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Basic Socks with Ute

Join us for a beginner-friendly sock knitting class where you will learn the fundamental techniques of crafting your very own pair of cozy socks! Perfect for those new to the world of sock knitting or those of you who are interested in refining your sock knitting skills.  This class will provide hands-on guidance and foundational skills you'll need to kickstart your sock knitting journey.

Class Highlights:

  • Introduction to Materials: Understand the basics about knitting needles (DPNs, circulars), types of yarn suitable for socks, and other essential tools.

  • Anatomy of a Sock: Familiarize yourself with the different parts of a sock including the cuff, leg, heel flap, heel turn, gusset, foot, and toe.

  • Reading a Sock Pattern: Break down a basic sock pattern to understand its structure and instructions.

  • Casting On: Learn the technique to start your sock with a stretchy cast on, essential for a comfortable fit.

  • Knitting in the Round: Grasp the methods of knitting socks using double-pointed needles or circular needles.

  • Heel Techniques: Dive into the intricacies of crafting a heel, from the heel flap to the heel turn.

  • Shaping the Toe: Get a grip on decreasing stitches to shape the toe, and finish with the Kitchener stitch for a seamless closure.

By the end of this class, participants will have a solid understanding of the sock knitting process, and with a bit of practice, will be on their way to creating their very own pair of hand-knitted socks. Whether you're knitting for yourself or as a heartfelt gift, this class will set you on a path to creating beautiful, wearable art.

Skills you already need to have: Cast on/bind off, knit & purl, how to work basic increases/decreases (like knit front & back, knit 2 together, slip slip knit)

Materials to bring to the first class:

Pattern:  Westknits Simple socks available on Ravelry at no charge 

Yarn:  284-459 yards of fingering weight yarn, you can use leftovers or mini skeins if you desire a multi-color look

Needles: appropriate for your yarn, if you are a tight knitter, I recommend US 2, otherwise US1


Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
Requirements: Required skills: cast on/bind off, knit & purl, basic increases & decreases
Instructor: Ute

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