Vikkel Twisted Stitches & Braid (September 2nd) with Aleks Byrd


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A vikkel is a twisted or traveling stitch pattern used in Estonian knitting that creates a narrow cable pattern without the use of a cable needle. These stitches create beautiful patterns and even braids that add dimension to your knitting. Students will knit a small swatch learning how to create four types of twists over knit and purl stitches along with a knitted braid.

Class Times

Friday, September 2nd from 5 - 8 pm 


  • 4mm / US 6 needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)
  • Stitch markers
  • Approx 20g DK yarn in a light solid color
  • Students will receive 10% off all class supplies

Intermediate - Intermediate - Students should be comfortable knitting and purling in the round and reading from charts

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

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.