REGISTER NOW | New Nordic Christmas Balls “The Squirrel”

Christmas is a special time for those who live in the north. Winters are dark and cold, so people spend a lot of time sitting by the warm stove with some handwork. ARNE & CARLOS have a particular weakness for that time of year. With techniques, patterns, and sources of inspiration fondly shared by the designers, ARNE & CARLOS will outright charm you! Their knitting antics are the perfect recipe for holiday décor that is colourful and festive, whatever your skill level.

Materials:

ROWAN Alpaca soft DK. 1 ball (50gr) in colour #201 simply white and 1 ball (50gr) in colour #206 deep rose.

 

Needles and Hooks:

1 set of DPNs size 3 mm

1 Crochet hook size 3 mm.

 

VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:

Choosing the right yarn and tools for any project is an essential! For those participants with little or no experience knitting with double-pointed needles, we strongly recommend bringing wooden or bamboo needles or Prym’s ergonomic needles. Please do not bring metal or carbon needles if you have never used DPNs before.

 

Other Supplies: Wool or Acrylic stuffing.

Level of knitting proficiency required: Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit (no purling in this class). This project is good for inexperienced, intermediate and advanced knitters.

 

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Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 2PM to 5pm

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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REGISTER NOW | Arne & Carlos Workshop: Intro to Traditional Scandinavian Twined Knitting

Twined Knitting (Norwegian: Tvebandstrikking Swedish: Tvåändstickning,) is a traditional knitting technique that originates from in Norway and Sweden and has existed since the 17th century. This technique is used to make thicker, warmer and more water repellent garments. Twined knitting is always knitted with two ends, even if the garment that is being knitting is of a single colour. In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of twined knitting using two colours and how to create the “herringbone” pattern when knitting a hat using this special technique.

Materials:

2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.

Needles:

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6.5 mm

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6.5 mm.

Homework:

With smaller size circular needle and the colour of your choice, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Basic knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is

suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn a new

Scandinavian knitting technique.

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Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 from 9AM to Noon.

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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REGISTER NOW – Arne & Carlos | An Intro to Norwegian Stranded Colourwork

Norwegian stranded colour work is all about tension. In this class, you will learn the basics of Norwegian style stranded knitting with 2 colours from expert Nordic knitters ARNE & CARLOS, who will show you the easiest and most relaxing way to hold the needles and the yarns, and teach you important techniques and tricks that will help you achieve perfect tension while keeping all of your stitches even and beautiful, in true Norwegian style! We will work with bulky yarn and thick needles and practice our colour work techniques while knitting a hat with the traditional X and O pattern, which is the easiest Norwegian pattern that you could possibly work with. Whether you are an inexperienced or experienced knitter, if you have ever wanted to learn how to knit stranded colour work as it is done in the Norway and the other Nordic countries, by master knitters who come from that part of the world, this is the class for you!

Materials:

2 balls of ROWAN Cocoon: 1 ball (100gr) in colour #801 Polar and 1 ball (100gr) in colour #813 Seascape.

Needles:

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6.5 mm

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6.5 mm

Homework:

With smaller size circular needle and colour #801 Polar, CO 64 sts. Join, and work around in k2, p2 ribbing for 10 rows.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Knitting skills needed. Participants should be able to knit, purl and decrease. This project is suitable for intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn Norwegian stranded colour work or who want to improve on their colour work skills.

Important Note:

We will be focusing on stranded colour work techniques, so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

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Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 2PM to 5pm

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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REGISTER NOW – Arne & Carlos – Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way

Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting

The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tensioning of the yarn from the finger and on to the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle and left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about tensioning the yarn correctly, as all you need to do is knit or purl and thetension will come automatically! When you knit the Norwegian way, you will also be able to better relax the muscles in your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. In that sense, Norwegian style knitting is actually much more ergonomic than may other ways of knitting. And finally, there is one more added bonus of knitting the Norwegian way: you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically!

In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way, as we knit a hat using chunky yarn. The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn: Arne always says it is like a dance!

Materials:

100 grams (2 balls) of ROWAN Brushed Fleece in any colour of your choice.

Needles:

1 standard circular needle (length: 40 cm / 16 in) size 6 mm

1 set of 5 DPNs size 6 mm

VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:

Because you are shifting the tension from the way you hold the yarn and on to the needle, there is

nothing you can do to control the tension, as it comes automatically. The only way to get the right

tension if you are a loose knitter is to go down a size in needles and if you are a tight knitter you will

need to go up a size in needles. Therefore, the specified needle size for this project is for the people

who knit to the specified gauge and must be taken with a pinch of salt. If you already know that you

knit loosely or tightly, we ask you to consider that when you select the needles to bring this class.

Or if you are unsure, just bring needles in a couple of sizes, so we may help you determine the

correct size in class.

Level of knitting proficiency required:

Some experience in knitting and purling required. This class is suitable for inexperienced and

intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn the Norwegian way to knit.

Important Note:

We will be focusing on teaching the Norwegian Knit and Purl so please do not expect to finish the

entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE &

CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

REGISTER & PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE!!! 

Location of Class:

Wool N’ Things Classroom

1439 Youville Drive, Unit 20 (upstairs), Orléans, ON

Date and Time of Class:

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 from 9AM to Noon

Class Fee:

$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.

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