Cuff-Down Socks for Beginners (EXCLUSIVE!)
Friday, September 21, 2018
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Type:
3-Hour Class
Skill Level:
Advanced Beginner
Nathan Taylor
Class Details:
Always wanted to knit a sock? Too scared because everyone says turning a heel is hard? What utter rot! Just like anything else, turning a heel on a sock is only One Stitch at a Time. I’ll steer you through the whole process of knitting a traditional cuff-down heel-flap-and-gusset-style sock. You’ll learn about Ge-sock-raphy, that’s the geography of a sock, and how you can play with the different parts of it, tweaking it to give you the perfect fit every time. Together, we’ll create a perfect little miniature sock, with all the elements of a full-sized one. We’ll cover all the techniques you need, including working a slip-stitch heel flap, picking up stitches the correct way, handy hints for tidying up your lines of decreases, and a full tutorial on the Kitchener graft to close the toe seamlessly. Please note: This class is designed for people using the magic loop technique. It IS possible to to it all using DPNs, but you will have to do a little bit of translating for yourself. Use of magic loop is recommended. Technique Requirements: The ability cast on in the round, knit and purl. Knowledge of magic loop highly recommended.
Please be familiar with the German Twisted Cast-On (Also known as the Old Norwegian). If you have never done this before, please practice before attending the class. There are lots of videos on YouTube that will show you how.
Supplies for Class:
One set of 3.25mm circular knitting needles. About 30g of DK-weight yarn. Choose a smooth yarn with a high twist and a solid or semi-solid color for best results.