Class Registration: 2-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks
You've made socks. You've experienced the rush of exhilaration at getting the first one done... and then despaired at the idea of needing to do the whole thing over again from the beginning to have a pair. Or you started a pair forever ago, and you didn't keep project notes... but you're sure you remembered your modifications. (Spoiler: you didn't remember.)
If either of these things have ever happened to you, it might be time to try 2-at-a-time socks from the toe up. Meredith will be your guide to this awesome technique that so many of our customers swear by.
In this two-part class, students will learn the basic principles of knitting socks (or sleeves! or mittens!) two-at-a-time. In the first session, you'll discuss the mechanics of magic loop and 2-at-a-time (2AAT) knitting, then learn Judy's Magic Cast-On and start a pair of toe-up socks. You'll go home and work on the foot of the sock before coming back for the second session where you'll work the heel (and talk about different types of heel construction), and discuss stretchy bind-offs and other finishing options. Meredith will also cover how to modify the 2AAT technique for other projects, such as sleeves, mittens, or even 4- or 6-at-a-time socks, as well as tips and tricks for magic loop success.
DATES: Saturdays, February 8 & 22, 1-3 PM
- Class fee: $50, not including materials
- Materials needed: stitch markers, tapestry needle, US1 / 2.25mm circular needles with a 40" / 100cm cable, plus a 100g ball of fingering-weight sock yarn that has been wound into 2 50g balls prior to arriving for class, plus pen/pencil for taking notes
- Prerequisite skills: knitting, purling, working in the round, M1R/M1L increases; although this class is appropriate for an adventurous, confident beginning knitter, we feel strongly that you will be more successful if you've made at least one pair of basic socks of any type.
- Homework: none
- Pattern: supplied by instructor in class
Students should feel comfortable knitting and purling, as well as M1R and M1L increases.
Supplies: US1 circular needles with a 40" cable, One hank of sock yarn that has been wound into two 50g balls, pen to take notes.
Instructor will supply pattern