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Friday 02/21/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Knit a Japanese Sock with Gayle Roehm
Japanese knitters are discovering the joys of knitting socks, and sock patterns are appearing in Japanese publications. We’ll use a free pattern (with permission) to understand the structure of a Japanese sock schematic and the accompanying stitch pattern charts. We’ll swatch one heel and one toe, and review the conventions of other kinds of heels and toes that you may encounter. None of these techniques are new to experienced sock knitters, but you’ll be interested by the way they’re charted, rather than written out. Bring in any Japanese sock or slipper that you may have questions about.
Note: You must be comfortable knitting from charts; you should have knit more than one pair of socks; some familiarity with the Japanese pattern format is very helpful.
Sock yarn for swatching (can be leftovers), and appropriate-sized needles, including needles for your preferred method of circular knitting (magic loop, dpn’s or two circulars).
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.