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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

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 1:30 

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

Intro to Stranded Colorwork Knitting with Kate Running

Colorwork Cozies

Are you interested in stranded colorwork knitting, but only knit and purl? Have you dabbled in colorwork, but want to hone your skills or add a 3rd color? Either way, this class is for you! You will learn how to efficiently work with 2 or 3 colors while knitting in the round. Kate will also show you how to keep an even, loose tension. For this lesson, we'll work on a simple cup or can sized cozie with a few pattern charts to choose from.

Bring size 3-5 needles, preferably ~32” circular, and sport or worsted weight super-wash wool or acrylic yarn. This class recommends Rauma Petter super-wash wool. There is a 10% discount on materials on the first day of class.  $35
Saturday September 22        2 to 5 pm 

Costume Cuffs (Wristwarmers) in the Västergötland Tradition


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. $45

Saturday, September 29, 1 to 4

Norwegian Mittens with Kate Running

In this two-part class, you will be provided with Kate's Arne Mittens pattern. You'll learn some tips and tricks for stranded knitting in the round, creating a thumb gusset, and finishing techniques. During the two weeks, we'll work on one mitten, and by the end of class, you should feel comfortable finishing the pair on your own.

Students should know how to knit and purl in the round and 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. There is a 10% discount on materials on the first day of class. $45
Saturdays, October 20 & 27        1 to 4 pm

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, noon to 2
September 30
October 7 & 21
November 4 & 18
December 2

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.