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!
100 grams (2 balls) of ROWAN Brushed Fleece in any colour of your choice.
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.
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.
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
$177.00 (includes class fee and yarn) to be paid at time of registration. No refund unless cancellation by Arne & Carlos.