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Drop Spindle Spinning
Try your hand at the truly ancient art of spinning yarn on a drop spindle.
We'll explore the history and the science behind making yarn with the modern descendant of one of the oldest tools known to humankind. Fiber preparation, how twist works, learning to draft, ply, and finish the plied yarn will be covered. There will be plenty of in class time to spin as well as lecture/demonstration. Students may bring a spindle if they have one, and there will be spindles available for purchase. Each spinner is different, so we'll have a range of sizes/types to try.
**Please note: we will be using wool fibers for a number of reasons. If this is an allergen, please make arrangements with the instructor for nonwool fibers, or feel free to bring your own to the first class. $50 plus a material fee paid to the instructor. (Material fee varies.) Four 2 hour classes.
Fridays, September 9, 16, 23, 30 6 - 8 p
Scandinavian designers, knitters, and general lifestyle-idea men, Arne & Carlos, are back in the Twin Cities.
You can join them, along with your fellow knitters, for a light luncheon at the Kaffe Bar at Norway House.
You can also take a class on making Akle Tapestry Design wristers
or listen to a talk about how to tap into your own heritage for design inspiration.
To register for any (or all!) of these events, please call our main store on East Lake Street at 612 729 9333.
Luncheon with Arne & Carlos at Norway House
Talk knitting with Arne, Carlos, and your fellow knitters in a relaxed setting.
Lunch is a open-face sandwich board plus a drink. $20 At Norway House
Please register by September 18!
Sunday, September 25 10 to noon
Arne & Carlos: Akle Tapestry Design Wrist Warmers (traditional Norwegian pattern) with Waffle Lunch
Using double-pointed needles can seem intimidating to beginning knitters,
but Arne & Carlos will soothe those fears. Wrist warmers make excellent and quick gifts for young and old alike.
A project like this is a great way to practice your stranded knitting in the round.
No matter what the season or the outfit, keep your hands covered in high style!
Have lunch afterwards at Also Ingebretsen’s Kaffe Bar . One lunch waffle, drink, and pastry included. $75
Monday, September 26 Class from 10 to 12:30 Lunch from 12:30 to 2
Knitting Level: Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit and purl.
This project is suitable for inexperienced, intermediate, and advanced knitters.
What to bring:
Yarn: (Sport weight, 131 yd/120 m / 1.75 oz/50gr) in five different colors: White (as the main color), Green, Blue, Purple, and Red (any tone of the specified colors will do) Needles: One set of 5 DPNs U.S. sizes 2-3 and 4 DPNs of U.S. sizes 3-4.
Homework: With smaller size DPN and color 1, CO 48 sts. Join, being careful not to twist cast-on row.
Divide sts evenly over 4 DPN so there are 12 sts on each needle. Work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 11⁄4in/3cm.
Haven’t joined stitches in the round before?
Call our main Needlework Store on East Lake Street to set a time to have a staff member to get you started.
Author's (Arne & Carlos) Talk: Using old knitting to inspire the new
Arne & Carlos find inspiration everywhere; it could be from meeting an interesting person to their garden, or a great flea market find. They have found inspiration in the attics of old houses, in books, on postcards, and from old knitting patterns. Through experience gained from working alongside Scandinavia's most respected knitters, many of whom still use centuries-old techniques, Arne & Carlos seek to preserve tradition while creating pieces that are fresh and modern. $20 At Norway House
Monday, September 26 2 to 3:30
Lovikka Mittens with Wendy Johnson
In this 3.5-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. $40
Saturday, October 15 1 to 4:30
About the Instructor:
The instructor, Wendy J. Johnson, is a fiber artist, instructor, author.
Wendy delights in all aspects of her Swedish heritage - including Swedish knitting traditions.
Cozy Cabled Cowl - A beginning cable project with Nordic influences
Cable stitches add dimension and elegance to your knitted projects. They are also very Nordic in design, reminiscent of runic forms. We will talk a bit about the history of cables, and learn how to read and knit cable patterns while beginning to knit
a winter-worthy neck cowl. Students must know how to knit and purl. The pattern is included in the class cost and the yarn may be purchased beforehand at Ingebretsen’s on East Lake Street or at Ingebretsen’s Gavebutikk at Norway House on the day of the class. One 3-hour class $40
Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:30 - 3:30p
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 email@example.com and tell us what you need to learn. We'll arrange the knitting teacher and you will set the time. $15 an hour.
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.