Class Description: Norway is one of the few countries left in the world where traditional folk costumes – called “Bunad” in Norwegian – are still worn by a large part of the population for special occasions like Constitution Day, Christmas Eve, weddings, confirmations, baptisms, and any other time when you need to wear your Sunday best. There are around 450 different folk costumes in Norway, and it is estimated that approximately 80% of the female population and 20% of the male population own at least one Bunad. It is customary for both men and women to wear hand-knitted stockings together with their folk costumes, and many of the beautiful and intricate cable designs in those stockings have their roots in the 17th and 18th centuries.
This class will cover the history of Norwegian cables and showcase several Norwegian stitch patterns. Participants will learn to knit the cable designs from the Gudbrandsdalen area in Norway, where ARNE & CARLOS have their roots.
Meeting Format: Lecture and hands-on learning
Level of Experience: Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit (no purling in this class). This project is good for inexperienced, intermediate, and advanced knitters.
Class Materials and Supplies:
Yarn: 1 ball (50 grams) of ROWAN Norwegian Wool, Vanilla Custard 021
1 set of 5 DPNs size 3 mm (U.S. size 3)
1 set of 5 DPNs size 3.5 mm (U.S. size 4)
NOTE on NEEDLES: This class is taught using DPNs but attendees can also opt to use a long circular needle for magic loop or 2 short circular needles if they prefer.
With the smaller size needles, cast on 54 stitches, taking care not to twist cast-on edge. Join and work in the round in * k1 in the back loop, p1* for 9 rounds. This forms the rib.
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: 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.