Soxpertise – Sun 9am

$75.00

Sunday April 30, 9am – 12noon
Kate Atherley

Ok, you’ve worked a few socks, now it’s time to expand your skills a bit. In this class you’ll learn how to tweak a sock for better fit, and the tricky bits like how to avoid holes, special cast-ons and cast offs.

Max in class: 25 (12 available)

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Ok, you’ve worked a few socks, now it’s time to expand your skills a bit. In this class you’ll learn how to tweak a sock for better fit, including adding a gusset to the toe-up sock and creating leg shaping. We’ll address the tricky bits like how to avoid holes at the top of your heel, how to get a tidy gusset pick up, and special cast-ons and cast offs. We’ll talk about both toe up and top down socks, and discuss different heel and toe constructions – and when to choose one over another. We’ll talk about the best yarns for sock knitting, and we’ll provide tips for reinforcement and care to ensure your hand-knit socks last as long as possible.

Workshop length:
3 hours

Skill level:
Intermediate, students must have knitted a few pairs of socks

Homework:
Work about 1 inch of (k1, p1) ribbing in the round on 40 stitches with worsted-weight yarn, using 4-4.5mm needles (with DPNs, magic loop, 2 circulars as you prefer).

Materials to Bring to Class:
Paper, pencil, tape measure, calculator/calculator app on your phone.