Learn to Knit a Danish Shawl From the Top Down with Kirsten West

Admission

  • $100.00  -  Non-Member
  • $85.00  -  Member

Summary

Four Fridays, beginning March 5
from 10am-noon

Description

Learn how to knit a large shawl from the top down. This shawl is knit in garter stitch with decorative rows of eyelets. This class is suitable for the intermediate knitter. CDC guidelines, including mask-wearing and social distancing, will be observed.

This class meets in the Owl Hall located on the main level of the Education Wing. 

 

MATERIALS

8 skeins of Lamb’s Pride Worsted.

A total of 1,520 yards. Brown Sheep Company, Inc. Mitchell, Nebraska.

A fixed circular needle US 7 ( 4,50mm), 40” long.

A fixed circular needle US 7(4,50mm), 29” Long.

A fixed circular needle US 7(4,50mm), 24” Long.

A set of single point needles US 7(4,50mm), 10” Long.

The fixed circular needles and the single point needles must be of bamboo or other wooden material. I recommend Clover Takumi Bamboo needles.

 

WE ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING YOUR CLASS SAFE
The safety of our students, teachers, patrons, volunteers, and staff is our highest priority. A number of adjustments have been put in place to keep everyone safe for in-person classes at the Cultural Center. We are disinfecting public spaces frequently and have installed hand sanitizer stations throughout the building. To ensure the safety of those around you, please wear a mask, practice social distancing, and in other ways follow CDC guidelines while at the Cultural Center. Thank you!


KIRSTEN WEST
Kirsten, a native of Denmark, was born and raised on the island of Fyn, where farming, fishing, "hygge" and knitting is still a way of life. Kirsten learned to knit at an early age from her mother Marie, who was an expert knitter, sewer, embroiderer and bobbin lace maker.

In the mid 1980's Kirsten co-founded Nordic Artisans, a boutique mail order company that imported artisanal Rauma yarn from Norway. Nordic Artisans featured traditional Norwegian sweater, hat and cardigan designs ( patterns) and Kirsten's designs in kit form along with traditional Norwegian pewter buttons and Norwegian wool ribbons.

Now retired to Cape Cod, Kirsten is making her knowledge, skills, patterns and products available once again.

Come and learn from the master knitter herself and enjoy some genuine Danish Hygge at the same time.

 

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