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Knitting Skolt Sami Socks

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Course Overview

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Instructor Laura Ricketts wrote the pattern for these historical socks and they were featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 historical knitting edition of PieceWork magazine. Join us in beginning the sock cuffs with symbolic, Skolt patterns as we examine their rich tradition in wool. Students should be able to knit, purl, knit in the round and have stranding experience. 

Required Tools

  • Yarn: Cascade 220 (100% Peruvian highland wool; 220 yd [200 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]) in the following colors: #7822 Van Dyke brown (MC), #7827 goldenrod (A), #4147 lemon yellow (B), and #7804 shrimp (C), you will need 1 skein of each color.
  • Needles Size 6 (4 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
  • Notions Markers (m); stitch holder; tapestry needle
  • Gauge 21 sts and 28 rnds = 4" in St st


Thu, Feb 17th, 2022

This course has been cancelled. We offer our deepest apologies.

If you were registered for this class, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If not, please call us at 218-387-9762 or email us at

We truly hope to see you in another class at North House soon!

Course Details

Hours: 9am-4pm
Tuition: $95.00
Materials fee: $10.00
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Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Laura Ricketts
Laura Ricketts
Rochester, IN

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Knitting Skolt Sami Socks