Sunday, April 16, 2023
10 am-1 pm with Stephanie Lotven AKA Tellybean Knits
One of the simplest and most beautiful colorwork techniques, Roosimine knitting is a wonderful way to embellish your knitting. This traditional Estonian technique looks like embroidery but is actually a clever method for weaving your contrasting yarn to create beautiful geometric shapes. In this class, we will cover the basic methods for working Roositud.
In this class, we will
1. Discuss the history of Estonian Inlay. To open this class, we will learn a bit about the origins of Estonian Inlay, including where and when it was popularized.
2. Discuss color and yarn options. We will discuss color choices, suggestions for fiber content and ply, and
how you can use the yarn from your stash to create beautiful inlay projects.
3. Learn how to read and work an inlay chart. Although inlay charts can look like a standard stranded colorwork chart,
they are worked very differently. We will discuss different types of inlay charts developed by modern knitters, and how you can easily navigate any inlay chart that comes your way!
4. Learn how to adjust the tension your inlay tension. Once we have completed a small inlay motif, I will show knitters how to make thoughtful adjustments to the tension of the inlay yarn to produce the best possible finished knit.
5. Learn basic inlay finishing techniques. Unlike traditional knitting, the unusual placement of inlay yarn can make finishing an inlay project tricky. To complete the class, I will demonstrate my favorite method for weaving in ends and preparing an inlay knit for
Homework: Cast On an even number of stitches and join to work in the round. I recommend casting on between 34-60 stitches, as appropriate for your needle circumference. Smaller circumference needles and I fewer stitches are prefered, but not required. Work 4 rounds in 1×1 ribbing (k1, p1), then 4 rounds in stockinette (knitting every round).
3 hour class