Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th Feb
10am – 4pm
The Crescent Arts
2-4 University Road, Belfast, BT7 1NH
Telephone: +44 (0)28 9024 2338
Cast On’s, Fringing and Braiding
Explore in depth decorative techniques used for traditional Baltic knitwear.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn some of the many stunningly beautiful and original, decorative techniques used for traditional Baltic knitted mittens, socks and sweaters. Techniques will include decorative knitted cast on’s such as the classic Old Estonian Fish Tail and Baltic Knotted cast on. You will also learn how to knit extravagantly decorative fringing as well as Baltic braids. You will knit in the round and there will be original patterns to work from as you learn as well as plenty of tips for making knitted cuffs for folk mittens and socks.
By the end of the workshop you will have a full understanding of how these techniques are constructed and you will be able to use them confidently in your own projects.
This workshop is for the intermediate knitter as you will need to know how to knit in the round on 5 dpns and be confident with basic knitting skills such as casting on and using knit and purl stitches.