When you knit socks you are connecting to a tradition that unites cultures and spans centuries. Socks are the quintessential knitting project; they're portable, meditative, and technically interesting. In this class, you'll learn how to knit socks the traditional way, with double pointed needles (DPNs) from the cuff down. You'll be able to to take what you learn and make your sock knitting as simplistic or complicated as you like, sticking with stockinette or moving to more interesting stitch patterns, heels, and toes.
Session 1 Class meets on Tuesday, January 20, February 24 and March 24 from 10:00-11:30am. You must attend all three classes.
Class Fee $75
Materials Please have the following materials and yarn balled before class begins:
- fingering weight yarn, approximately 350 yards
- one set of US 1 (2.25mm) double pointed needles (dpns)
- stitch markers
- darning needle
- pattern will be provided by your instructor
Skills Needed The ability to knit and purl.
- German twisted cast on
- knitting in the round on dpns
- turning a heel
- kitchener stitch
Homework Please complete a gauge swatch before your first class, changing needle size until you achieve 28 sts = 4" over stockinette stitch. If you need to know how to measure gauge and how needle size can change your gauge, please watch this video.