This site will be discontinued as a Bzknitter site. While the new and fabulous Swing Knits® site is being constructed, teaching events will still be listed.
Please check Classes for updates of locations, venues, and dates.
Stay tuned. . . . .
“an innovative intertwining of yarn and art”
Swing-Knitting™ is a trademarked name for written workshops created and authored by Heidrun Liegmann. Basically it is a form of German, short-row knitting which could be described as "organized free-form knitting." The short rows create random and sculpted areas which morph through the use of colored markers. Even though short rows have been used in knitting and weaving for centuries, the original German creator of this style of knitting, using a marking system, is Gabrielle Kluge of www.Strickrausch.de ("Intoxicated Knitting"). She is a knitter, fashion designer, and artist. Some of her German colleagues, who are equally extraordinary knitting designers and artists are Heidrun Liegmann, creator of Swing-Knitting™ workshops and MagischeMaschen.de ("Magical Stitches"), Birgit Fitzke of www.Fadenzaubereien.de ("Thread/Yarn Magic"), and Petra Neumann of Der Kreativladen.de ("The Creative Shop").
Swing Knitting™ is being introduced in this country by Brigitte Elliott through knitting workshops including her own Swing Knits® brand. She is creating her own designs and teaching at local yarn shops around the country and national events such as
The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA) and XRX, Inc., Stitches events.
Knitter's Magazine, Summer Issue K114
Knitter's Magazine, Summer Issue K111
Lavender Fields designed by Brigitte Elliott
Knitter's Magazine, Winter Issue K109
Wheat Skirt designed by Brigitte Elliott