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Latvian Wrister

Knitting
Sport / 5 ply (12 wpi) ?
US 4 - 3.5 mm

Class Project:
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)

Using wristers as a template, some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class. Knit one of a pair of wristers to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid.

A choice of traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.

Beth’s teaching schedule can be found at http://knittingtraditions.wordpress.com/workshop-schedule/