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Learn to Knit Socks

Learn to Knit Socks

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Scholarship tickets are available to anyone as funds allow. Call or email us to request one! Read more at the bottom of this page.

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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:

SESSIONS & LESSON PLAN

Sunday, February 18th, 5:30–7:30 PM: intros, picking a size and type of needle, starting the cuff and leg
Sunday, February 25th, 5:30–7:30 PM: heels day 1!
Sunday, March 3rd, 5:30–7:30 PM: heels day 2!
Sunday, March 10th, 5:30–7:30 PM: finishing the sock at the toe

INSTRUCTOR
Meredith (she/they)

PROJECT
A pair of socks!

PATTERN 
Pattern will be provided in the first class.

SKILL LEVEL
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.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
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!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
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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Class Policies

Wait Lists

If a class is full we are happy to add you to the wait list in case someone cancels. Send an email with the name of the class (and the date, if there is more than one date for the class) to hello@cleosyarnshop.com to be added.

Cancellations

We are happy to offer you a refund or store credit for any class sign up as long as you give us notice at least 48 hours before the start time of the class.

Most no show and late cancellation ticket costs will added to our Scholarship Fund. You can read more about that below.

Many of our classes have a minimum number of sign ups required to run. If a class doesn't get the required number of sign ups to run and we decide to cancel or post-pone the class we will notify those who did sign up via email between 24–48 hours before the class's start time and offer them a seat in the next class, a refund, or store credit.

Photography

When you attend a class at our shop you agree to be recorded and photographed during the class. If you would like to request that your face, hands, or body not be in any photos or videos that we share on social media please send an email requesting so any time prior to the start time of the class to hello@cleosyarnshop.com. You may still be recorded or photographed during the class but we will respect your request that the videos or images of you not be shared online.

Scholarship Fund

Our Scholarship Fund is contributed to by the shop and our community to help those who need it attend our classes and events.

When signing up for a class or event, anyone is welcome to purchase a Scholarship Fund ticket at a discount as funds allow. When a Scholarship Fund ticket is purchased, the amount discounted is taken from the Scholarship Fund to pay the shop, the shop's staff, and the teacher or host of the class or event the full regular ticket price.

If you are considering purchasing a Scholarship Fund ticket but aren't sure whether it's for you or not, it probably is! The folks who have contributed to the Scholarship Fund wanted to contribute and want the funds to be used! And the lovely people putting on this class or event are still getting paid the full amount to do it. Please only pay full price if you feel you have enough to do so.

We do ask that the amount you use from the Scholarship Fund not exceed $200 per year to allow for the most people to have access to these funds as possible.

If you'd like to use the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by calling the shop (929-529-7542), emailing us (hello@cleosyarnshop.com), or coming into the shop and requesting a Scholarship Ticket. We will ask you how much you are able to pay, and the funds available will cover the rest.

This is a new system for us! We would love to hear your feedback or ideas if you have them.