Saturday 11/16/2019, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday 11/16/2019, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Icelandic Yokes: The Sweater Class with Denise Bell
Traditional Icelandic yoke sweaters use unspun Plotulopi yarns from native sheep. The different staple lengths of wool in the yarn make for a lightweight, yet warm and insulating, sweater.
You may be unfamiliar with Plotulopi, but it's so common in Iceland that it's sold in grocery stores! We will learn about knitting with this unique fiber.
You will draw and swatch several yoke options using Plotulopi yarn (supplied by the instructor), do a bit of gauge math, and plan how to move forward to knit your own Icelandic, color-patterned yoke sweater using traditional or original motifs.
Note: Some experience with two-color knitting is helpful.
__Bring circular needles in sizes 5 and 6US (whatever sizes you generally use with worsted weight yarn) in 16" and 24" lengths,
__(optional) a stitch dictionary for colorwork charts
__ colored pencils
__Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator,