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Learn to Knit Socks

Learn to Knit Socks

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Want to make your first pair of handmade socks, but got cold feet? Not for long! If you're possessed of the desire to knit warm, cozy handmade socks but feel slightly intimidated by all the skills necessary to complete them, join us for four sessions of sock making basics. You'll learn how to find the perfect gauge for your size, knit a cuff, turn a heel, measure your feet for the perfect length, and craft a toe-tally comfortable toe in the company of other first-time sock knitters.

There are a couple spots in each session that are open to drop-in students, the rest are reserved for students coming to every class. Each class is focused on a specific technique. If you are only coming to a few sessions, refer to the lesson plan below to plan your drop-ins:


Session 1: intros, picking a size and type of needle, starting the cuff and leg
Session 2: heels day 1!
Session 3: heels day 2!
Session 4: finishing the sock at the toe

Meredith (she/they)

A pair of socks!

Pattern will be provided in the first class.

Intermediate. If you know everything in the required experience section below, you know enough to take this class! You can read about how we determine skill levels here.

You should be very comfortable with casting on, knitting, and purling before taking this class. Experience knitting in the round on circulars or double pointed needles is helpful but not required. The same goes for any experience with the long tail cast on!

How to choose a sock size based on your foot (or someone else's), modifying a pattern for best fit, knitting in the round on small circumferences using long circulars, short circulars, or double pointed needles, how to knit a short row or flap-and-gusset heel, and grafting stitches together at the toe.

REQUIRED YARN - available for purchase at the shop
Most sock sizes can be made with about 400 yards of fingering weight yarn. We recommend using Manos del Uruguay Alegria for washability, strength, and durability! We also have a few other options in the shop you can choose from, including mini skeins you can get in contrasting colors for the cuff, heel, and toe (like the green & grey socks pictured!)

REQUIRED TOOLS - available for purchase at the shop
US 2 / 2.75 mm double pointed needles: used for the whole sock (optional), and for the heel and toe (required). If not using double pointed needles for the whole sock, you'll also need US 2 / 2.75 mm 32–40" circulars for magic loop, or 9" circulars.

The pros and cons of the different needle options will be discussed in the first class and can be purchased then, so there is no need to buy them ahead of time if you're not sure which type you'd like to use.

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