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Farm Update! Autumn Traditional Knitting Course!



Hello everyone!


This Autumn, I have decided to offer an additional beginner/intermediate Kofte course before beginning my advanced winter kofte courses.


This will give current participants and those that are or have been interested, the opportunity to participate and to practice, going through the skills a second time, with guidance. *As you must have taken or be registered for the beginner course to participate in the advanced Winter course.


This second beginner/intermediate course, will be approximately three months in length and will add some additional techniques, not shared within the first Kofte course - so there will be something for everyone.


I will be knitting and demonstrating the Garnmannen 430 kofte from Koftebok 1.

This kofte is of a similar style to the kofter we knit within the first course, but with a few extra techniques.

Once you finish this course, you should then be able to knit any kofte bærestykke, confidently.


This will be a beautiful kofte to wear during early winter and the upcoming festive season!



Materials:

I will appreciate greatly if you purchase any wool needed for the course project from my farm shop. In this course, it will also be possible to knit from your current stash of Rauma Finullgarn. In other words, I am not restricted, this time, with the pattern in connection to the yarn kit.


Here are the pattern specifications for your planning.


Please note: The bust measurements are the finished garment measurements and you must plan your own personal fit/style based on those measurements.

There are specific buttons designed for this kofte and I will provide those for purchase within my farm shop, with interest.

The colours below are only a guide for your planning, as the yarn used within the pictured Kofte is not Rauma Finullgarn, but a wool from a different Norwegian mill.

If you would like me to organise an exact colour match for you, I can look at the Finull colour card and share those numbers with you. Just let me know. THE COMPARABLE RAUMA FINULL COLOURS AND THE YARN KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE WITHIN MY FARM SHOP.


Sizes: (XS) S (L) M (XL)

Measurements: Bust: (84) 90 (96) 102 (115) cm Full length: ca 68 cm

Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn

Yarn requirements: Natural: (200) 300 (300) 300 (300) g Light blue/gray: (200) 300 (300) 300 (300) g Olive green: 50 g for all sizes Ochre gold: 50 g for all sizes Terracotta red: 50 g for all sizes Light (bright) blue: 50 g for all sizes

Buttons: 8 buttons, Bjørg (19 mm)

Recommended needles: Size 3 and 3.5 mm circular needles and double pointed needles

Gauge: 24 sts in pattern on 3.5 mm needles = 10 cm


*We will be weaving our own Kofte bånd within my "plukkebånd" course which will run parallel to this course.


Registration for the course will open on September 4th.

The course will begin on September 26th.


*I will be back tomorrow to share information around my upcoming traditional "plukkebånd" weaving course.


If you have any additional questions, thoughts or are in need of support, please do leave a comment below and I will get back to you.

Welcome!


Warmest regards from the farm,

Patricia x

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debmussen
debmussen
Aug 22, 2021

I am typically an earth tone person when it comes to garments. However, the minute I saw this kofte my heart started singing. I am not sure what it is about it but I am in love. I am so excited to knit it in the colors shown. It should be a great fit with my denim dresses.

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Knitography
Aug 22, 2021
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I love it too! It will be beautiful worn over dresses and jeans! If one wears jeans. ☺️

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Hello Patricia. I have learned so much about traditional Norwegian knitting and sweater construction this year. I am knitting the traditional genser now and finished my Gammel Sandvik from your earlier class. I plan to take the band weaving and advanced kofte classes but am not sure about this intermediate option. Can you please provide a bit more detail about the new or different techniques contained in this class. Thank you again.

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Knitography
Aug 09, 2021
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I can share in more detail within the Zoom, but the neckline, cuff and ribbing techniques are completely different, for a start. And, it is an opportunity to perfect and practice your Kofte skills, as I will not be reteaching those within the advanced course. One must have the basics. So you will want to reflect on that for yourself. Welcome if you are interested.

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Yay! thank you so much! Yarn kit ordered from you but will probably change the berry colors to purple or blue from my stash. It is so great to have this opportunity from you to learn so much, and for a major WIP person here, also helps to ahem keep me on track (as I try to work on all your projects haha). Now let's hope the postal gods cooperate!

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Knitography
Aug 09, 2021
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The wool is on its way from the mill, so I will ship ASAP! It will be lovely with some raspberry or a purple accent! Thank you Maryjo! I am always here to support and encourage you!

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Are there photos of colorways other that the one in the photo?

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Knitography
Aug 09, 2021
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You can order the colour way pictured from the Kofte as a kit in my farm shop or put together your own combination kit that I will happily support you with. You can see the the kit now in my farm shop. These are the only photos I have access to.

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Mechele MacDonald
Mechele MacDonald
Aug 09, 2021

This new sweater course sounds wonderful along with the weaving band course. Perhaps you can offer some color suggestions. You mentioned having blueberries in the sweater you are thinking about. Thanks for having all of these special courses — I am enjoying all of them.

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Knitography
Aug 09, 2021
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I have put the colours for the Kofte pictured together in Rauma Finull in my shop now. These are beautiful vintage colours, which I will use to knit and demonstrate.

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