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Sámi 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 Sámi Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sami mittens and four characteristics which set them apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with or without tassels). We will create a sample swatch by practicing each of these elements, and leave with the knowledge to translate our skills to a full-sized pair of mittens. Students should have basic knitting skills.

Dates

Wed, Feb 13th, 2019

Course Details

Length: ½ day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-noon
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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Sámi Knitting Techniques - 2/13/2019