Socks can seem daunting, but they are easier than you think! In this class you will make one baby sock from start to finish (it’s really that fast!), learning all the basic techniques needed to make any size socks in the future.
You will learn how to: make and turn a heel, make a gusset, seam using the Kitchener stitch.
Important! The techniques are simple, but there is a lot to learn in limited time! You must already know how to: cast on, work in the round on long circular needles, use the Magic Loop technique, knit, purl, sl1, ssk, k2tog, and p2tog.
If you do not know Magic Loop or decreasing, we can teach you either technique in a half-hour of either of our weekly workshops on Mondays and Thursdays.
Note: this class has homework to be completed before the class starts! See below for instructions.
Required materials: 75 yards of worsted weight yarn, US 5 (3.75 mm) 24” or 32" circular needles, US 5 double point needles, three (3) stitch markers, and a darning needle. We used Plymouth Worsted Merino Superwash in color No. 61, “Gold.”
The sock pattern is an additional $5, and can be purchased in the shop or on Ravelry.com.
Optional materials: scissors, row counter, crochet hook, pen and paper for notes.
Homework: You will be knitting the cuff of the sock before the class. The cuff length is up to you! We recommend 1–2.5 inches. Follow the steps below:
Cast on 24 stitches, place marker, and join to work in the round using the magic loop technique.
(K1, p1) to end of round.
(K3, p1) to end of round.
Repeat steps 2 & 3 until piece measures 1–2.5 inches from cast on, ending after completing step 3.
Please purchase your supplies at Cast Away. If you plan on buying your materials the day of the class, please come at least 15 minutes early.