From 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
At Brigid's Loft
$385.00 + materials
Join us February 24 - 26 in Pt. Townsend for a three-day workshop with Beth Brown-Reinsel, coming to us from Vermont. Beth will guide you as you design your own Gansey sweater, based on historical techniques and motifs. The Gansey was the prevalent British Isles fisherman's sweater during the 19th and early 20th Centuries, and Beth brings a deep knowledge of both the history and the knitting techniques involved in this timeless design.
On day 1, you'll knit a small-scale sweater as you familiarize yourself with traditional construction techniques including the Channel Island cast-on; split welts; seam stitches; traditional knit-purl patterns; the underarm gusset; shoulder straps with perpendicular joining; picked-up sleeves; and neck gussets.
On days 2 and 3, you'll explore alternative construction methods and apply all you've learned to design your own one-of-a-kind Gansey. Beth will guide you every step of the way.
Your class fee includes a boxed lunch for all three days. We hope you'll be able to join us for this exceptional opportunity to explore Gansey techniques with Beth.
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