Latvian and Vikkel Braids


Instructor: Cori Eichelberger
Time: Sunday, 9–12 (3 hours)
Location: Classroom 1
Class fee: $45
Materials fee: None. A handout with several patterns will be provided.
Class size: min 3/max 15
Minimum age: 18
Skill level: Intermediate. Students should be able to knit, purl, and use the long-tail cast-on.

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Wondering how to make those fancy horizontal braids you see on knitted sweaters, hats, and cowls? Let’s take the mystery out of the process and learn how to do two-color, left- and right-leaning Latvian braids as well as one-color horizontal Vikkel braids. A lesson on Cori’s two-color cast-on is also included in this hands-on skill-building class where participants can choose to start a Choose Your Own Path hat or a cowl.

Participants should bring 2 colors of worsted weight wool yarn (one light and one dark works best; 50 grams are sufficient, so scraps may be used), and TWO US Size 7 (4.5mm) or 8 (5 mm) 16-inch circular knitting needles.

Homework: Using one color of worsted weight wool and your US Size 7 OR 8 16-inch circular needle, cast on 84 stitches and work 2 x 2 ribbing for 2 inches