Lecture with Viking Helmet and Norwegian Flag   
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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

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, Noon to 2
January 6 & 27
February 3 & 17
March 10 & 24
April 7 & 28
May 5

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