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Super Sock Class, Part 1

  • Panera Bread 5070 International Blvd North Charleston, SC, 29418 United States (map)
(Image by Sean Money, The Charleston Museum) (Sock by Tamara Goff)

(Image by Sean Money, The Charleston Museum) (Sock by Tamara Goff)

It's time again for some super fabulous sock classes!

I'll be teaching the cuff-down sock on double-pointed needles (my favorite method). You'll learn just how much fun it is to knit socks for yourself or for gifts. As with so much of knitting, it's really not that hard with someone showing you how to do it. 

This is a two-part workshop to give you time to learn all the techniques that will make you a successful sock knitter. There's a lot to learn but it's also a lot of fun!If you'd just like to brush up on certain sock knitting techniques, you can take the class covering that topic.

*Socks I*

In this class we will cast on using double pointed needles, join in the round, do ribbing and stockinette, and knit a heel flap. We'll also discuss fit and patterns.

Socks II

In this class we will turn the heel, pick up stitches for the gusset, do gusset and toe decreases and learn the Kitchener stitch.

When, Where and How Much:

Class time:  9am-noon

Class location: Panera Bread, 5070 International Blvd, near the Outlet Mall

Class Dates: Socks I: Saturday, March 21

Socks II: TBD

Class fee: $25/per student, ages 12 and up.

What you need to know:

The basics of knitting: cast on, bind off, knit and purl.

What you'll learn:

Sock construction, turning a heel, Kitchener stitch toe grafting, fit, and more. 

What you need to bring:

One set of double-pointed knitting needles, US size 2 or 3. I recommend wood or bamboo.

Sock or fingering weight yarn, 100 grams will make a pair of socks, size medium men's or ladies large.

Also helpful: scissors, yarn needle for weaving in ends, and measuring tape.

Please register by July 20 for Socks I via email, FB events page or carrier pigeon, wearing socks.

Earlier Event: February 25
Indigo To-Go Bag Workshop
Later Event: August 29
August Knit Night