Aleks Byrd Weekend – Baltic Braids Workshop
Knitted braids are the perfect embellishment for any project to make it just a little more special. The Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia have many different styles of braids that have added interesting details to mittens, gloves, socks, and sweaters. Learn three different braid types (Kihnu vits, Estonian Twisted braid, Latvian braid) as well as experimenting with colour combinations and directionality.
SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner / intermediate knitter; students should be comfortable to knit and purl in the round with two colours at a time (easy colourwork), cast on, bind -off
LENGTH : 3 hours in person
- 4mm / US 6 needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)
- Stitch markers
- DK-weight yarn in 2 contrasting colors, approx. 20g of each color
Using 4mm / US 6 needles with MC, CO 40 sts.
Join in the rnd and PM for BOR.
Rnds 1 – 2: Work 1×1 rib as follows: [k1, p1],
repeat [-] to end.
Rnds 3 – 4: K to end.
BOR – beginning of round
CO – cast-on
k – knit
MC – main colour
p – purl
PM – place marker
rnd(s) – round(s)
[-] – repeat everything between [ ]
The class will run from 2pm-5pm. Tea and Coffee will be provided .
All class attendees with receive a 10% discount on all in-store purchases* on the day. This is also extended to any class materials purchased in store in advance.
*excludes gift vouchers
About the Designer
Aleks Byrd is a knitwear designer with roots in Estonia, Canada, and the USA. She creates modern patterns with a connection to the past using little-known traditional techniques with a fresh twist on them for unique wearable designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters. In addition to knitwear design, she works as an illustrator and teaches Estonian knitting techniques around the world. Her latest book Traditions Revisited – Modern Estonian Knits brings together her designs and teaching as introduction to Estonian knitting, both traditional and traditional-inspired.
Refunds and Attendance
You are able to cancel or change dates up to 10 days prior to the workshop or class to receive a full refund. This ensures your spot can be made available for another interested student. Less than 10 days prior to the workshop or class we will be unable to reschedule or refund the cost. You may however transfer your booking to a friend. We ask that in all cases you contact Yarn Trader if you will not be attending.
If for any reason Yarn Trader must cancel a workshop or class for any other reason a full refund will be given or by agreement your booking may be transferred to another class.