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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



Intro to Stranded Colorwork Knitting with Kate Running

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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.
The cozies pictured are knit with Petter super-wash wool. $35

Saturday, February 2     9:30 to 12:30


 Beginning Knitting + with Kate Running

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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.  $45

Saturdays, February 9 & 16     1 to 4pm


Teacher’s Bio:
Kate Running has been knitting for 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 5 years ago to sell some knitwear along with original knitting patterns...


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

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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



Beginning Twined Knitting (Tvåändsstickning):
Wristlets with Kristin Knudson


Tvaandstickning-Knitting-Class

Learn the basic 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! Through knitting wristlets we will practice how to cast on, create decorative patterns, cast off, knit in the round on double pointed needles and how to keep the balls of yarn as tangle-free as possible. This class is perfect for those with knitting experience who want to practice twined knitting before undertaking a larger project. $40
Materials:
Yarn: A skein of Hygge Z-twist yarn or a sport yarn of your choice; a small amount of yarn in a contrasting color for casting on.
Needles: Five double-pointed needles of the same size. Anything from 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm (US size 1-4) will work well.
Findings: Stitch markers; Darning needle

Saturdays, March 9, 16, & 23      10 to noon



Norge Knitters

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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
January 6 & 27
February 3 & 17
March 10 & 24
April 7 & 28
May 5


Individualized Knitting Instruction

Beginning-Knitting-Class

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

Knitter-Dog

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