Description Why this title?

That’s because the knitting technique form swinging stanzas which look like waves and give stunning effects to your knitting. The main technique is to start a short row with always the same amount of stitches and move this row, using a mathematical sequence of numbers for each short-row-field (stanza) of your work. This sequence could be any math sequence you invent, and you follow it throughout the whole project.

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Which elements of Swing-Knitting can be learnt?

Swing-Knitting is a very complex technique. The congress is full of intriguing projects and lectures and there is so little time. That's why we'll give you a sneak preview in the basic techniques, so you are able to knit a little project which you can form to wristlets. Bigger sections can be a cap or a hat and really dilligent knitters may wear a scarf at the end of the congress.

Who can take part?

This is a technique for advanced knitters! You should be experienced in working knit and purl stitches, cast-on / cast-off-techniques, possibly provisional cast-on..


How are Swing-Knitting stanzas created?

First step is to knit an "inclined plane" which forms the base of the swinging stanzas. There are some simple rules to learn and follow, and like magic- in the end all your short rows are completed and the knitting is straight again. First of all, you choose the width of the stanza and an algorithm to form the stanza. We don't want you to think of too much theory so I'll propose to provide you with proven details.

The shortening of the rows are merked with safety pins in two colors: light ones for the front side, dark ones for the back side of your knitting

Safety pins marking short-rows

Once learned the principle vou can combine colors and stanzas to a unique project.

Supplies you need to bring with?

I'd really like to provide you with all supplies but I'm travelling by public transport, so my space is limited. You'll need

  • 3-4 yarns in contrasting colors, most comfortable is yarn 100 - 120m/50g
  • matching straight needles or a circular (3,5 mm - 4,5mm)
  • Safety pins in two different colors (10 of each color)