Sock Class À La Carte - $20/session ($70 for 4)

Saturdays, May 6th, 20th, 27th & June 3rd; 12-2p

This sock workshop is great for all levels of sock knitters, whether you've never worked a pair of handmade socks before or have a fully stocked sock drawer at home!  Following our own Fitted Socks pattern, students have the ability to choose which parts of the class to attend to fit their needs.  If you want a little help with your heel turning or just want to learn about the fitted arch, you can take those sessions.  If you're a little newer to sock knitting, sign up for all four sessions!  (Sessions are $20 each or $70 for four if paid before the beginning of Session 1.)

Session One (May 6th): In the first session we will discuss gauge, choosing a size, and basic top-down sock anatomy.  Students will get started on their sock using their choice of double-pointed needles or the magic loop method.

Session Two (May 20th): Tackle that heel flap!  If you're a little nervous to work through a sock heel on your own or they seem to just always give you trouble, this session will get everything sorted out. 

Session Three (May 27th): Our third session walks students through how to include a fitted arch into the foot of their sock for the perfect fit that you didn't even know you were missing.

Session Four (June 3rd): End things on a good note with our final sock session.  We will be covering how to set up the decreases for your sock toe and we will break down grafting (the kitchener stitch) so that your toes are nothing but gorgeous!

Prerequisites: Classic Hat Class or intermediate knitting skills, including some experience with double pointed needles

Supplies:

  • 100 g sock yarn (we used Opal Sock)
  • US #1 or #2 double-point needles OR 40" circular needle
  • Knitting Notions (stitch markers, Chibi/yarn needle)

Skills Learned:

  • Casting onto double points and joining OR starting with the magic loop method
  • Top-down heel construction including a heel flap and gusset
  • Fitted arch construction
  • Working toe decreases
  • Kitchener stitch
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