Antje The Dutch Knitters
  Class - Estonian Knitting Techniques

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For knitters with at least one year of knitting experience!

Estonia is famous for its beautifully knitted lace shawls from the Haapsalu region. The paper-thin square shawls consist of several panels with different patterns. Estonian knitted lace has a number of specific characteristics, among which the ‘nupp’, a three-dimensional element that emphasises the lines of the lace. Also, many lace patterns are inspired on flowers.
In Estonian knitting typical Scandinavian geometrical motifs can be found that, when repeated, form beautiful designs. Sometimes they are used in cuffs or edges or a star motif is placed in the centre of a mitten. Furthermore there are typical Estonian cast-ons and very special decorative edges that can be used in mittens and hats.

Estonian Knitting Techniques

During the class Estonian Knitting Techniques you will learn several ways of casting on. We will try some of the specific knitting techniques in which horizontal plaits are made in one or more colours.
We will discuss the ‘nupp’, which gives much of the Estonian lace its specific quality and some distinctive elements of typical Estonian lace. We will explain the composition of the Haapsalu shawls.
If time allows we will also make a fringe cast-on or a typical Estonian lace motif.

The classes are given in Dutch but it is often possible for English-speaking knitters to participate in the class. Please, consult The Dutch Knitters in advance.

terms for participation

Check the Agenda for places and dates of this class and enter by phone at the location of your choice.