“Stars and Stripes”: The Norwegian Fana Sweater with Mary Scott Huff


From 11 am until 2 pm

At Zoom Meeting

$200 + materials

Explore the tradition and history of the beautiful Norwegian Fana sweater as you create your own personalized pattern, for any size and color combination you wish. In this workshop, students will follow Mary's Fana "recipe" to create their own Norwegian-style work of art. Mary will set up a dedicated Ravelry group so she can answer your questions, and so students can communicate and stay in touch during the project. If you've been wondering about knitting a colorwork sweater, here's your chance to learn from the best.

All classes meet Sundays from 11-2 Pacific time.

This is what you'll learn:

Class 1: (Sept.  12): Overview of Norwegian Fana sweater design and construction, and how to read the pattern. Discussion of color-stranding techniques;

Class 2 (Oct. 10): Sleeves: planning, measuring and constructing the sleeves;

Class 3: (Nov. 7): EEEK! Steeks! Learn how to steek a colorwork sweater three different ways;

Class 4 (Dec. 12): Mary is known as the Queen of the Finishing Detail, and you'll learn her tips and tricks for a bang-up finish to your masterpiece.

$200 + materials. Class fee includes pattern and workbook.


In order to get the correct gauge for this pattern, Mary recommends that you use Rauma 3-ply Strikkegarn (available at Bazaar Girls). Registered students will be invited to a Zoom trunk sale (date TBD) to learn about this yarn and choose colors.

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