Conquer your fear of knitting socks on the machine and open the door to a new world of gifts for yourself and others! For beginners or those just new to knitting socks,this class will teach you to knit one plain sock from the top down with a rib top and short-rowed toe and heel. You will then have the instructions to complete the second sock in your own time after class. There will be a demo of all the finishing and seaming that is required along with details on how you can add Fair Isle patterns to future socks.
Suitable for any standard-gauge domestic Japanese knitting machines. A ribber is required if you want a machine-knit top on your sock. But if you don’t have a ribber, instructions will be given for completing the rib by hand after the sock is complete. Recommended yarn for class: I use a 2/11.3 lambswool yarn which knits beautifully. You will need something similar in weight to this (anything up to a traditional 4-ply weight) in two contrasting colors, along with a waste yarn that is a strong contrast color to both of your main yarns. For waste yarn I use old stash yarn that is less fluffy than wool—nylon or polyester works well but anything will do.