Tvaandssticking - Swedish Twined Knitting

JRob's picture

Several months ago I bought s book called Two-ende Knitting by Anne - Maj Ling. This is a traditional Scandinavian Technique - Tvaandssticking also known as Twined Knitting or TWo-end Knitting. You can check out her designs on revelry. I was curious if any of my bro's out there have tried this technique? Let me know.




Bill's picture

I've used twined knitting to create a thicker warmer fabric.
It works specially well to create a heavier wool for felting.
I'm working on knitting a cowboy's taking a while...

Thunderhorse54's picture

A cowboy hat??? I've never heard of that. I hope you'll post some photos, I'd love to see that.

New York Built's picture

Terry, check out Vicki Square's delightful collection of toppers in Folk Hats: 32 Knitting Patterns & Tales From Around The World.

Though not a true Stetson, she has one that gets dang near close...knit in the round, felted and shaped. Also, Fedoras, bowlers, baseball caps, Afghan pakuls, Highlander Glengarrys, or Edward VI's brimmed beret. Lots more.

You may never accept the notion of a knit hat as being merely another watch cap. Ms. Square turned my head!

As to JRob's original post, you might like Laura Farson's Knitting Scandinavian Slippers and Socks.

More accessible, with footwear being so popular hereabouts. The techniques are covered in small projects and greater detail, IMHO. I have both books and I find Farson's a better resource for beginners.

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Tom Hart's picture

Thanks for that, Mark. I've just ordered it (the hat book) from the library...

New York Built's picture

You're welcome, Tom. As we both know, one can NEVER have enough hats.

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Thunderhorse54's picture

Thank you sir! I will certainly look into both books. I need to expand my knitting beyond sweaters and afghans. By the way....You look great in a hat! I haven't seen you on here in a while. Great to see to again. Terry

New York Built's picture

Quite welcome, Sir! If memory serves me, your penchant for utility will be rewarded with headgear, a proclivity I share. My summer was action-packed and always. Good to breathe Fall knitting weather again...good to wake up on the right side of the ground, too!

Every person I encounter teaches me more about myself. Without whom not.