Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Traditional Icelandic Knitting

Ragga Eiriksdotti Teaches


Class level: advanced beginner

January 17, 2012

11:00 - 5:00


We are so excited to have Ragga back at The Tangled Web. Ragga last visited us in June while she was visiting from Iceland and we were fortunate enough to have her teach a steeking class for us.

In this class Ragga shares her knowledge about Icelandic wool and the classic and popular patterned yoke sweater that symbolizes Icelandic knitting in many knitters’ mind, the Lopapeysa.

The class consists of practical information about lopi knitting and the knitting of a tiny classic Lopapeysa containing all the elements of a full sized one. Through knitting the miniature version participants will learn techniques necessary to knit a Lopapeysa of any size. Participants receive written instructions containing a pattern for a tiny Lopapeysa and various tips and tricks about Lopi knitting.

During the class Ragga tells the participants about the Icelandic knitting heritage and how Icelanders have truly been a nation of knitters for centuries.

Techniques covered: German twisted cast on, invisible rib increases, working in the round with the magic loop method or DPN’s, combining sleeves and body for the yoke, stranded knitting of the yoke pattern, yarn management for stranded knitting, decreases in yoke pattern, loose cast off for neckline and steeking.

Refreshments will be provided.

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