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Toe Up Socks with Lynne Sosnowski

$80.00 CAD
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Toe Up Socks with Turkish Cast-On and Short-Row Heel

A knit How Class by Lynne Sosnowski

Learn how to make the most of your yarn by starting your socks at the toes, and knitting all the way up until your yarn runs out! This class is perfect for the brand new sock maker, those who have only knit top-down socks, and those who wish to learn the "Two-Circulars Method".

With Lynne specializing in helping students grow their "sock literacy", throughout the class students are taught not just the "how" of executing instructions, but the "knit how" - the effect those instructions have on the fabric, and how to read their stitches.

Students will be guided with diagrams, waypoints, and even sing-alongs to help them remember and thoroughly understand their project. 

Instructions on custom-fitting socks, and sock alterations are also discussed. 

Project: Toe Up Socks

Available Dates: This class is two sessions (2 hours each) scheduled on the following dates:

  • Sunday, January 12th from 2-4pm
  • Sunday, January 26th from 2-4pm

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner - Intermediate

Pre-Requisites: Must be able to knit and purl confidently and without assistance. Should have some familiarity with basic increases and decreases.

Techniques Covered:

  • Bi-directional cast-on
  • Several options for increases
  • Creating sock toes and feet
  • How to custom-fit socks to any size
  • Short-row heel
  • Sock legs and cuffs
  • Stretchy bind-off options for socks

Required Materials Not Included (Sold at The Knitting Loft):

  • 100g fingering weight yarn with a nylon blend (preferably 80/20) in a bright, easy to see colourway
  • 2 Circular Needles: 16" or 24" length as you prefer in 2.5mm (or your normal sock size to achieve 8sts/inch if you already have sock experience). While learning this method, you may prefer using two different needles (one metal and one wood) to help you easily tell the difference between each
  • Note taking materials 

Homework:

  • Students are expected to work their sock to a specific point prior to the second section
  • Students will complete the sock cuff on their own time with direction