Classic Socks (2 weeks)
Mondays, March 26 and April 2, 5:30-7:30pm • $67
Teacher: Anne Haas
Oh, all that sock yarn is pretty! Ready to move some of it from Spun’s sock wall (and nearby cubbies) to your feet? Learn the basics of classic, cuff-down sock construction with Anne, and you’ll soon be surrounded by handmade socks: on your feet, on your loved ones’ feet, and on your needles. Be aware that you’ll need to do some homework ahead of time so that Anne will be able walk you through the more complicated basics in class, from turning your heel to tidying up your toe with kitchener stitch.
Pre-requisites: Participants should be familiar with the following: the long-tail cast-on, knitting, purling, knitting in the round (using double-points or magic loop), and binding off.
Homework: Extensive! Participants should:
• Swatch ahead of time, working to achieve a gauge of 8 stitches over 1”
• Cast on 64 stitches for a women’s sock (or 72 stitches for a men’s sock), using needle size necessary to achieve gauge
• Join stitches to work in the round, being careful not to twist and marking beginning of round
• Work 10 rounds of 1X1 rib (K1, P1 around)
• Switch to stockinette and work for 7” (or 8” for a men’s sock)
• One skein of Malabrigo Sock (or similar light fingering weight yarn), purchased from Spun
• Size US1 double-points (set of five) OR 32”/40” size US1 circular needle (for magic loop) (or size necessary to achieve gauge noted under “Homework,” above)
• Stitch markers
• Darning or tapestry needle
Maximum number of students: 7