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Saturday 08/11/2012, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Socknitter's Seminar: Going Beyond the Basics with Carol Sulcoski
You know the basics: now take your sock knitting to the next level. In this class, we'll cover techniques and tricks for making your socks spectacular, including adjusting patterns for fit; tips for working with self-patterning and handpainted yarns; different toe and heel styles; mastering kitchener stitch (grafting); and more. Students are expected to be familiar with the basics of sock knitting and are encouraged to bring questions they may have.
Light-colored, smooth, worsted or DK weight yarn as well as suitable-sized DPNs or 2 sets of circulars, and a tapestry needle.
Sharp scissors, notebook, pen or pencil with an eraser, stitch markers, blunt tapestry needles (large and small), flexible tape measure, small calculator, and needles & crochet hooks of various sizes.
Using a DK or worsted weight yarn in a light color, with at least 50% wool content, and either 2-circular or DPN method (your choice) make 3 short tubes as follows:
Cast on 40 sts, join for knitting in the round being careful not to twist.
Round 1 Knit. Round 2 Purl. Round 3 Knit. Round 4 Purl.
Knit 10 rounds. DO NOT BIND OFF STITCHES.
Leave live stitches on spare needle or stitch holders. We will use these tubes in class to practice some techniques.
Important: Do not use Magic Loop method for sample tubes. You must use 2 circulars or dpns with the techniques we will be using.