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Candlepower Sock Class - Part 1

With dreary winter weather not letting up, it is the perfect time to learn to knit yourself a pair of cozy wool socks! And “Candlepower” sock pattern is the perfect place to start!

This class will walk you through all three elements of a sock - the cuff, turning the heel, and the toe. You will have one finished sock after the class and all the skills to work the second sock on your own! In addition to sock structure, you will learn simple lace knitting and how to follow a chart.

Note the suggested prerequisites! If you haven’t done short rows or tried various circular techniques, one or both of these classes can give you a head start on skills for this class!

Instructor: Betsy

Cost: $55

Skills Required: Able to cast on, knit, purl, knit in the round and bind off.

Skills Covered: Lace, Turning a heel, kitchener stitch

Suggested Prerequisites: Short Rows, Circular Technique Tasting


  • 350-400 yards of sock weight yarn (100 gram skein should do)

  • “Candlepower” sock pattern which is available for free on Ravelry. Please come to class with the pattern printed

  • Size US 1.5 or 2 needle with 40” or 47” cable or DPNs

Session 1 (March 30) - Casting On and Cuff

  • Casting on, knitting in the round, ribbing, starting the candle flame pattern

  • Homework: Continue in the pattern until it is time to start the heel.

Session 2 (April13) - Turning The Heel

  • Slip stitch, short rows, picking up stitches, decreasing

  • Homework: Continue in the pattern until it is time to start the toe

Session 3 (April 27) - Toe and Finishing

  • Decreasing, kitchener stitch, weaving in ends

  • Homework: Start the next sock!

Call 831-515-7966 to register.

Earlier Event: March 29
How to Get the Most Out of Ravelry
Later Event: April 2
Tea & Stitching