Simple Toe-Up Socks: Afterthought Heel

Simple Toe-Up Socks: Afterthought Heel

Instructor:

Alex Patterson

Class Description:

We love Toe-up socks! Easy to try on as you knit and you can be sure to use every last bit of your yarn. And when you add an afterthought heel, self-patterning yarns truly shine with no break in the pattern.  You can also choose to add a splash of colour in the heel and toe. Students should be comfortable with basic knit stitches and knitting in the round.

Along with how to insert an afterthought heel, other techniques students will learn include:

Judy’s magic cast-on (also known as figure-eight)

Basic increases and decreases

Sewn bind-off

Kitchener stitch (grafting)

Cost:

$110 plus materials (Pattern included in class price).

Materials:

DK/SPORT-WEIGHT VERSION
Approx. 270 yds/247m of DK- or sport-weight sock yarn (including approx. 65 yds/59m for optional contrasting heel and toe colour) such as Rowan Felted Tweed.
Set of 5 double-point needles or 2 circular needles, US 3 (3.25mm) or size to obtain gauge.

FINGERING-WEIGHT VERSION
Approx. 375 yds/343m of a fingering-weight sock yarn (includes approx. 85 yds/78m for optional contrasting heel and toe colour) such as Kiogu or Regia
Set of 5 double-point needles or 2 circular needles, US 1 (2.25mm) or size to obtain gauge. 

Sessions:

Toe-Up Socks Mar. 28-May 2
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Tuesdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Dates: Mar 28, Apr 04, Apr 11, Apr 18, Apr 25, May 02