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Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

Sami knitting techniques
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Course Overview

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Advanced Sami Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sámi mittens and some of the more difficult techniques while creating a several sample swatches: right and left leaning slyngborden, three ways to do right and left leaning slyngborden cast-ons (in two and three colors), and a 4-strand, round braid with tassels. Students may be interested in registering for the earlier session in basic technqiues, offered the same day.

Dates

Wed, Feb 13th, 2019

Course Details

Length: ½ day
Skill Levels: Intermediate to Advanced
Hours: 2pm-5pm
Tuition: $50.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: included

Required

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color (natural)
  • needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in. I recommend Rauma Vamsegarn knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Laura Ricketts
Laura Ricketts
Rochester, IN

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Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques - 2/13/2019