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Classes & Workshops

Learn to Knit Socks

Knitting socks from the toe-up (as opposed to cuff-down) enables you to try on your socks as you go, and thereby make perfectly fitting socks. The addition of the 'afterthought heel' - inserted after you finish the rest of the sock - makes this a great first-time sock pattern. This construction is perfect for a first time sock knitter.

This method makes the most of self-striping and self-patterning sock yarns, because the sock does not interfere with the striping pattern of the yarn. The socks will be knit using two circular needles; you may also use Magic Loop or DPNs if you prefer.

Over three 2-hour sessions we will complete one adult sized sock. Students will be required to do knitting homework between classes. This class is intended for intermediate level knitters. Students must know how to cast-on and off, knit, purl, and work basic increases and decreases. Experience knitting in the round is highly recommended. Other necessary skills will be covered in class.

Maximum 4 students per class.

Instructor: Kelsey Zachary

Cost: $90 plus taxes and materials (see below)

Dates & Times:

Wednesdays, April 1st, 8th, and 15th, 6:30 to 8:30pm.

Materials required:

100g (approximately 350-400m) of sock yarn. Suggestions include Opal Jazz, Regia Garden City Colour and K-Zip Knits Hand-dyed sock yarn.

Two 2.5mm circular needles, 40cm in length (or size needed to obtain gauge).

Stitch markers, a measuring tape, and a yarn/tapestry needle are recommended.

Registration Policies:

  • Registration and payment of fees must be completed two days prior to the start date in order to secure a seat.
  • Payment can be made online, or in store.
  • A minimum number of students is required for each class.  We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the class if the minimum is not met.
  • Cancellations must be made 72 hours prior to the start of the class; your original receipt is required in order to receive a full refund.
  • Please purchase all materials in advance of the first class unless otherwise noted.
When registering for your class, be sure to select "Store Pick-Up" as your shipping option!