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Elsebeth Lavold Workshops March 2013

Knitwear designer Elsebeth Lavold will be doing a short tour in Minnesota and Wisconsin in March.

Elsebeth is best known for her fabulous cable designs, many of which are based on Viking Age artifacts she has studied.

In her first book, “Viking Patterns for Knitting,” she explains the process she went through to interpret the designs on armor and stones into knitting patterns. In addition to several patterns, the book is full of interesting cables.

Since then she has designed 25 more pattern book for all seasons full of lovely designs that incorporate cables, lace, and plainer elements.

And that isn’t even mentioning her many lovely yarns!

She doesn’t visit the states very often, so if you are in the area of one of these events and you like knitting cables you should totally look into attending.

Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota Knitter’s Guild March 4th                     

www.knitters.org

Basic Viking Knits

The focus is on the basic techniques needed to knit the wonderful Viking Patterns. Join Elsebeth as she focuses on the technical aspects of knitting Viking patterns and leads you to understand the grammar of cable patterns. How to read and understand charts. Learn how to cable without a cable needle. Analyze Viking Interlace ornamentation and start designing your own cable patterns

Design with Cables

How to use the Viking Patterns in your own projects – designing with cables. Basic garments shapes and calculation, cable and motif placement. Details such as cuffs and collars and some finishing techniques will be discussed.

Hekla sweater from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit. Patter in The Second Viking Knits Collection

Hekla sweater from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit. Pattern in The Second Viking Knits Collection

Mendota Heights, Minnesota

3kittensneedlearts March 6th

www.3kittensneedlearts.com

Village at Mendota Heights

750 Main Street Suite 112

Mendota Heights, MN 55118

Knitting Viking Patterns

Join Elsebeth as she focuses on the technical aspects of knitting Viking patterns and leads you to understand the grammar of cable patterns and into the adventure of designing your own cable patterns. How to read and understand charts. Learn how to cable without a cable needle.

Runes

In Viking times, runes were associated with magic and special powers. Get started on knitting your own power emblem – select a short word from a list. We touch on choosing runes with the correct sound value, spacing and placement on your project.

 

Sigtuna hat from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit

Sigtuna hat from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit

 

Wisconsin

 Madison, Wisconsin

Madison Knitter’s Guild

www.madisonknittersguild.org

Knit-In March 8 – 9th, Lecture and workshops

 

Happy Home Pillow from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit

Happy Home Pillow from Knitting Along the Viking Trail Exhibit

 

Horicon, Wisconsin

The Knitty Gritty Shop March 10th

http://knittygrittyshop.com/

Oak Grove Homestead Farms, LLC

W5346 State Road 33

Horicon, WI  53032

Book Signing

Basic Viking Knits

The focus is on the basic techniques needed to knit the wonderful Viking Patterns. Join Elsebeth as she focuses on the technical aspects of knitting Viking patterns and leads you to understand the grammar of cable patterns. How to read and understand charts. Learn how to cable without a cable needle. Analyze Viking Interlace ornamentation and start designing your own cable patterns.

 

Happiness Sign or St. John's Cross, blanket detail

Happiness Sign or St. John’s Cross, blanket detail

 

Verona, Wisconsin

The Sow’s Ear, Verona March 11th

www.knitandsip.com

125 S. Main St., Verona, WI 53593

Design with Cables

How to use the Viking Patterns in your own projects – designing with cables. Basic garments shapes and calculation, cable and motif placement. Details such as cuffs and collars and some finishing techniques will be discussed.

Hope you can make it to one or more of these rare events!



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