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$80 – 4 Sessions plus materials
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make socks and think it’s way too hard? Or been intimidated by working with double pointed needles? Learning to knit socks on the Magic Loop! The goal at the end of the 4th class is to have both of your socks complete! Once you try the magic loop you won’t go back to knitting any other way!
Required experience: Beginner. Students must know how to knit and purl.
First class: Knit 'top-down', these socks are cast on at the cuff, then worked in the round to the heel.
Second class: With the extra week in between, you should be ready to work the heel on both socks. Heel is formed by working the heel flap back and forth in rows, turning the heel with short row shaping which decrease and 'turn' the corner. Then stitches are picked up along the sides of the heel flap, the work is joined into the round again. We will begin working the gusset toward decreasing rounds working the foot in the round to the toe.
Third class: Since the heel seems to be the greatest source of anxiety for knitters we will repeat the second class on the second sock to help you gain experience and confidence for your future sock projects!
Fourth class: We will shape the toe with decreases, then seame the toes closed using kitchener stitch (also known as grafting).
Adult S (M, L)
Finished measurements (unstretched):
Cuff: 7.25 (8.25, 9) inches around
Leg (adjustable): 9.5 (10.5, 11.5) inches
Foot (adjustable): 9 (10, 11.25) inches
400 yards (366 m) fingering / sock weight yarn wound into 2 - 50g cakes
2 - 2.25 mm (US 1) - 2.5 mm (US 1.5) 24" or 32" circular needles (or as req’d to meet gauge)
minimum of 4 stitch markers, darning needle
30 stitches and 42 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Saturdays, Feb 8, 15, 29 & Mar 7 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm