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Sock Class, Anyone?

LynnH First-Time Toe-Up SockI’m teaching my wonderful “First-Time Toe-Up” Sock class at Little Red Schoolhouse on Tuesdays, starting tomorrow, for 3 weeks (classes September 27, October 11 and 25). The class is from 6pm to 8pm, and the cost is $30.

This is the class I am just finishing up at Foster Center, where you just saw the great results of my current students. These socks are great for a lot of reasons, but one is that you do not have to knit a gauge swatch before knitting, to have them fit well.

First-Time Toe-Up SockI recommend making the first pair with a short rolled cuff, out of fat wool yarn. These make great warm slipper-footies in winter over regular socks, and are fast to knit (and it is easy to see the stitches as you work). However, you can make them out of any yarn weight you like, and you can make any cuff you prefer.

I had at least one person ask me about when I was offering this class, when I was at Knitting Guild the other day. Now I can not remember who it was. Drat!!!

First-Time Toe-Up SockIf you can not make this timeframe, I’m also teaching an abbreviated version of this class (make a baby sock or ornament using the techniques, go home with a pattern that works for any size foot) on October 22, a Saturday, at Yarn Garden in Charlotte (10am-4:30pm, fee $35).

(I’ll again be teaching my standard 3-week version on Friday nights, November 4, 11, & 18 at Threadbear as well. I’ll remind you of that class again, as the date gets closer.)

The pattern/handout for this class is one of my best selling patterns. It literally has 9 pages and I think 13 photographs to walk you through things once you’re home on your own. Even if you do not live near me, you can buy this pattern and get more of a workshop than just a pattern.

Included as an addendum in this pattern/workshop is a chart/grid I use to determine sizes for infant 0 to ladies’ adult large… circumference and length of foot. I think this is worth the price of admission, if you ever knit for other folks besides yourself.

I hope my local readers might consider joining me for one of these sessions. I would love to have you there!

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