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Thursday 09/14/2017, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Old School Cuff-to-toe Socks with Sarah Peasley
Plain old vanilla socks may sound boring, but traditional, cuff-down, heel-flap socks are an excellent first sock project, an ideal choice for on-the-go knitting, and a great way to connect to knitters of yore (although sock yarn is WAY more fun now than it used to be!). Use double-pointed needles to knit a sock from the cuff down. Start with a ribbed cuff, turn a perfect heel (without that pesky hole at the corner!), and finish with a round toe. You'll make a mini sock in class, but you'll leave with the information needed to make your own custom-fit cuff-down socks!
Techniques to be covered
* Counting rows
* Heel flap
* Turning the heel
* Gusset shaping
* Taking foot measurements
* Adding a stitch pattern to a sock
* Round toe
__1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, __Worsted-weight yarn
__Four US 6 (4 mm) double-pointed needles
__Flexible measuring tape
__Blunt darning needle
Cast on 24 stitches. Divide onto 3 double-pointed needles and join to work in the round, being careful not to twist. Work 1" of k1, p1 rib. Do not bind off. Do not cut yarn.