Norwegian Sweater Design with Donna Kay (10/26-10/30)

Type: class

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Norwegian Sweater Design with Donna Kay (10/26-10/30) - Class Only is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.

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 Mon 10/26/2020, 9:00 AM to Fri 10/30/2020, 4:00 PM

Class Description:

Norwegian Sweater Design

Norwegian Knitting – Traditions and Technique

Inspired by beautiful Norwegian sweaters, designer Donna Kay created this workshop for the knitter who wants to learn the techniques needed to knit a sweater using traditional Norwegian patterns. Topics include history, garment construction, use of traditional stitch patterns and finishing techniques. Your class project will be creating your own sweater design or starting one of Donna’s designs using Harrisville’s wonderful palette of yarns.

Proficiency Level: Open to knitters with some experience who are comfortable with circular and/or double-point needles.

Class Materials: A variety of circular and double points in sized 1 – 3 (for Shetland style fingering weight) or 5 – 7 (for Highland worsted weight), stitch markers, pen and pencil.

About the Instructor

DONNA KAY A knitting instructor and designer for over 25 years, is also an accomplished handspinner.  Known for her patient teaching manner, she delights in sharing her knowledge and passion for “Folk” knitting with her students. Donna is also a freelance knitwear designer and author for publications such as Interweave Knits, Spin Off, PLY and her company, Tree of Life Designs. She resides on a farm in New Hampshire with her husband, horses, a flock of sheep and a growing herd of spinning wheels.


Since 1971, we have sponsored workshops to give students the opportunity to study with exceptional instructors in the relaxed atmosphere of this unique village. Our workshops are held on the second floor of the Bethuel Harris Mill which sits at the end of the canal overlooking the mill pond and originally operated on water-power. This beautiful brick building was built in the 1830’s as a spinning mill for locally raised wools and it now houses our retail shop on the first floor and provides excellent studio space for our students on the second floor. It is relished for its sunlit windows, fresh air and tranquility. In order to create the atmosphere of a working studio rather than a classroom, we limit enrollment in our workshops. Most classes meet daily from 9 am to 4 pm; however, the studio is open to students 24 hours a day while class is in session. During the 5 day classes, students will have the opportunity to tour our spinning mill and listen to a talk on the history of Harrisville. Yarn and other materials for the workshops are usually included in the tuition unless otherwise noted.
Withdrawal/Refund Policy: Tuition includes a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee for each workshop. Students who must withdraw have 5 weeks prior to class for a full tuition refund less the registration fee. After this date all payments are non-refundable.
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While taking a class, students receive a 10% discount on non-sale items
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