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Aleks Byrd - Roosimine Technique



New Autumn workshops at Loop!

These are held in our London shop. 
We have also scheduled a remote Roosimine workshop done on ZOOM, if you can not get to Loop or prefer this for any reason.

Please note: Bookings are for one 3 hour class on either Saturday or Sunday October 23rd and 24th.

Saturday October 23rd the class is from 11am-2:00pm (3 hours) Sold Out.

Sunday October 24th class is from 11am -2pm (3 hour)  Sold Out.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be supplied.

Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia.
The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu.
Students will knit a small wrist warmer / swatch.

You can see one of Aleks' beautiful designs in Laine Magazine Issue 10. The Seli sweater and cardigan uses the Roosimine technique and Estonian knitted braid called a Kihnu Vits.  Aleks also has a beautiful shawl design design called Halliste in 52 Weeks of Shawls.

Students will learn:
• How to read Roosimine charts
• Working with moving inlay yarn
• Tensioning
• Finishing

Materials to bring to the class:
-4mm  / US6 needles for knitting a small circumference; either double pointed needles or 60cm/ 24” circular needle for magic loop method
-Stitch markers
- 3 colours of DK weight yarn in contrasting colours, approx. 20g of each colour

Simple homework to make before and to bring to the class: 
Using 4mm / US 6 needles with MC (main color), cast on 42 sts. Join in the round and place marker for the beginning of round. 

Rnds 1 - 2: work 1x1 rib as follows: [k1, p1], repeat [-] to end. 

Rnds 3 - 4: k to end. 
k - knit 
p - purl

About the teacher:
When it comes to designing and illustrating knitwear, Aleks Byrd loves to work with many different strands. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of ideas and inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular, weaving it into new patterns in order to produce modern and unique designs with a connection to the past. As a knitting ambassador for modern traditional Estonian knitting, Aleks has shared her knowledge of the little-known traditional techniques by putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. She also teaches these methods in her popular workshops.
It’s her design background in illustration coupled with her unique ideas and love of colour that shine through in her collection of designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.

We're very honoured to welcome Aleks to Loop.

100% deposit is required at registration.

Cancellation policy
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student, minus a 10% admin fee. Please be considerate.
We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.
We're sorry but Loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.
If we need to cancel the class due to any unforeseen lockdown measures in London we will of course offer you a full refund or shop credit (whatever your preference is).

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