Danish Skråtrøje by Beth Brown-Reinsel
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Danish Skråtrøje

This remarkable Danish garment was created at the end of the 1800’s. It is unusual in that most Danish knitting at that time was of one color, while this skrå-trøje was knitted in navy and white. In this class, a sampler will be knitted circularly to explore the following techniques:

  • working from a chart
  • working with 2 different sizes of yarn
  • seam stitches <li>the main motif, <li>the underarm half gusset <li>working with a yarn in each hand or with 2 yarns in the left hand <li>purling in pattern with two yarns on the wrong side of the garment, <li>creating a front slit <li>creating facings <li>a twined knitting braid on the cuff <li>an overlapped cuff slit <li>assembly