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Sámi Knitting Techniques

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Course Overview

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people, and have a culture rich with fiber traditions. In Sámi Knitted Mitten Techniques, students will be introduced to Sami mittens and four characteristics which set them apart: cuffs, thumbs, decreases and braids (with or without tassels). We will create a sample swatch by practicing each of these elements, and leave with the knowledge to translate our skills to a full-sized pair of mittens. Students should have basic knitting skills.


Wed, Feb 13th, 2019

Course Details

Length: ½ day
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-noon
Tuition: $50.00
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: included


You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Worsted weight, wool yarn — two accent colors and a main color (natural)
  • needles to achieve a gauge of 5sts/in. I recommend Rauma Vamsegarn knit on US 5 / 3.75 mm needles.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Meet the Instructor

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

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Sámi Knitting Techniques - 2/13/2019