Veera Välimäki, en

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Veera Välimäki lives and designs in a very small village in Southern Finland. Her designs focus on simple and clean lines with small fresh details. She loves simple yet modern knits that are both easy to knit and easy to wear – year after year.

Creating, re-creating and exploring have huge part in Veera’s design process. Knitting started as a simple way of doing a few stitches for a creative outfit but quickly it turned into a true passion. Needles and a few skeins of yarn are her paint and canvas.

Veera and Joji Locatelli have been publishing a series of pattern books called Interpretations, and they’ve just released volume 4. You can purchase the e-book from Ravelry.

Kaarrokepaidat / Round yoke sweaters

to / Thu 6.7.2017zupticket_logo_ostaliput_bu
klo / hours 14-17
hinta / price 75e
Vanha Pappila / Old vicarage
Opetuskielenä suomi tai englanti / Class is in Finnish or in English

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This class is dedicated to the art of round yoke sweaters.

We go through the basic construction and math, but we also discuss different ways to add colorwork, lace or other patterns to this type of yoke The lovely look and wide ranging design possibilities make a round yoke sweater a dream to experiment with.

During the class, you will make a mini sample yoke to learn the technique properly.

Materials needed: Partial skeins in 2 to 3 different colors and circular / double pointed needles suitable for your yarn to work a mini sample yoke in the round.

If there are some non-Finnish speaking students, the class is in English.

Huivit ja muodot / Shawls and shapes

pe / Fri 7.7.2017zupticket_logo_ostaliput_bu
klo / hours 10-13
hinta / price 75e
Kaupungintalo / City Hall
Opetuskielenä suomi tai englanti / Class is in Finnish or in English

shawls-class

This Shawls / Shapes workshop begins with the basic shawl shapes like triangle and square and continues to all different new directions. Top-down, bottom-up, center-out – wherever you start and whatever direction you choose, you can always end up with a shawl!

In this class you will learn the most common constructions of a shawl and how to take your shawl knitting to a whole new level.

We’ll discuss and learn:

  • Basic shawl shaping (triangle, crescent, square, circle, etc.)
  • How to add stitch pattern to a basic shape
  • How to take your shawl to a step forward from the basics
  • Finishing touches

shawls-class-2A worksheet on basic shawl construction methods will help you get the most from this class.

Materials needed: Circular needle (approx. US7) and fingering to sport weight yarn in two colors.

If there are some non-Finnish speaking students, the class is in English.

Värileikki / Colorplay

la / Sat 8.7.2017zupticket_logo_ostaliput_bu
klo / hours 10-13
hinta / price 75e
Vanha Pappila / Old vicarage
Opetuskielenä suomi tai englanti / Class is in Finnish or in English

Choose a color, two or three, and see where they take you! This workshop focuses on ccolorplay 4.jpgolor in knitting; What to expect from certain colors, which colors to pair, and what to choose to begin with. Inspire your imagination and choose colors with confidence!
This workshop addresses basic color theory in an easy way while making it interesting for all level of knitters. Hopefully this class makes choosing colors for your knitting even more fun!

Materials needed: Bring a small selection of yarns in 3-6 colors (small leftover skeins are perfect) and circular needle to go with your yarns.

If there are some non-Finnish speaking students, the class is in English.

Raitoja / Stripes beyond the basics

su / Sun 9.7.2017zupticket_logo_ostaliput_bu
klo / hours 14-17
hinta / price 75e
Kaupungintalo / City Hall
Opetuskielenä suomi tai englanti / Class is in Finnish or in English

This class is all about the fun called stripes! How to add stripes to your knitting, how to best work with them and how to make stripes extra special with easy techniques.

stripes-class-1This workshop also focuses on color in knitting: what to expect from certain colors; which colors to pair and what to choose to begin with. Inspire your imagination and choose colors with confidence!

We’ll also discuss how to use simple stitch patterns like slipped stitches to enhance our stripes, making them just as impressive as stranded or fail isle knitting.

You’ll learn how to best:

  • Knit jogless stripes in the round
  • Work stripes with short rows
  • Keep the edges neat with two or more colors
  • Use simple stitch patterns to spice up your stripes

Materials needed: Bring a small selection of colors in sport to DK weight yarn (small leftover skeins are perfect) and circular needle to go with your yarns.

If there are some non-Finnish speaking students, the class is in English.