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Laura Ricketts

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

Laura loves to play with color and design, and the knitting of the Sámi peoples in northern Scandinavia fits that bill while exciting her historically and culturally. She knits, crochets, spins, and quilts. Lately, she has lectured and taught at Finnfest, Vesterheim Norwegian-American museum, American Swedish Institute, and the Nordic Knitting Conference in Seattle. In between writing articles and patterns, she chases her three school-age kids, shuttles them about town, and tries to attend all their events.

Current Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

Teaser image for Knitting Skolt Sami Socks

Knitting Skolt Sami Socks

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus…
Thu, Feb 17th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
Teaser image for Rings True Sámi Mitten: Online Course

Rings True Sámi Mitten: Online Course

Rings True is a Sámi knitted mitten from the far north of Sweden. The museum piece these…
Sat, Mar 5th, 2022  –  Sat, Mar 12th, 2022
Two Saturdays, March 5: 2-4:30pm CST; March 12: 2-4pm CST
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
a colorful patterened mitten knitted with red, green, blue, and yellow yarn

Sámi Knitted Mitten: False Entrelac

What type of knitting is associated with the Sámi? The majority of traditional Sámi…
Wed, Feb 16th, 2022
9am-4pm
Instructor: Laura Ricketts

Past Courses Offered by Laura Ricketts

Advanced Sámi Knitting Techniques

Casting On: Skills for Knitters (Online Course)

Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens

Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course

Just Knittin’ Beret – First Time Project

Karesuando Mittens: Swedish Sámi Mittens from the Far North

Knitting Skolt Sami Socks: Online Course

Quilting the North Woods: A Seasonal Block of the Month Quilt

Sámi Knitted Mitten Online Class

Sámi Knitting Techniques

Sámi Knitting Traditions- Skolt Sámi Sampler

Sámi Knitting Traditions: Birch Leaves Mittens Online Course

Sami Knitting Traditions: Kautokeino Child's Mittens

Sami Knitting Traditions: Skolt Mittens

Skolt Sami Inspired Hat

Skolt Sámi Inspired Hat: Online Course

The Red and the Black: Swedish Sami Mittens by Skaite-Maria

Twined Knitting Intro: Let's Get Twisted

Twined Knitting, Advanced: Squared Off

Twined Knitting: Online Course

Two-Thumbed Arctic Fisherman’s Mittens

Winter Winds Hat