Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Teaching at Sheep's Clothing September 16

I have also been having fun with knitting this summer, of course. I will post some of my finished projects this summer. First is a pair of boot socks inspired by Skolt Saami socks from the Sami Museum Siida in Inari, Finland. 

I'm teaching an afternoon class on them at Valparaiso's knit store Sheep's Clothing on Saturday, September 16. They were super fun to knit, and, as always, I love to share the history and culture of the Sami as I teach.


They are knit with Berroco's Ultra Wool, a worsted weight superwash yarn, on size 4 (3.5mm) needles at a gauge of 6 sts to the inch. As a result, they are a quick knit (for socks), but machine washable. A perfect pair for the fall! 

Please, consider joining us for a fun afternoon.

What's on your needles?