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463-3
Thursday 10/11/2012, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Skill Level
Intermediate

Class Hours
3

Teacher
Ragga Eiriksdottir

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Iceland Upside Down: Learn to knit the Classic Yoke from the Top with Ragga Eiriksdottir
Traditionally the Icelandic patterned yoke sweaters are knit bottom up, but Ragga has developed top down knitting techniques for this popular symbol of the Icelandic knitting heritage. Knit a tiny Lopi sweater containing all the elements needed to invert any pre-existing bottom up pattern to a top down one. Techniques covered include German twisted cast on, yoke increases, inverting a pattern chart, stranded knitting with two colors, dividing yoke into body and sleeves, loose cast off, shaping with symmetrical decreases. Participants receive written instructions and a pattern for a tiny top down Lopi sweater, plus an example of a pre-existing pattern turned upside down.
Material fee: $5.00

Supplies
50 yards of Lopi light in a light color and approximately 10 yards in a contrast
color (can also be provided by teacher for a $5 material fee), 3.75mm/US 5 32” circular needles (bring DPNs if you like them), a piece of scrap yarn, darning needle, crochet hook size C or D.
Material fee: $5.00

Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.

Homework
None