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|Date:||Saturday, October 19, 2019|
|Time:||10:00 - 1:00|
If you have wanted to learn how to knit socks two at a time, this workshop is for you. The technique is applicable to anything where two identical things have to be knitted - sleeves for example.
We will be knitting with worsted weight yarn in class because it is much easier to start with heavier yarn and bigger needles. Once you have learned how to do this, you can switch to your sock weight yarn on your own to knit the socks. I find students struggle with the technique when working with fine yarn and needles because they can't see what they are doing clearly. It is not a difficult technique but can be a bit fiddly when getting started. This is where worsted weight yarn helps.
We will start by casting on for cuff-down socks and learn how to knit two items at a time. After we have explored this, we will put aside the cuff-down socks and learn how to cast on for toe-up socks to be knit two-at-a-time.
Prerequisites: Intermediate. Beginning – Advanced knitters. Must be familiar with knitting in the round with magic loop on circulars. Must have completed a pair of socks. Must be familiar with Judy’s magic cast on and the long tail CO.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding class content.
There is no material fee for this workshop.
Students must bring:
2 balls of wprsted weight yarn wound separately. If your yarn comes in a single skein or ball, please divide in half by weight before coming to class. Leftovers are great if you are not knitting worsted weight socks. The two balls do not have to be the same color.
A long circular (40” minimum) for magic loop of a size appropriate for the yarn (US3-4, 3.25mm-3.5mm) depending on how loose or tight a knitter the student is. If possible, bring a set of dpns or another circular needle in a similar size. This can be helpful when setting up to knit two at a time. A flexible cable on the circular needle is critical for knitting two-at-a-time so make sure your cable is not stiff.
A plain sock pattern that the student wishes to knit. Plain means stockinette or ribbed socks. No other stitch patterns or colorwork. We will use this as a base to practice with the worsted weight yarn. Pattern does not have to be for worsted weight yarn but it can be.
Stitch holder or another long circular (to put the in-progress cuff-down socks aside and start on the toe-up ones), Pen and paper for taking notes, Scissors, and Stitch markers and other knitting notions.