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Roosimine – Estonian Inlay Knitting: a workshop with Aleks Byrd

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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.

Skills Level:

Intermediate – Students should be comfortable knitting in the round and reading from charts.

Materials:

  • 4mm / US 6 needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)

  • Stitch markers

  • DK yarn in 2 contrasting colours approx. 20g of each colour. Make sure the yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with two strands at a time).

About Aleks Byrd:

Aleks Byrd – whose roots are in Estonia, Canada and the USA – is a knitwear designer based in Bath, UK. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. In her designs, tradition and Aleks’ own, graphic style meet. With her book, Aleks wants to make traditional Estonian techniques accessible to everyone while at the same time building a bridge between Estonian knitters and the international knitting community.