Roositud is an Estonian inlay technique where a contrasting color is wrapped between the back and front of the fabric as you knit. The end result is geometric patterning on the knitted fabric that resembles embroidery. Using the Roositud technique allows you the freedom to place a motif anywhere and to use as many colors as you wish, allowing for almost limitless design possibilities. This technique is really fun to do, and it’s much easier than it looks. You’re only ever knitting with one color, and the “embroidery” part is done as you knit! It’s kind of magical. I love teaching this class, and it’s definitely an interesting technique to learn, especially if you’re interested in obscure knitting practices, like I am. I will have a few new samples to share in class which I’m also very excited about, and I’m knitting them now in Sunshine Yellow
- which I hear is the
color for fall, even if I don’t look great in it. I’m going to wear it anyways.
: Take this class if you’re a knitting nerd.