Baltic Braids: Knitted Braids from Estonia and Latvia with Aleks Byrd

Baltic Braids: Knitted Braids from Estonia and Latvia with Aleks Byrd

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Knitted braids are the perfect embellishment for any project to make it just  a little more special. The Baltic countries of Latvia and Estonia have many  different styles of braids that have added interesting details to mittens,  gloves, socks, and sweaters. Learn three different braid types as well as  experimenting with colour combinations and directionality.  

SKILL LEVEL: advanced beginner /  intermediate knitter; students should be  comfortable to knit and purl in the round  with two colours at a time (easy colourwork),  cast-on, bind -off 

LENGTH : 3 hours in person 

HOMEWORK: Students will be given  instructions to have their swatch cast-on to  continue knitting in the workshop 


  • US 6 / 4mm needles for knitting  small circumference (Double pointed  needles orcircular needles for magic  loop) 
  • Stitch markers 
  • DK-weight yarn in 2 contrasting  colors,approx. 20g of each color at a  time)

Cancellation/refund policy:  No refunds will be offered within 1 week of class.  Cancellations prior to one week before class are eligible for store credit.  Cancellations are subject to a $10 processing fee and your store credit will be the balance of your class fee.  Your credit is not eligible for refund.  Classes do not include individual Make-up sessions.  If your teacher has offered to schedule a make-up class and you have scheduled to be there and do not show up, then your make-up class is forfeited and will not be re-scheduled.  Visiting teachers' classes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.  We run these classes based on enrollment...paying in advance for visiting teachers to travel and hold workshops and can not offer any credit for any reason.  Please be sure of your schedule before registering for any class.  Thank you!