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ARNE & CARLOS: New Nordic - Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting (Saturday)


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New Nordic - Knitting and Purling the Norwegian Way – Ergonomic Knitting

Saturday Nov. 2nd 10:00am-1:00pm

Location: University Golf Club at 5185 University Blvd., Vancouver, BC

The Norwegian knitting style focuses on shifting the tensioning of the yarn away from the finger and onto the needle. This is done by minimizing the distance between the yarn, the needle and left index finger. By holding the yarn as close as possible to the needle and picking from the finger you will never have to think about tensioning the yarn correctly, as all you need to do is knit or purl and the tension will come automatically! When you knit the Norwegian way, you will also be able to better relax the muscles in your neck, shoulder, arms and hands. In that sense, Norwegian style knitting is actually much more ergonomic than many other ways of knitting. And finally, there is one more added bonus of knitting the Norwegian way: you will increase the speed of your knitting dramatically! In this class, ARNE & CARLOS will teach you the basics of knitting and purling the Norwegian way, as we knit a cowl using chunky yarn. The Norwegian purl is particularly fun to learn: Arne always says it is like a dance!

Yarn (not included):
2 balls of ROWAN Brushed Fleece in contrasting colours if you would like a striped cowl, or in the same colour if you would like a solid cowl. Sample pictured above is 1 ball each of colour #260 Nook and colour #276 Rose Degrade.

Needles (not included):
1 circular needle size 6mm / US 10, length 60cm / 24"

If you are already registered in this class, please note that ARNE & CARLOS have changed the project from a hat to a cowl. This is a stitch technique class and the resulting project has no effect on what you will learn, it's just more fun to try it on a project instead of a swatch! It still uses 2 balls of Rowan Brushed Fleece, but you now have the option of two contrasting colours for a striped cowl, and the cowl requires a 60cm / 24" circular needle rather than the originally listed 40cm / 16" circular needle & DPNs. If you have already purchased your supplies, we would be happy to exchange them; email us at support@urbanyarns.com.

VERY IMPORTANT note about needles:
Because you are shifting the tension from the way you hold the yarn and on to the needle, there is nothing you can do to control the tension, as it comes automatically. The only way to get the right tension if you are a loose knitter is to go down a size in needles and if you are a tight knitter you will need to go up a size in needles. Therefore, the specified needle size for this project is for the people who knit to the specified gauge and must be taken with a pinch of salt. If you already know that you knit loosely or tightly, we ask you to consider that when you select the needles to bring this class. Or if you are unsure, just bring needles in a couple of sizes, so we may help you determine the correct size in class.

Homework: N/A

Level of knitting proficiency required:
Some experience in knitting and purling required, participants should know how to knit and purl either as Continental style knitters ("pickers") or English style knitters ("throwers"). This class is suitable for inexperienced and intermediate knitters as well as advanced knitters who want to learn the Norwegian way to knit.

Important Note:
We will be focusing on teaching the Norwegian Knit and Purl so please do not expect to finish the entire hat in the class, as the hat itself may take longer than 3 hours to complete. However, ARNE & CARLOS will give you lots of tips to take home with you, so you can finish later.

ARNE & CARLOS Class and Lecture Registration Info:

All classes include coffee/tea/water, pattern handouts, and a 4.25" x 7" University Golf Club notepad and pen. Class prices do not include yarn or needles. Urban Yarns will be restocking the yarns and needles called for on an ongoing basis, so if we are sold out we won't be for long!

To accommodate ARNE & CARLOS's maximum class size of 25 students, all classes as well as the lecture will be held at the University Golf Club at 5185 University Blvd., a 3-minute drive or 10-minute bus ride west of Urban Yarns Point Grey.

Online Purchase: To avoid any discrepancy between online, phone, and in-person registration, registration for the ARNE & CARLOS classes and lecture will be online-only at www.urbanyarns.com/arne-carlos/. Since this is the same platform as our web store for shipping physical purchases, you will need to fill in both your billing address and shipping address even if there is nothing to "ship". If you are purchasing class/lecture tickets only, you may leave the Shipping Method as the default "Ship to my address" (there will be no shipping charge applied). We suggest purchasing any physical products like yarn or needles as a separate online order afterwards so that you can make clear to us if you would like those product shipped or held to pick up in-store. Payment methods include all major credit cards or by Paypal account, and both credit card and Paypal payments are processed by the Paypal platform.

Tickets: After your online purchase, you will receive an order confirmation by email - this email serves as your ticket. Please bring a printout of this email to your class or lecture. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your purchase, please contact us at support@urbanyarns.com and we will resend.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests must be made by email to support@urbanyarns.com, listing the first and last name the purchase was made under, and the order number. Cancellations will be accepted for full refund until Tuesday October 1st, 2019 at midnight PDT. No cancellations or refunds will be accepted after this date, however you may send a friend in your place by emailing support@urbanyarns.com with the first and last name the purchase was made under, the order number, and the first and last name of the person who will be attending in your stead.

Waitlist: Once sold out, there will be no waitlist option for the classes and lecture, however after the cancellation deadline has passed we will re-open online registration on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 at 7pm PDT for any vacated spots.

$165.00 CAD
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