Latvian Braids – Part Two
For most knitters in the States, only one variation of the Latvian Braid is known.
We will knit three braids that are different than those we learned in the the first class. The braids include one that is particularly obscure outside Latvia. If you missed the first class Latvian Braids – Part One, be sure to join us on the first Tuesday evening in October. This class is for advanced beginner/intermediate knitters who can knit in the round and is comfortable changing colors.
Latvian Braids are useful to have in your bag of knitting tools. We see them on mittens, hats and other knitted articles as trim. They are stretchy but with good memory.
Check out the samples at My Sister Knits. The sample in dark blue with grey and red are knit in Aranmore Light on US size 2 needles.
Homework: Gauge is not so critical for this class as for others. However, the results will be more appealing when knit in a DK or fingering weight yarn than in a heavier yarn. The sample in dark blue, red and grey was knit on US size 2 dpns in Aranmore Light (DK weight). Three highly contrasting solid colors are needed. You may use dpns or magic loop.
Prior to class, wind a small amount of yarn in one of the two contrasting colors for use in the solid braid
Please sign up by September 25th.