Roosimine - Estonian Inlay Knitting (September 3rd) with Aleks Byrd

$75.00  

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Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu.

Class Times

Saturday, September 3rd from 10 am - 1 pm 

Materials 

  • 4mm / US 6 needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)
  • Stitch markers
  • DK yarn in 2 contrasting colours approx. 20g of each colour. Make sure the yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with two strands at a time).
  • Students will receive 10% off all class supplies

Students will learn
  • How to read Roosimine charts
  • Working with moving inlay yarn
  • Tensioning
  • Finishing

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate - Students should be comfortable knitting in the round and reading from charts

Homework 
  • Students should have yarn wound in cakes (if necessary) before class begins. 
Instructor

Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer and illustrator who is particularly well-known as a moderniser of Estonian knitting traditions. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular. She gives her knits a distinctive graphic touch and creatively applies the traditional Estonian knitting techniques putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. Aleks’ aim is to get knitters to try out new techniques in her collection of patterns, her book Traditions Revisited - Modern Estonian Knits and popular workshops. It’s her design background in illustration coupled with her unique ideas and love of colour that shine through in her collection of designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.