Knitting socks is fun and addictive. Knitting a pair of socks two at a time helps avoids the dreaded “second sock syndrome”. Knitting a pair of socks using the toe-up construction method allows you to try on the socks early in the project to make sure the fit is just what you want; avoids picking up stitches so the likelihood of holes at the junction of the heel and the instep is eliminated; and you keep knitting until you run out of yarn so there is none of those pesky leftovers.
Skills taught in this class include: dividing yarn in order to knit from two separate balls; matching patterned sock yarn to result in matching socks; knitting in the round on a long circular needle (magic loop); wrap and turn short row heel flap and gusset construction; pattern reading; Judy’s Magic Cast On; and Sewn Stretchy Bind-off.
Please be sure you have knit a sock either top-down or toe-up before registering for this class.
Materials required: 100 grams (about 400 yards) of tightly twisted fingering (sock weight) yarn; 1 32-40" long circular needle US size #1 (2.50mm.) A metal needle with a smooth join and sharp tips is recommended; routine knitting supplies such as locking stitch markers, tape measure, blunt-tipped tapestry needle, and scissors or yarn snips.
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Three sessions, Thursdays June 1, 8, and 15, 7-9pm.
This meeting will be held at The Lee House, 7315 39th Ave, S, Seattle WA 98118
We will enjoy a social hour prior to class starting at 6 pm. Feel free to bring your dinner or even snacks to share. There is a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop, and microwave at our facility
Please no alcoholic beverages.