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Aleks Byrd

Roosimine Estonian Inlay Knitting - Aleks Byrd

Roosimine Estonian Inlay Knitting - Aleks Byrd

Regular price $160.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $160.00 USD
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Sunday, August 11
2:00pm - 5:00pm (3 hours)

About the Class:
Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It's the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to 'decorating with roses' which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu. Students will knit a small swatch in the round.


About the Instructor:
Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer with roots in Estonia, Canada, and the USA. Aleks’ passion is creating modern patterns with a connection to the past using little-known traditional Estonian techniques for unique wearable designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters. Her portfolio of designs includes individual patterns as well as those published in The Knitter magazine, Laine Magazine and her latest book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits. 


Skill Level:
Advanced beginner / intermediate: students should be comfortable to knit and purl in the round, cast-on and bind-off


Students will be given instructions to have their swatch cast-on to continue knitting in the workshop


Required Materials:

  • US 6 / 4mm /  needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)
  • Stitch markers
  • Tapestry / darning needle
  • DK-weight yarn (preferably nothing slippery‚ think yarn you would use for colourwork) wound so it is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with 2 strands at a time) in the following approx. amounts: MC (main colour) 20g, CC1 (contrast colour 1) 10g, CC2 (contrast colour 2) 10g 


Please note - Marketplace tickets are not included in the class price and will need to be purchased separately. You can find marketplace tickets here. In order to allow our instructors to prepare for their classes, we are not able to refund class purchases if your plans change. However, we are happy to transfer them if you find someone to take your place!

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