Faroese Knitting Workshop

Start date
2024-04-21 10:00:00
End date
2024-04-21 13:00:00
Address / City
58 Park Avenue New York
Presented in Faroe Islands Culture Days, join us for a three-hour workshop led by renowned Faroese knitter Sára Mrdalo, the head knitter at Navia!
This program will explore the rich tradition of Faroese knitting, teaching participants new techniques and different pattern-work such as lace, structure, cable knit, and two-colored patterns. Participants will work on five different projects and will learn the techniques to create five patterns in order to finish four featured sweaters as well as skóleistur, a shoe knitted from woolen yarn.

Two sessions of the program will be offered, one from 10 AM to 1 PM and one from 2 PM to 5 PM (each program includes a coffee break midway through). Basic knowledge is needed for the workshop, with cast-on, knit and purl competence; it is best-suited for basic knitters to advance knitters. Participants will need to bring their own materials, including 5 double-pointed needles U.S. size 6, as well as size 6 needles, and 2-3 skeins of yarn (see details below). Sessions will be limited to 20 attendees per session; please reserve early to guarantee attendance.

Workshop tickets also include complimentary admission to the Faroese Knitwear Showcase & Drop-In Knitting events on Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22.
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