This is a very special course and a chance to learn a really ancient and almost lost, Scandinavian crochet stitch.
I was fortunate enough to have attended a weekend course this year where I was taught “Crochet Nålebinding” by an expert in Scandinavian textiles, Lucinda Guy. She was very pleased when I asked if I could teach it to my students. Her and the lady that rediscovered the stitch, Ulrika Andersson are very keen to make sure this ancient stitch isn’t lost again!
It’s a really lovely stitch that’s easy to do once you get the hang of it and it creates fabric quite quickly. I hope you’ll love it as much as I do!
Additionally, you will also get the chance to do a little bit of “Slip Stitch Colour-work” which was often used to decorate traditional Scandinavian accessories.
The socks are quite thick, so they are more of a slipper sock or welly sock than one you’d wear with shoes.
- Crochet Nålebinding stitch
- Starting off and finishing with Crochet Nålebinding stitch
- Increasing and decreasing
- Toe-up sock construction
- After-thought heel
- Slip stitch colour-work
- Braided bind off (a very traditional Scandinavian technique)
All of the sock construction techniques can be applied to normal crocheted socks.
Pjoning hook (£5 handmade by local woodworker)
Locking stitch markers
80-100g 2ply Sport weight 100% wool for the main colour (so some of the smaller hanks are fine)
30g each of 3 different colours.
The yarn is a 2ply Sport weight Swedish yarn from Ullecentrum:
Once tax and shipping is added on, the it’s about £9 a hank.
You can use less than 4 colours but to get the proper Scandinavian effect I wouldn’t recommend going for less than 3 colours.
To save costs, I would suggest ordering one hank of your main colour and then choosing your heel and decorative trim colours from the skeins I already have which I will each split into 3 balls. Unless you’re happy to order 3 or 4 full hanks.
Yarn order deadline:
Monday night, 24th October
PLEASE CHECK YOUR COLOUR CHOICE IS IN STOCK otherwise I will just order the next closest colour(s)
Also, let me know if you need a Pjoning hook so I can make sure enough are made.
Course Dates (5 week course):
Tuesday 1st – 29th November 2016, 7:30pm-9:30pm
Riverhouse Arts Centre