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Latvian Wristers

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Date(s) - 10/12/2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Knitting Temptations


Latvian Wristers: A Study of Latvian Mitten Cuff Techniques
Workshop Fee: $115
Saturday, October 12
Afternoon Break with snacks provided
Course Description:
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 traditional motif is incorporated in the main part of the wrister, as well as a picot edge at the end. Additional techniques to be discussed include yarn dominance, knitting with two yarns in the right 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.
Length: 3 hours
Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with double point needles, Magic Loop, or working with two circular needles)
Supply List:
  • Yarn for this class will be provided by Knitting Temptations
  • One set of size 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles or two circulars of any length. If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circulars, bring the appropriate needles.
  • Tapestry needle and stitch markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.
Saturday, October 12 & Sunday, October 13
Knitting Temptations hosts
A Weekend of
Traditional European Knitting Techniques
with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Beth Brown-Reinsel has been passionately teaching historic knitting workshops nationally, as well as internationally, for 30 years. Her book Knitting Ganseys has been deemed a classic. She has completed three DVDs and a Craftsy class on Swedish Twined Knitting. Beth loves to prowl the storage section of museums around the world to look at old knitted items for inspiration for her patterns and classes. Her classes are well known for the tiny sampler sweater projects which teach technique within the context of a garment. Her articles and designs have appeared in the major magazines. She continues to design for her own pattern line Knitting Traditions. Beth’s website, blog, and eNewsletter can be found at She lives in Vermont, USA and loves New England winters!
Special Pricing of $425 is extended to those who wish to join us for ALL THREE WORKSHOPS!
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