Knitting a Norwegian-Inspired Pot Holder (SOLD OUT)

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Knitting a Norwegian-Inspired Pot Holder (SOLD OUT)

December 5 and 6, 2020 (10am-12pm on Sat, Dec 5 and 10am-11am on Dec 6) with Maree Hampton

Level of Instruction
Students should be able to cast on, knit, purl, increase and decrease stitches, knit in the round.
Tuition
  • $65.00 Members
  • $65.00 Non-members

Add Norwegian beauty to your home by knitting a kitchen accessory in time for the holidays (a gift for yourself or for others)! In this class you will use a circular needle to cast on and knit a beautiful pot holder using the two stranded colorwork technique.  Class instruction will include Norwegian knitting techniques, reading charts, knitting with two colors, tips for color changes, finishing, blocking and more. With the aid of live Zoom interactions and prerecorded demonstration videos. You choose one of two patterns. Kits include yarn for two potholders and needles. 

Images: Knitted pot holders with star and Nordic pattern (left) and Knitted DROPS pot holders with Nordic pattern for Christmas - Poinsettia in the Snow design (Right).

Supplies:  Kit provides patterns, yarn and needle ($30 Value). The yarn include is washable wool. Each student will receive a skein of white and has the option to choose red or blue. Please email your yarn choice upon registration to jtorkelson@vesterheim.org. If no choice is indicated, the kit will default to red. 

In addition, please have on hand the following:

  1. Darning needle

  2. Measuring tape

  3. Scissors

  4. Gauge-measuring ruler

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact jtorkelson@vesterheim.org when you register for more information. 

Patterns:

Stay Cool

Poinsettias in the Snow 

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitation sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class.

Enrollment Deadline: November 25, 2020

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About the Instructor

Maree Hampton

Maree Hampton has been knitting for over 20 years, ever since her Norwegian cousin, Åshild, taught her in Norway. (Maree was working on a fruit farm in Hardanger one summer during college.) She has learned a lot from other knitters, knitting classes, various knitting books, magazines, and online tutorials. She is obsessed with Norwegian knitting—hats, mittens, sweaters, and accessories—and she enjoys wearing her Norwegian woolen items all winter long!



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