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Intro to Binge Knitting

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Learn about the Binge (pronounced “Bing-ah”) style of knitting from Southwest Sweden’s Halland province in this afternoon-long workshop. This style dates back to the 1600s and is characterized by colorwork patterns and colors similar to Fair Isle and is often knit with a double thickness of fabric. Students will work from a pattern by instructor Wendy Johnson to start a knitted bowl that mimics yarn bowls used by Binge knitters in the 1800s. As they create a provisional cast on for the double thick knitted fabric, students will learn about the rich history of Binge knitting, after which the workshop will move on to knitting several traditional motifs in stranded red and white color work. The bowl is perfect for holding peppermints and would make a delightful holiday gift!

A $30 materials fee covers two skeins of yarn and the pattern. Students must be able to cast on, knit and cast off and provide their own needles and notions. Depending on students’ knitting speed, they may have to take the project home to finish. Suitable for intermediate knitters ages 16+.