Scandinavian Knitting

Three-day Scandinavian knitting workshop with Beth Brown-Reinsel

Instructor: Beth Brown-Reinsel

Dates offered 2019: Nov 13–15

Vävstuga is excited to offer a three-day knitting workshop with Beth Brown-Reinsel, Scandinavian knitting instructor extraordinaire.

Danish Skrå-trøje

Danish sweater

Level: intermediate to advanced
(must be experienced at reading charts and using double pointed needles)

This remarkable Danish garment was created at the end of the 1800s. It is unusual in that most Danish knitting at that time was of one color, while this Skrå-trøje was knitted in navy and white. In this class, a sampler will be knitted circularly to explore the following techniques: working from a chart, working with two different sizes of yarn, seam stitches, the main motif, the underarm half gusset, working with a yarn in each hand or with 2 yarns in the left hand, purling in pattern with two yarns on the wrong side of the garment, creating a front slit, creating facings, a twined knitting braid on the cuff, an overlapped cuff slit, and assembly. Designing a Skrå-trøje and weaving yarns to eliminate long floats in the back of the work will also be covered.

Supply list

Yarn: (included in course fee, no need to bring your own)

  • Two colors of our beautiful Tuna wool yarn with a contrasting color. Vävstuga will have pre-wound balls available.

Needles:

  • US sizes 2 (2.75 mm), 3 (3.25 mm), and 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles, 8" long or shorter. US size 4 (3.5 mm) 16" circular needle. You may use two circs or the Magic Loop if you prefer.

Extras:

  • tapestry needle
  • stitch markers
  • magnetic board or sticky notes notes for keeping your place on the chart
  • D crochet hook

Optional:

  • 2 buttons and a clasp
Beth Brown-Reinsel

Beth Brown-Reinsel has been teaching knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for over 20 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She completed her first DVD Knitting Ganseys with Beth Brown-Reinsel in 2010, with two others following. Her articles and designs have appeared in Threads, Cast On, Interweave Knits, Shuttle, Spindle, and Dye Pot, Vogue Knitting, and Knitters magazines. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions.

Check out Beth's website, blog, and eNewsletter at www.knittingtraditions.com.

She lives in Vermont and loves winter!

Location: Water Street Studio

Prerequisites: Intermediate knitting experience recommended.
  (Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars or Magic Loop.
  Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required. Experience with a sewing machine is also helpful.)

Max enrollment: 20 (minimum 4)

Course fee: $375 (includes all instruction and studio time, course handouts, lunch all 3 days, dinner Thu)

Materials fee: $50

Room & board: $300 (includes 3 nights' lodging, 3 breakfasts, 2 dinners)

For more detail: See also costs & logistics, food & accommodations

Days offered: Three-day session, Wed–Fri

Schedule: Studio open 9:00–6:00, instruction time 9:00–12:00 and 2:00–6:00. Exceptions: on the last day, instruction ends at noon, and checkout must be completed by 3:00.