Antje The Dutch Knitters
  Class - Twined Knitting Basic Techniques

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For knitters with at least half a year of knitting experience!  Also you need to be able to knit in the round on sock needles or, if you prefer, a circular needle.

Teacher Carla Meijsen (The Dutch Knitters) is the author of the book "Good Warm - Twined Knitting 'published in October 2014.

The full course Twined Knitting consists of two classes (Twined Knitting Basic and Advanced Techniques). If you only want to learn the basic techniques you can choose to participate in Twined Knitting Basic Techniques only. In order to enter for Twined Knitting Advanced Techniques you must have done the Basic Techniques first (or after having consulted Carla if you think you have sufficient experience in twined knitting).

Twined knitting is a traditional Scandinavian knitting technique that was used very regularly in the 17th century in Sweden. Two strands are used that are constantly twined at the back of the work. This ensures a more firm, stronger and especially warmer knitwear than can be achieved with the usual knitting techniques. By purling the stitches with one or both strands you can make beautiful patterns. By the way, using one colour gives a very different effect from using two colours.
In this class you will learn the basic principles and stitches used in Twined Knitting. We will discuss the specific characteristics of working with one or two colours.The technique twined knitting is often chosen for small workpieces such as mittens and hats.

Examples Twined Knitting

In the class Twined Knitting Basic Techniques you will learn the basic principles used in twined knitting. After a three-colour cast-on you will learn the basic stitches and several decorative stitches. We will discuss the specific characteristics of working with one or two colours. Special attention will be paid to the position of the hands during knitting.

We will make a start by knitting a nicely decorated purse for, for example, your mobile phone.

Convenient to bring: scissors, tape, thick darning needle, stitch markers, pen and paper.
During the course, you can borrow bamboo knitting needles. An extra set of (bamboo) sock needles or circular needles (about 3.5 mm) are useful but not necessary.

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.