Waste Not: Toe Up Socks class

If you stash or spin, then sometimes what you have is all there is. In this class we will cover toe-up, two at a time sock constructions. Eliminate second sock syndrome by casting on both toes and knitting until you run out of yarn. Note: We will not practice heel turns, as that could be an all-day class by itself! Fortunately, many patterns provide line by line instructions for the heel. Students will learn Judy’s magic cast-on, Turkish figure-8 cast-on, Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off, tubular bind-off, working two at a time on two circulars or one magic loop, and a clever method for not losing your place when increasing every-other round.

Skill level is intermediate.
Prerequisite: students should already have knit one sock (top down is fine), so they already understand the basic elements of sock construction. Students should be able to work in the round, make ribbing, increase and decrease, and work short rows.

Maximum 20 students.

½ day workshop

Students receive a handout in booklet form

No materials fee.

No homework.

Supplies:
class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color)
needles for working in the round
two circular needles or one long circular needle for magic loop
blunt tapestry needle

No special needs for the room set up. A whiteboard or flip chart is nice to have but not need to have. I have a projector if the facilities can accommodate it. Room set-up should be tables and chairs either facing forward or in a U-shape.

This class is an amalgam of my regular toe-up sock classes at
The Whole Nine Yarns, Woodstock GA;
Taught in this format at
Georgia Alpaca Fiber Fest 2013, Pine Mountain GA;
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2014, West Friendship MD.

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