Estonian Inlay: the Talvel Mitts
Adding color to your knitwear is so much fun – try something different! Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique in which groups of stitches are wrapped as you work with a contrasting yarn. The best part of this technique is that you never knit with anything but your main color yarn! Intriguing, isn’t it? Just for this workshop, Irina designed a simple, attractive pair of fingerless mitts. She named them Talvel Mitts; the word ‘talvel’ means ‘winter’ in Estonian. The mitts include a stunning Roositud inlay as well as two other techniques frequently used in Baltic knitting: corrugated ribbing and the baltic braid.
Level of Experience: Intermediate. You should be familiar with increases (both M1R and M1L) and with knitting in the round. Note that the Magic Loop method may work best for this class. To become familiar with Magic Loop, see this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdSpc0EZpnk
- Approx. 150 yards of sport weight yarn in light, solid color, preferably non-superwash
- Approx 100 yds of sport weight yarn in contrasting solid or tonal color.
- Size US 3 (2.25 mm) double-pointed or circular needles for Magic Loop (32” long).
- Tapestry needle, waste yarn, crochet hook for provisional cast-on, stitch markers.
- The Talvel mitts pattern will be gifted to all the attendants of class!
Cost: $30 for members and $55 for non-members which includes a 2018 guild membership.
How to Register: Sign up at the Guild meeting or send an email to Programs@SanDiegoKnitters.com. Be sure to include your name, the name of the workshop, your email address and a telephone number. Payment is requested at time of registration. Your registration is guaranteed upon confirmation of receipt of your payment.
Learn more about Irina’s visit to the Guild in Knitters News.