Knitting Traditions of the Faroe Islands
Date: Sept 20-23 (Tues - Fri)
Instructor: Donna Kay
Let your needles take you on a trip to the windswept Faroe Islands. Wool and knitting have traditionally been an integral part of life there. In our time together you will learn about the garments that are part of their textile history.
Day 1: The Faroese Shawl
The traditional lace shawl features unique shaping that allows it to remain in place while being worn. Yarn choices, lace pattern inserts, construction, edge treatment and blocking will all be covered. You will knit a complete sample size shawl in class and leave with your choice of one of Donna’s patterns for a full size shawl.
Day 2 – 4: The Faroese Sweater
The sweaters of the Faroe Islands are folk knitting classics! Simple garment shapes paired with small repeating color patterns allow for endless variations while creating a warm double layer fabric. Learn traditional construction techniques as well as circular knit raglans. Students will begin a customized garment of their choice.
About the Instructor
Donna Kay has been teaching knitting and designing for over 20 years. She is also an accomplished handspinner. ‘Folk’ knitting is her passion and she delights in sharing her knowledge with others through her teaching and designs. Donna’s designs have frequently appeared in popular knitting magazines such as Interweave Knits, as well as in the books, Christmas Stockings and Knitter’s Stash. In order to further promote the art of traditional hand-knitting, she started her own company, Tree of Life Designs.
Please call 1(603) 827-3996 for more information or to sign up for the class.