Estonian Roositud Cuffs Knitting Technique Class
Roositud is an inlay technique from Estonia used to create beautiful embellishments on mittens, socks, gloves, and more. Using double pointed needles in the round, we will dive into this fun and approachable practice by making a pair of wrist warmers. Knitters will have the option to follow the color chart provided, or experiment with their own charting. No previous color knowledge is necessary, but participants should feel comfortable working with smaller needles and yarns.
A yarn kit will be included as part of the course fee. Please bring any variety of double pointed needles (DPNS) you own (sizes 0-3). If you do not have any, there will be test needles available for use during the course, and needles available for purchase as well. Optionally, feel free to bring your favorite knitting extras and/or chart reading supplies.
We are pleased to welcome Lesley Darling to the store to teach this class!
A native of Lincoln, Lesley's love of fiber has led her to sheep farms in Wales, weaving studios in Sweden, and folk schools around the US. She loves to teach beginners and advanced students in a fun, accessible manner. In addition to historical and regional knitting and weaving techniques, she works in traditional hand spinning, and locally grows and forages botanical dyes. She has worked alongside renowned knitter Nancy Bush learning Estonian techniques, dyed with Shetland's textile historian Elizabeth Johnston, and taught workshops throughout the Midwest and Appalachia.