• Aleks Byrd Estonian Knitting Mini-Retreat
  • Aleks Byrd Estonian Knitting Mini-Retreat
  • Aleks Byrd Estonian Knitting Mini-Retreat

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  • Aleks Byrd Estonian Knitting Mini-Retreat

  • Eweknit & Craft
  • During this all-day knitting experience you'll get a taste of Estonian knitting by making a wristlet showcasing four traditional techniques in Aleks' Introduction to Estonian Knitting workshop. This workshop explores the traditional techniques of knit fringe, knit braids, bobbles, and roosimine inlay knitting. The workshop will be followed by a lecture on Estonian Knitting where you will discover the stories of some of Estonia’s master knitters, unique Estonian knitting techniques and how those have inspired modern traditional inspired designs Aleks' designs.


    Class date: August 25th, 2024

    Experience level: Intermediate. Students should be comfortable to knit and purl in
    the round with two colours at a time (easy colourwork), reading from charts, cast-on,

    Duration: 7 hours, beginning at 10 am with an hour break for lunch. Ending at 6pm

    Instructor: Aleks Byrd

    Class Size: 15 students

    Included in the registration fee: 

    • Introduction to Estonian Knitting Workshop (6 hours)
    • Lecture on Estonian Knitting (1 hour)
    • Light lunch provided

    Materials Needed:

    • US 6 / 4mm needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)
    • Stitch markers

     • Scissors

     • Knit Fringe tool (available from Aleks Byrd) or flat stick / card approx 0.5” /
    1.5 cm wide for wrapping fringe yarn loops
    • DK yarn (preferably nothing
    slippery—think yarn you would use for colourwork) in 3 contrasting colours in the following approx. amounts:
    - MC (main colour) 20g
    - CC1 (contrast colour) 10g
    - CC2 (contrast colour 2) 10g

    Homework:  Students will be given instructions to have their swatch cast-on to continue knitting in the workshop

    Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations or changes must be made be made thirty days prior to your first class. We will issue a store credit, so you can take another class.


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  • $225.00 CAD

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