(Photos courtesy of Tin Can Knits)
In this class, we'll be making top-down (aka "cuff-down") socks with a heel flap and gusset construction: Rye by Tin Can Knits. In the first class, we'll talk about choosing a stretchy cast-on method, choosing your ribbing plan, and then establishing the pattern on the leg. From there, we'll go over how to work your heel flap, how to do the heel turn, picking up stitches, decreasing (and all of the initial weirdness of sock construction those things cover), and finally, decreasing for the toe and doing Kitchener stitch/grafting to finish off your socks.
(If you need financial assistance, please let us know in the comments section at check-out; we will let you know what we have available in the Community Crafting Fund. Your inquiry will remain confidential.)
Dates/times: We'll be meeting on Zoom at the following dates/times (all times PST).
- Saturday, October 9: 3:30 - 4:30 PM PST
- Saturday, October 16: 3:30 - 5 PM PST
- Saturday, October 23: 3:30 - 5 PM PST
I will also be offering assistance during office hours (times TBD once class starts). If you miss a class, please plan to attend office hours so that we can go over what you need to know before the next class session.
- If you're making Rye for an adult, you will likely need 2 balls of worsted-weight yarn (Berroco Ultra Wool, Berroco Vintage, and Malabrigo Rios would all be great).
- You'll need needles in whatever configuration you would feel comfortable using to make fingerless mitts or mittens. This could be magic loop, double-pointed needles, 2 circular needles at a time, or small-circumference (9" / 12cm) circular needles.
- Rye: calls for US3 and US5. I usually use US3 needles for the entire sock, as I like really dense fabric in my socks!