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Toe Up Socks with Ute

Step into the world of toe-up sock knitting in this engaging class tailored for both beginners and those looking to expand their sock-knitting techniques. Starting from the toe and working upwards to the cuff, this method allows for a customizable fit and the advantage of maximizing your yarn use.

Class Highlights:

  • Why Toe-Up? Explore the benefits of the toe-up method, including the ability to try on as you go and customizing length based on yarn availability.

  • Toe Construction: Dive deep into the process of starting your sock at the toe, learning techniques like the Judy’s Magic Cast-On and other toe up cast on methods for a seamless beginning.

  • Foot Length and Fitting: Understand how to tailor the sock's length for a perfect fit, adjusting as you knit.

  • Turning the Heel: Delve into short-row heel techniques that provide a snug, comfortable fit.

  • Gusset and Instep: Learn how to increase stitches to shape the gusset, and how to integrate the instep stitches.

  • Leg and Cuff: Discover various methods for knitting the leg, options for ribbing, and bind-offs that ensure a stretchy cuff for easy wearing.

  • Tips and Troubleshooting: Address common pitfalls and challenges of the toe-up method and learn strategies to tackle them.

Finishing Techniques: From weaving in ends to blocking for the best shape, finalize your socks like a pro.

By the end of this class, participants will be equipped with the knowledge and confidence to embark on their toe-up sock knitting adventures. This method offers flexibility and customization, making it a favorite among many knitters. Join us and discover an alternate perspective on sock knitting!

Skills you already need to have: Cast on/bind off, knit & purl, working in the round, basic increases & decreases. Prior sock knitting experience not necessary, but will be helpful. If you've never knit socks before check out our Basic Socks class!

Materials to bring to the first class:

Pattern:  Instructor will provide.

Yarn: 100 g of fingering weight 

Needles: US 1 and US 1.5 in either double pointed needles or a 40” circular needle

Notions:  Removable stitch markers

Tapestry needle


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Requirements: Must have basic knitting skills: cast on/bind off, knit & purl, working in the round, basic increases & decreases
Instructor: Ute

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