Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sock Class in January

This is the description of the class I’ll be teaching in January, Saturday mornings.  I hope some people sign up.

simple sock

Skill Level: Intermediate. You know how to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and read a pattern. You know how to check your gauge (at least you know what the word means).

What you will learn. Knit a sock.... Join cast on edge without twisting in order to knit in the round (no seams!). Use heel stitch for sturdy heels. Use short rows to turn the heel on a sock. Make a toe and close with kitchener stitch.

Before you come to class: gather supplies and pattern.

Week 1: Cast on and start knitting the top of the sock. Homework: finish the top of the sock.

Week 2: Make the heel and start the gusset. Homework: finish the gusset and knit down to the toe.

Week 3: Make the toe and use kitchener stitch to finish the sock.


  1. Yarn – choose a yarn that is simple and light or bright, so you can see the stitches (no dark yarn, please).
    Suggestions: Cascade 220 washable wool, worsted (medium) weight. Not recommended: soft, 100% acrylic yarn.

  2. Knitting needles – Size 5 or 6 needle(s) for worsted weight yarn. Choose one of the following:

  • 1 Circular needle – approximately 32” or 40” long (for knitting socks using the magic loop method)

  • 2 Circular needles – each needle approximately 24” long (for knitting socks on 2 circular needles)

  • Double Pointed Needles – a set with 5 needles in it (for traditional sock knitting method)

  1. Etc. - crochet hook (for fixing mistakes); darning needle; scissors, scratch paper and pen/pencil.

Pattern: Choose a simple sock pattern with k1p1 ribbing at the top and a stockinette body. You will be starting at the top of the sock and knitting down to the toe.


    1. Good luck with your sock class. Unfortunately, I am too far away to sign up. LOL Renate

    2. Haha, Renate! You could teach this class with both hands tied behind your back :-)