Kristin Drysdale - Scandiwork

Ingrid Fingerless Mitts from the Nordic Knitting Primer – Kristin Drysdale

Maximum participants: 20

This is a wonderful class to dive into colourwork knitting with a bit of purling. We will be making my Ingrid Mitts from the Nordic Knitting Primer, knit with local Fleece and Harmony Selkirk Worsted yarn. We will focus on all the colourwork skills, ambidextrous knitting and purling, and knitting and purling with two strands in your left hand. We will learn how to catch floats and to read charts while knitting and purling. I’ll share my favorite way to cast on and bind off. I will also teach you how to weave in and out colours so you will no longer have to weave in ends when you complete a project. You are going to love this trick. This yarn works up so quickly and beautifully that you will fall in love with colourwork. We will end the class with a nifty crochet finish around the thumbhole.

Materials needed: 

Gauge-sized DPNs/ Flexiflips. Suggested needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 4 (3.5)
Darning needle, size G crochet hook.

Skill level: 

Intermediate or adventurous beginner with solid knitting and purling skills.

Tickets are non-refundable except in limited circumstances as described in the Purchase Policy.

Kristin Drysdale

KRISTIN DRYSDALE is an independent knitwear designer, instructor and author. She learned to knit while studying abroad and has been knitting ever since. She majored in German and European History at the University of Utah and studied at Christian-Albrecht Universität in Kiel, Germany, and Universität Salzburg in Austria. Inspired by her heritage, she specializes in Scandinavian colourwork and design. She is the author of The Nordic Knitting Primer. Her designs have been published in Laine magazine, Laine’s 52 Weeks of Socks Volume 2, Knitter’s Magazine, and Knitting in the UK. She has also designed for Järbo in Sweden, Harrisville Designs, North Light Fiber Company, and Brown Sheep Wool and has self-published over 100 patterns. She teaches workshops across the United States, Canada and Europe and loves to share her love for Nordic knitting and colourwork tips and tricks gleaned from a lifetime of Scandinavian knitting. Kristin is the founder of Scandiwork.

You can see more of her work at She lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband Chris. They have four married children and four grandchildren who live close enough for sleepovers and Sunday dinners. In her spare time she loves to learn languages, hike, ski, bake and spend time with her family.


Oct 07


3 hour workshop
9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Ash Room