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Saturday 02/22/2014, 8:30 am - 11:30 am
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Fitting Socks for Ample Ankles with Lorilee Beltman
Donʼt be left out of the fun of knitting your own socks simply because your ankles and calves are more ample than average. In class we will discuss a few easy-to-apply strategies for customizing your own “plain vanilla” sock recipe, with specific features designed to improve your comfort. Continue in class applying the strategies to your homework with the goal of making a complete ankle section of the sock which may be finished after class and saved as a personal template. Does your ankle measure between 10 and 14 inches or more? Youʼll fit right in!
25 gram remnant of fingering weight wool or blend in an easy-to-see color (No splitty yarns); 2 to 2.75mm/US 0 to 2, whichever needle size yields 30 to 32 stitches per 4 inches in stockinette stitch and whichever circular method you are comfortable with; blunt-tip tapestry needle; measuring tape and calculator.
Adaptable pattern is included in the handout.
Achieve gauge of 30-32 sts/4 inch in stockinette stitch in the round with yarn and needle you plan to use in class. Then, with the same tools, cast on 64 sts. Join to work in the round. Work one round in purl stitch. Work 10 more rounds in knit stitch (stockinette).
Flap set-up row: turn work so WS is facing. Purl 32. Turn.
Row 1 (RS facing): *slip 1 purl-wise with yarn in back, k1, repeat from * to end of 32 sts. Turn.
Row 2 (WS facing): slip 1 purl-wise with yarn in front, p31 to end of row. Turn.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until, having just completed a RS row 1, the flap measures 3 inches long. Do not break yarn. Bring to class on the needles.