Unravel the mystery of double knitting and Marlisle with Hadewych van der Werf. Master the art of knitting two fabrics simultaneously on one pair of needles. The fabric is inseparable, and interlocked. Learn how to carry two threads to work these techniques more easily. Following a practice session we will work a small sampler with motifs producing a positive and negative side – a reversible textile. Design a Marlisle pattern to include in your double knitting sampler. Double knitting and Marlisle are perfect for shawls and jackets but also smaller items – coasters, placemats and potholders.
Materials: Bring 3mm needles, short dpn’s or circular. Yarn is provided.
Lunch is provided, please contact us with any special dietary requirements.
Skills required: This is an intermediate to advance level class.
Transport: Buses leave from Viking Bus Station (Service no.6, at 9.00) regularly travelling to Sandwick (a 6 minute walk to the Visitor Centre). We suggest you ask the driver to let you off by the Carnegie Hall. Folk regularly travel from Lerwick, with lifts and car sharing usually available especially for the return journey to Lerwck. If necessary we can offer a lift from Hoswick to Lerwick. Please email us if you need assistance with transport.
For bus timetable – www.zettrans.org.uk/bus/BusTimetables.asp
Hadewych is a qualified textile tutor from the Netherlands. She has studied extensively in Norway, learning traditional Norwegian knitting, and is always increasing her knowledge by studying under masters of other countries including Estonia. She is revered for her knowledge of various techniques including Norwegian colour work, double knitting, Marlisle, Mor Astrup and Estonian borders.
Hadewych receives such praise from highly skilled locals and visitors, we are lucky to have her return to teach more classes. Her exciting sense of colour is inspiring – you will not regret joining any of Hadewych’s classes.