Aleks Byrd


Roosimine is an Estonian inlay technique that creates the appearance of embroidery through intentional floats in contrasting yarn on the right side of your knitting. It’s the perfect technique to add some embellishment to your knitting that is easier than intarsia. The name Roosimine translates to “decorating with roses”, which comes from a style of short stitch embroidery done on the Estonian island of Muhu. Students will knit a small wrist warmer /swatch.
Students will learn:
• How to read Roosimine charts
• Working with moving inlay yarn
• Hand sewn back stitch steek
• Tensioning
• Finishing


This workshop is in english

  • Length

    3 Hours
  • Level

    Students should be comfortable knitting in the round.
  • Materials needed

    4mm needles for knitting a small circumference either double pointed needles or circular needle for magic loop method.
  • Stitch markers
  • Homework

    The yarn that you will work in the workshop will be gifted by one of the sponsors of the festival.
  • Using 4mm needles with MC (main color), cast on 42 sts. Join in the round and place marker for beginning of round.
  • Rnds 1 - 2: work 1x1 rib as follows: [k1, p1], repeat [-] to end; Rnds 3 - 4: k to end.