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Workshop: Faroese-Inspired Knit Hat

This class runs Tuesday, January 3, 6–9 pm central and Saturday, January 7, 1–4 pm central.

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of wind-swept islands in the Northern Atlantic, about half-way between the Norway and Iceland. Moist and misty, these beautiful Nordic lands are home to many sheep and their island knitting tradition echoes the construction and patterning of many other sea-going, North Atlantic communities. Using Hans Debes book of traditional colorwork patterns Føroysk Bindingarmynstur Laura Ricketts has created an original hat pattern, incorporating Faroese motifs and colors.

Join the instructor for two sessions to begin and work through the most common challenges in this two session virtual class. Students should have some previous experience with colorwork, and class tutorials will be based around improving colorwork skills as well as lecture and discussion on the history of Faroese knitting and the instructor’s recent travels there.

This is a live virtual class taught over Zoom. Students need a strong internet connection and a device with video capabilities.

A pdf of the pattern ($8 value, included in class fee) is provided before class for students to make a gauge swatch. This class is suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters who can knit in the round, purl, decrease, and have some experience with color work. Students provide their own needles and yarn in the colors of their choice; please see materials list for more information.