Knitting for Beginners: Continental / Scandinavian Methods with Kirsten West


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


Four Wednesdays beginning April 7
from 10am-noon


You’ll be amazed at how simple it easy to learn to knit Continental/Scandinavian Style. Students will learn to cast on the Scandinavian way, all while learning various stitches, ribs, and basic techniques. We will read patterns and learn about various fibers that are suitable for hand knitting, and how to care for hand knitted items. Knowing continental knitting will make advanced techniques easier to learn and master. This class is for beginners and refreshers. 

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


Bamboo straight needles size US 7 ( 4,5mm) and US 8 (5,0mm) 13" long. 3 skeins of worsted weight yarn, single ply, Lamb's Pride from Brown Sheep Company, 80% Wool-15% Mohair (190 yards) in Cream color or similar yarn of your choice of yarn in cream color. Notebook, pencil and eraser. Tape measure, scissors, blunt tapestry needle with a large eye and a cable needle size US 8(5,0mm).


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, 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.


Neon CRM by Neon One

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