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Knitting Estonian Gloves

This class will cover the interesting and unique knitting traditions found in traditional hand knitted gloves from Estonia. We will begin with a bit of history of these colorful hand coverings, look at some unique cast ons and then begin our own gloves. The focus will be on several different embellishments such as decorative braids and an inlay technique for adding color and also glove construction (those pesky fingers). Featured Instructor Nancy Bush is an expert in Estonian knitting traditions and will share stories and cultural history from this unique and richly vibrant northern country. Join other knitters around the fireplace to immerse in this beautiful craft. Knitters should have advanced intermediate knitting skills: how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and work in the round with double point needles. They should also have some experience with working with 2 colors at a time as well as some experience reading charts.


New! Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - Sun, Feb 19, 2017
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/07/17)

Course Details

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$200.00 per student (Regular rate)
$190.00 per student (Early-bird rate)



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You will need the following tools for this class:

  1. a set of 5 US #0 (2.25mm), US#1 (2.50mm) and US#2 (2.75mm) double point needles (choice of sizes needed for gauge and sizing of project)
  2. a yard or two of wool waste yarn (fingering to DK weight), blunt point wool needle  
  3. the usual knitting supplies.
Nancy Bush Nancy Bush

Nancy has a passion for traditional knitting techniques and ethnic knitting patterns. She has a degree in Art History and did post-graduate studies in color design and weaving in San Francisco and Sweden. The main focus of study during her knitting career has been the traditional knitting of Estonia and she has traveled there extensively. Nancy has published articles and designs in many magazines including PieceWork where she is currently a member of the editorial advisory panel. She teaches workshops about various aspects of Estonian traditional knitting in the United States and abroad, is the author of Folk Socks (1994), Folk Knitting in Estonia (1999), Knitting on the Road, Socks for the Traveling Knitter (2001), Knitting Vintage Socks (2005) and Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions (2008), all published by Interweave Press.

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Knitting Estonian Gloves

Knitting Estonian Gloves