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with Beth Brown-Reinsel
Online Class

Twined Knitting

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Did you know you can use stranding to knit projects that go beyond just a great look? Join regional-knitting expert Beth Brown-Reinsel and learn techniques that pair decorative stitching with unparalleled warmth and durability. During class, you'll use new skills you can take into any twined project to create a cozy, captivating pair of stranded mittens. Along the way, you'll tackle a variety of twined stitches, from basic to decorative, including crook stitch, "O" stitch and chain path. You'll also discover how to create decorative motifs, Latvian braids, twined increases and decreases, and multiple thumb-gusset styles. Plus, Beth will teach you how to block your beautiful new mittens and finish them like a pro!


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h3m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & History

1. Introduction & History

Meet Beth Brown-Reinsel, your guide to the 400-year-old Swedish technique known as twined knitting. Learn the fascinating history behind the technique and let Beth teach you how to identify it in knits. Then watch an overview of the mitten project that runs throughout the class.

2. Setup & Getting Started

2. Setup & Getting Started

Start your mitten by learning a variety of techniques, including how to create a center-pull ball of yarn. Beth introduces the nostepinne, a traditional Scandinavian ball winder, and the half-hitch knot. She also shows you how to cast on to create the twined stitch in both the English and Continental methods.

3. Basic Stitches

3. Basic Stitches

With a new technique comes a lot of basics. Beth walks through each step of how to create twined stitches, including how to hold the yarn. You'll also learn how the combination of deep knit and regular knit creates the visually interesting effect known as faux ribbing.