Estonian Inlay: The Talvel Mitts with Guest Instructor Irina Anikeeva

October 6, 2018 10am - 1pm

Adding color to your knitwear is so much fun – try something different! Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique in which groups of stitches are wrapped as you work with a contrasting yarn. The best part of this technique is that you never knit with anything but your main color yarn! Intriguing, isn’t it? Just for this workshop, Irina designed a simple, attractive pair of fingerless mitts. She named them Talvel Mitts; the word ‘talvel’ means ‘winter’ in Estonian. The mitts include a stunning Roositud inlay as well as two other techniques frequently used in Baltic knitting: corrugated ribbing and the baltic braid.

  • Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
  • Recommended Yarn:
  • Plymouth Yarn Galway
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  • Materials:
  • Approx. 150 yards of sport weight yarn in light, solid color, preferably non-superwash (Plymouth Yarn Galway is used for the sample)
  • Approx 100 yds of sport weight yarn in contrasting solid or tonal color.
  • Size US 3 (2.25 mm) double-pointed or circular needles for Magic Loop (32” long).
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn
  • Stitch markers
  • The pattern will be gifted to all of the participants!
  • Special Skills:
  • You should be familiar with increases (both M1R and M1L) and with knitting in the round. Note that the Magic Loop method may work best for this class.

  • Date:
  • Saturday 10/6 10am-1pm
  • Fee:
  • $45
  • Instructor:
  • Irina Anikeeva

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