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Intro to Sock Knitting



Introduction to Sock Knitting

or

My First Sock*

In class, we will knit a mini-sock incorporating all seven sections of sock-knitting construction.  While our sample will be knit top-down with a French heel and standard round toe, we will review alternative sock architecture and construction.  Numerous samples of alternative methods of cast-on, bind-off, heels and toes will be shared.  Students may work in their preferred method of circular knitting; double points (4 or 5) or two circulars.  Pre-work (Homework before Class) will be required.

*This is NOT a circular knitting class.  If you have not knit in the round before, cast on and complete a simple project such as a hat before taking this class. Find several good video instructions on YouTube.

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Materials and Supplies:

1 skein of white or light-colored, non-variegated, smooth Worsted Weight yarn

1 set of DPN's size 6 or 7 needles, or 2 circular 16" or longer, size 6 or 7.

Tapestry needle with eye large enough for Worsted Weight yarn

The additional $3 fee will provide:

            Handouts, coilless safety pins, stitch markers and snacks

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Class Sock

Pre-Work

Using Long Tail or Twisted German Cast On and your chosen type of needles, loosely cast on 32 sts. 

Cuff:

Work K1, P1 or K2, P2 ribbing for 1 inch.

Leg:

            Work St st (knit all rounds) for 2 ½ inches.

Stop:

            Secure knitting with needle caps or rubber bands

Class may be cancelled if student participation minimum is not met.


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: You must be an intermediate knitter for this class. Skills to have before you take the class: Reading a pattern, knitting in the round, cast on, bind off, knit, purl, increase, and decrease. Experience with DPN's and/or circular needles.
Materials Included: Materials fee of $3 is for handouts, stitch markers and coil less safety pins.
Requirements: *This is NOT a circular knitting class. If you have not knit in the round before, cast on and complete a simple project such as a hat before taking this class. Find several good video instructions on YouTube.
Instructor: Beth Parrott
Instructor Bio: Although Beth Parrott has been knitting for more than 60 years, until recently she designed socks and other garments only for family and for charity projects. She loves to teach and is an avid collector of tricks-of-the-trade and tidbits of information that make knitting easier. She works, plays, knits, and teaches in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Class fee exclude a $3 fee, payable to Beth, for Handouts and supplies.

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