Scandinavian Twined Knitting Pt 1: Sophie Atkins

"This taster will give you an introduction to Scandinavian 'Tvåändsstickning' or twined knitting. After an introduction into the heritage of the technique, you will learn fundamental techniques and stitches which we will use to make wrist warmers and which you will be able to use on future projects. You should be confident knitting in the round using a method of your choice (sock needles/magic loop/two circular needles). Please bring your own needles between 3-6mm (sock needles, or 1 very long circular needle, or two circular needles of the same thickness) and two balls of not too precious yarn in contrasting colours. "

Tutor: Sophie Atkins

"Sophie Atkins graduated in Combined Languages (German, Swedish & Dutch) from the University of Hull in 2005. After teaching English in Austria for the British Council she went on to study an MA in Arts and Cultural Heritage Management, Policy and Education in Maastricht, The Netherlands and subsequently worked in various arts organisations. She lived and worked in Stockholm for 7 years where she qualified as a specialist craft tutor in 2014. Sophie currently works as a translator, artist and illustrator and runs the drawing group Beds Urban Sketchers."