From 10:30 am until 1:00 pm
At Bazaar Girls Yarn Shop
126 Quincy St.
Sock Knitting 101 with Rosemarie Gagnon
This Class is full! If you would like Rosemarie to teach it again,
call the shop (360)379-9273 and add your name to the list.
Saturday, February 1, 8 & 15 ~ 10:30 am – 1 pm ~ $90 + materials for the entire 3 class series.
In this 3-week class Rosemarie will teach you how to knit socks that fit you perfectly and look great. You'll learn how to start at the cuff, make a heel flap, turn the heel, knit the foot & toe and do a seamless finish; they will be made for you!
Yes, you must swatch beforehand! It'll be worth it and you'll be glad you did - we promise.
Class 1: We will determine how many stitches you'll need to cast on according to your swatch, and begin knitting the leg; you'll need to finish knitting the leg of your sock by the 2nd class;
Class 2: Turning the heel flap, turning the heel and starting the gusset;
Class 3: Knitting the foot and learning the Kitchener stitch for the toe finish.
Please purchase and wind beforehand (if possible): one - 100 g hank of sock yarn (fingering weight yarn reinforced with nylon). We suggest "Trekking," which can be bought in the shop. We like this yarn because it will hold up and make a strong sock.
Needles: you can choose to knit on double-pointed needles if you are comfortable with them, or on 2 circular needles (make sure they are the same size and the same brand).
Your needle size will depend on your SWATCH. YES, YOU MUST SWATCH!
Cast on 27 stitches and knit about 3 to 4 inches in the following pattern: knit 3, purl 1 across, ending in knit 3. On the reverse side purl 3, knit 1 across, ending in purl 3.
You are looking for a fabric that is firm without being too tight, so you will probably need your needle size to be anywhere in the 1, 1.5, 2, or 3 range. Start with a 2 and go down or up depending on your fabric. If you have any questions about this please call the shop, leave a message for Rosemarie and she will get back to you. Swatching must be done before class starts. You do not have to cut your yarn, as the swatch can be unraveled and used in your sock knitting.
Pattern: Just plain socks by Talena Winters, a free download on Ravelry.