Learn to Knit Socks!
Always wanted to make a pair of socks? Maybe you tried once and it didn’t go well? Maybe it looks too complicated? This is your chance to get past that fear and learn how to make socks!
Socks are a fun, portable, functional item beloved by many knitters. Learning to make socks involves a number of steps, so we’ve broken the class into 2 sessions 4 weeks apart, giving you lots of time to work on your socks.
In this class we will learn about sock construction as well as explore various methods and techniques by working on a pair of socks that fit! We will learn each of the steps to create socks to include: casting on; working in the round; turning the heel; working the sock gusset; working the foot of the sock; and finally finishing the toe.
We will review the three methods of knitting socks: using double points; using two circular needles; and using one circular needle, also known as “magic loop”. We will also discuss knitting socks using the “toe-up” method.
In the class, we will knit our socks using double points, the oldest method of making socks. We will also work from the top of the leg down to the toe. The techniques you learn in this class will apply to all three methods.
NOTE: The class will meet in two 3 hour sessions allowing for time in between the sessions to work on your socks. The dates are Saturday Feb 20, 2021 and Saturday March 20, 2021. Both from 9AM to Noon.
By taking the class, you’ll receive:
1 skein of Manos del Uruguay Alegria - enough to make the pair of socks (a $26 value)
“Knit Socks! 17 Classic Patterns for Cozy Feet” by Betsy Lee McCarthy (a $14.95 value)
Free “Rye Light” sock pattern by Tin Can Knits
What you’ll need to bring:
1 set of US1/2.25mm double point needles
1 set of US2/2.75mm double point needles
You should be able to cast-on, knit, purl, and bind off without assistance.
Photo © tincanknits
Please read our cancellation policies
Your seat in a class is guaranteed when full payment is made.
Cancellations more than 7 days from the start of the class will receive a store credit for the value of the class. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.
Cancellations less than 7 days from the start of the class will receive no refund. If the class is full, and we can replace the seat, you’d receive a full refund.
In the unlikely event we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund.