with two circular needles, magic loop (one long circular needle) or double pointed. The mittens are knit with 100% wool Rauma Strikkegarn in two contrasting colors.
Two 3-hour sessions. $45
Saturdays, February 3 and 10     1 to 4

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.