Lace Workshop in Larvik

I spent the weekend in Larvik, 2 hours by train, south of Oslo where I held a workshop in Lace knitting, called hullstrikk/hole-knitting in Norwegian organized by Larvik Husflidslag. It is not difficult to make holes in knitting, but to make them on purpose in alignment is quite an achievement! So the reaction Nina Hove Myhre received when she told friends and colleagues that she was taking a course in “hole-knitting” was: you are going to do, what? Read more about it in Norwegian – or use Google Translate – on her blog: fiberandart.

It was to a small group of four women I was teaching and it was such a pleasure. We had plenty of time to chat, as well as exchange knitting experiences, during lunch and in between periods of concentrated pattern reading, and me teaching theory and techniques such as; how to insert a lifeline; identify the spine; how to make lacy effects; and how to read lace charts.

The day went quickly, and I spent the evening knitting, chatting and eating – delicious homemade food – with Nina, while her husband was busy refurbishing downstairs. I was also lucky to meet Nina’s niece who popped by with her father – to give refurbishing advice. Ingrid is a fellow blogger, so both I and my book was duly photographed. Here is the result: ingrid-inmari. On the second day of the workshop, we practiced beading, before more lace swatches and lace projects were worked upon.

I look forward to holding my next weekend workshop in Larvik, in April, on Finishing and Fairisle. For more details go to: larvikhusflidslag.

After reading my previous blog post and watching my video on making tucks Mary Jo wrote a blog post – with a marvelous heading. Do read it: whatzitknitz.com/nip-and-tuck.

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9 Responses to Lace Workshop in Larvik

  1. mary jo says:

    Linda what a surprise to see my name come up. thanks for mentioning me.
    I have been knitting and playing with my tucks ‘Linda’ style for the past few days and having so much fun. I just love this trick

    • I was thrilled to see my video being not only watched, but practiced and blogged about on your blog so I am happy share your marvelous tucks, Mary Jo! Thank you, so much!

  2. You attend and teach classes that make me envious … 🙂

    • Thank you! I prefer teaching intermediate to advanced classes, it is so much more challenging! I also enjoy the exchange of tips and ideas as well as knowledge between all the knitters present! I usually pick up a few tips too! 😀

  3. Jean says:

    What a fun experience! I wish I could attend your lace workshop — I’m terrible at knitting lace (and avoid most complicated lace patterns) because the charts require so much concentration. Beading and lace sounds divine!

    • It was! That would be great, if you could but I realise you live too far away! I agree that complicated lace patterns require a lot of concentration, but I find the satisfaction is even greater afterwards! Not that I chose a lot of difficult ones either, I prefer the ones where you can easily see the logic! Thank you!

  4. Tracy A. says:

    I love to spend a day in the company of fellow knitters. How nice to see the posts with you and your book!

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