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!
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.