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Knitting a Gauge Swatch2:25
The Magic Loop Method5:23
Sock Heel Flap2:55
Sock Heel Turn5:20
Grafting the toe3:37
About This Class
Learn how to knit a thick pair of worsted-weight socks from the cuff down!
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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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.