Class Registration: Sock It to Me! (Simple Edition)
Love the beautiful sock yarn but intimidated by all of the terminology and changing directions that happens in a more traditional flap-and-gusset sock? Want a sock with training wheels (or... well, training heels?) Join us for Sock It to Me: The Simple Edition. We'll be knitting a yarn with what most people consider to be "real" sock yarn - fine wool-based yarn with nylon added for strength - but a super-simple heel that's actually just a sock toe in disguise. We'll be knitting Susan B. Anderson's Smooth Operator Sock, which is a fun project for self-striping or self-patterning yarns that uses what's called an afterthought heel. No short rows, no slipped stitches, just picking up stitches and decreasing, plus grafting stitches.
This two-hour class will give us time to place waste yarn, work the heel, learn the Kitchener stitch/grafting, and discuss working the toe. Please note that there is homework that you must complete prior to arriving for class; also, please read our class/lesson policies prior to enrolling for this class.
Date: Sunday, January 27 from 1-3 PM
- Class fee: $30; materials purchased separately.
- Materials: Approximately 400 yards of a fingering-weight sock yarn; you are welcome to choose any sock yarn we carry in the shop, but we do recommend that you choose a lighter color to help you see your stitches and decreases! (Class photo is worked in Rainbow in the Dark, one of our colorways of Sprout Sock.) US1/2.25mm needles in your preferred configuration for knitting small-circumference objects in the round, stitch markers, tapestry needle. If you're using 9"/23cm circular needles, please plan to also bring either a set of DPNs or long circular for Magic Loop. You also need to purchase your own copy of the Smooth Operator pattern - it is available both as an in-store Ravelry purchase and for you to purchase on your own through Ravelry. Class yarn and needles are eligible for a 20% discount upon registration.
- Prerequisite skills: Casting on, knitting, purling, working in the round
- Homework - yes! Details will be provided to you after we receive your registration.