2024-02-10 A Knitting Colorwork Eventyr (In Person and Online)



In person on Saturday, February 10 (9:00 am-5:00 pm CT) and Online on Saturday, March 2 (3:00-5:00 pm CT)


Susan Kolstad


The in-person session will focus on artifact viewing and library resources. The online session will be a follow-up to share progress and ask questions on self-directed projects.


Eventyr is a Norwegian term that encapsulates the essence of an adventure, a fairy tale, or something exceptionally remarkable. Looking to add some color to your knits? Already doing colorwork and looking for further inspiration? Our journey begins with an exploration of the artifact and library collections at Vesterheim to gather ideas for color and design. You'll start with published sweater pattern ideas as your canvas and then layer on your unique design elements.

Not ready for a sweater? Explore knitting wristlets or socks (or those cozy shoe liners/inserts)—experiment with your own charted patterns and color schemes. The possibilities are endless!

Level of Instruction: 

All levels welcome 


Suggested supplies (for both the in-person and the online session): 

  • If you have a preference of yarn weight to knit sample(s) with, bring at least 2 high-contrast colors (i.e., light and dark) and suggested knitting needles for yarn. Suggested are yarns that hold stitch definition well for colorwork (i.e., Rauma Finullgarn, Jamieson and Smith, LettLopi, and many many more you may be familiar with). Try to avoid yarns that are slippery or drapey.
  • Stitch holders or additional needles or waste yarn to “keep” sample stitches live.
  • Knitting tool kit supplies such as small scissors, tapestry needle, crochet hook, stitch markers, etc.
  • Graph paper, markers, colored pencils to copy or create charted designs will be provided for student use. If you have preferred pens, pencils, or notebook, please feel comfortable bringing to the in-person class.

Enrollment Deadline: 

January 22, 2023


Click here to learn more about instructor Susan Kolstad.


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