Aleks Byrd Weekend – Roosimine Workshop
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. Students will knit a small swatch.
SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner / intermediate knitter; students should be comfortable to knit and purl in the round, 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
- Tapestry / darning needle
- DK-weight yarn (preferably nothing slippery—think yarn you would use for colorwork/Fair Isle knitting) in the following approx. amounts:
– MC (main colour) 20g
– CC1 (contrast colour 1) 10g
– CC2 (contrast colour 2) 10g
Make sure all yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with two strands at a time)
Instruction booklets will be provided.
Using 4mm / US 6 needles with MC, CO 42 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 10am-1pm. 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.