Workshop with Aleks Byrd – Roosimine – 20th July 2022


Workshop with Aleks Byrd – Roosimine – 20th July 2022


Roosimine – Estonian Inlay Knitting with 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.

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate – Students should be comfortable knitting in the round and reading from charts


  • 4mm / US 6 needles for knitting small circumference (Double pointed needles or circular needles for magic loop)

  • Stitch markers

  • DK yarn in 2 contrasting colours approx. 20g of each colour. Make sure the yarn is easy to pull from both ends of the ball (for working with two strands at a time).

Aleks ‘s New book Traditions Revisited will be available in store with loads of inspiration and patterns where you can use your newly found skills.

During the workshop you will receive a 10% discount on all the knitting related materials* you’ll need for your knitting project. 

* Excluded are all sale items, books, patterns and gift cards.

If you have booked both workshops please let us know as you are welcome to attend the Meet & Greet with no extra charge. 

If you’d wish to buy the materials in our shop, please come in 20-30 minutes prior to the class, so we can help you choose the right yarn

The class takes approximately 3 hours. There will be with plenty of tea, coffee and biscuits.

The class takes place at 14.00 – 17.00. Please be present 5 minutes before the class starts.

The class is taught in English, but we have a translator present.

Min number of participants: 5 – Max 15

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy. Any cancellations that occur 48 hours or more before the scheduled workshop are eligible for a refund or (if possible) to be re-booked at no additional cost.  

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Workshop with Aleks Byrd – Roosimine


When it comes to designing and illustrating knitwear, Aleks Byrd loves to work with many different strands. With a heritage tied to three countries – USA, Estonia and Canada – she has plenty of ideas and inspiration running through her, but tends to play with her Estonian roots in particular, weaving it into new patterns in order to produce modern and unique designs with a connection to the past.
As a knitting ambassador for modern traditional Estonian knitting, Aleks has shared her knowledge of the little-known
traditional techniques by putting a fresh twist on them for wearable designs. She also teaches these methods in her
popular workshops. It’s her design background in illustration coupled with her unique ideas and love of colour that shine through in her collection of designs that are fun and rewarding to knit for all levels of knitters.

This Roosimine workshop with Aleks is a rare and unique chance to have a in person class with Aleks. Tickets are limited, so we urge to book straight away when you’re interested in this class.

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