Monday, April 6, 2009
Saturday, I took a Viking Knit class. I really like to learn new techniques and had the opportunity to take it at Beadcache, in near by Mansfield, MA.
Boy, it took (is taking) me a long time to get the tension right. I was told that Viking Knit is very forgiving. I'm counting on that! Ann Spano is our teacher and she did a good job.
The first picture shows my start on the dowel. In the following picture, you can see the dowel and the draw plate used to transform the rather ugly looking knit into a lovely chain. The final results is about twice as long as what is on the dowel.
What we learned (and what is shown) is single knit. But we were also shown how to do "double knit". Which we found was rather simple after given the explanation. While we did not have time, in the class, to finish, I feel confident that I can finish it. So, in a few days, I'll show the finished product. Assuming I find time.
So, stay tuned.