I am going to knit my way through the US!

Yarn and needles are packed, passport and tickets are ready and I am off the America to meet fellow knitters and have some fun!

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For the first time in my life I will go to Minnesota and Iowa. I will also be in Washington DC. There will be chances for me to meet you and here are the places I will be:

November 6th:

Ingebretsen´s Scandinavina Store in Minneapolis, 12:00, I will sign my book “Knit Nordic”

 

Northfield Yarn, Northfield, MN from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  I will host a trunk show and sign my book “Knit Nordic” as well as being around for a good chat!

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November 9th:

Vesterheim Museum, Decorah, Iowa from 2:00 pm to 4:pm I will speak on “North Atlantic Knitting History” and sign my book “Knit Nordic”.

You can start knitting the Lotus Hat and I will give you advice if you like. Lotus Bowl Hat

My talk is part of a very interesting weekend program called Knit-In and there are other interesting talks to listen too as well.

Contact Laurann Gilbertson (lgilbertson@vesterheim.org, 563-382-9681). Pre-registration is preferred. Specify one day (and which) or two days when you register.

November 10th: 

Textile Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis from 6:00 to 8:30 pm. I will teach a class on Colour Confidence in Stranded Knitting.

Register by email to classes@ingebretsens.com or call 612-729-9333.

November 12th:

Fiberspace in Alexandria, VA from 5:00 to 9:pm. I will host a trunk show and sign my book “Knit Nordic”. I will bring lots of projects you can find the patterns for in my Ravelry store and I will be there to chat with you on choice of yarn, colours and what ever is on your mind!

The program is not complete yet so check in again to see where we can meet for a knitting chat!

Little fun knits that makes a great gift!

I like to knit small projects that are fast but still give a bit of a challenge. It is much easier to learn new skills when you are starting a small project then when you are starting a big one. It´s not so daunting when you know the fiddling will only last for a few short rounds!

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My designs in Interweave Knits Gifts 2014

Smart phone cosies are just that kind of project. It takes about three hours to make one and there are endless possibilities for patterns!

If you have set your eyes on a beautiful Faire Isle s_MG_7289_medium2weater and are new to stranded knitting (colour work) then a little project is just the thing to try if stander knitting is something you will stick with through a sweater.

Some of my phone cosies and an iPad cosy are featured in the current issue of Interweave Knits Gifts. And these small knitted cosies are the perfect gift!

 

You can knit one up in your friends favourite colour, or Dad can get one in a colour that matches his car!

 

This cup cosy pattern is available for free on Ravelry.

 

There are lots of small fun usable project you can try if you want to check out stander knitting. The “to-go” cup sleeve is fast to knit and great to gift.

 

Three different varieties of smart phone cosies. The outer two are based on the pattern in "knit Nordic". The middle one is a new pattern.

Three different varieties of smart phone cosies. The outer two are based on the pattern in the book “Knit Nordic” (Collins & Brown, 2014). The middle one available on Ravelry.