Class Description: The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tension of the yarn from the finger and on to the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle, and the left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about getting the correct tension again—all you need to do is knit or purl and the tension will come automatically! Norwegian knitting is much more ergonomic than any other style of knitting, which means you will be able to relax the muscles in your neck, shoulders, arms, and hands. Finally, a bonus of knitting the Norwegian way—you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically!
In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way as we knit our REINE hat, which is inspired by traditional Norwegian fishermen’s patterns.
The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn. Arne always says it is like a dance!
Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning
Level of Experience: Some experience in knitting and purling required, participants should know how to knit and purl either in Continental or English style. This class is suitable for inexperienced and intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn the Norwegian way to knit.
Class Materials and Supplies:
1 ball (50 grams) of ROWAN Norwegian Wool, Coastal Fjord 013
1 ball (50 grams) of ROWAN Norwegian Wool, Cloud Dancer 014
OR any two other contrasting colors of your choice.
1 standard circular needle (length 40cm/16in) size 3.5mm (U.S. size 4)
1 standard circular needle (length 40cm/16in) size 4.0mm (U.S. size 6)
1 set of 5 DPNs size 4.0mm (U.S. size 6)
Class Size: Maximum 30
Note: Due to the anticipated demand we are limiting class registrations to a maximum of two of ARNE & CARLOS classes per SDNCKG member. If you are interested in attending more than 2 classes, then your name will be put on a waiting list for the additional classes. If a workshop is not sold out by March 1st, then the remaining seats will be made available to those on the waiting list in the order received.
Cost: $60 for members ($95 for non-members which includes Guild Membership)
How to Register: THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL.
We will begin accepting registrations with full payment (cash, check or credit card) for the ARNE and CARLOS workshops at the February 6th SDNCKG meeting. [Note: credit card payments are in-person only via a Square swipe (a small service fee will be added.)]
If you would like to register, but are unable to join the February 6th meeting, then you can do so starting at 3 PM PST on February 6th. Email Programs AT SanDiegoKnitters DOT com (Note: to use Guild email addresses, you’ll need to change the AT and DOT to appropriate symbols and eliminate any spaces. Guild email addresses are not clickable.) Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. The confirmation email will include where to mail your check #.
# Reminder: Checks are to be made payable to San Diego North Coast Knitters Guild (payee name must be written out in full.) Please write name and date of the workshop on your check.
Cancellation Policy: Please notify us as early as possible if you need to cancel your workshop registration. Refund of the workshop fee requires a cancellation notification at least 48 hours in advance of the workshop. Fees cannot be refunded for cancellations with less than 48 hours advance notice.
Location: Encinitas Community Center, Room 118, location details below.
Learn more about Arne & Carlos’ visit and the April 16 meeting here