Cozy House Socks: An introduction to Sock Knitting Premium class

Whitney Hayward, Knitter, human being.

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14 Videos (40m)
    • Introduction

      1:01
    • Materials Overview

      1:11
    • Knitting a Gauge Swatch

      2:25
    • Long-tail Cast-On

      0:36
    • The Magic Loop Method

      5:23
    • Sock Leg

      2:36
    • Sock Heel Flap

      2:55
    • Sock Heel Turn

      5:20
    • Sock Gusset

      9:09
    • Sock Foot

      0:34
    • Sock Toe

      3:16
    • Grafting the toe

      3:37
    • Finishing Steps

      1:29
    • Final things

      0:31

About This Class

Learn how to knit a thick pair of worsted-weight socks from the cuff down! 

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This class is perfect for a beginner-intermediate knitter, who has finished their first couple of simple projects, like a scarf or a cowl, and are ready to build on those skills to make more accessories. Socks, unlike neckwear, have to be a certain fit to work well, and this class is a great introduction to knitting sized items. By enrolling in this class, you'll also get a PDF download of my sock pattern, so you can follow along with the video as you knit.

In this class, I'll teach you how to:

  • Knit a gauge swatch
  • Cast on in the round using the magic loop method
  • Make a turned heel 
  • Knit a sock gusset using picked up stitches
  • Graft live stitches together using the kitchener stitch. 

Sock knitting is a great way to practice new knitting techniques, and they knit up quickly on worsted weight yarn. I'll be teaching you how to knit these socks slowly, step-by-step, but I do recommend students know how to cast-on, and how to knit/purl.

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A really good demo of all the key parts of sock making, will save you lots of frustration.
Pamela S

FINALLY finding time to do the things I LOVE

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Whitney Hayward

Knitter, human being.

My name is Whitney Hayward, and I'm a knitwear designer and handspinner who works at Twig & Horn knitting notions and Quince and Co. Yarns in Portland, Maine. Knitting is one of the rare activities which allows you to create a tactile object, while simultaneously watching Bob's Burgers (for the upteenth time). I find knitting both meditative and utilitarian, and I think most everyone could use a little bit of both in their lives. My favorite things to knit are socks and pullovers.

I live in Maine with my dog Sam, who is just as naughty in person as she is in my profile photo.