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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Build your own boat and timber frame your own home - so why not knit your own socks?  After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest of your life. Learn the skills to make socks, including reading knitting patterns, circular knitting on double point needles, shaping the heel and shaping and closing the toe. You start on a model sock and are encouraged to bring a sock pattern you would like to make in the future. The instructor will guide you through these sometimes daunting instructions.


New! Sat, Feb 18, 2017 - Sun, Feb 19, 2017
(Early bird tuition deadline: 01/07/17)

Course Details

Length in days:
1 1/4

Day 1: 3pm-5pm Day 2: 9am-5pm

$95.00 per student (Regular rate)
$85.00 per student (Early-bird rate)


Basic knitting skills needed

Age with adult:

* The Feb 18, 2017 course is part of the Northern Fiber Retreat event

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You will need the following tools for this class:

Your materials fee includes 4 oz natural or light colored worsted weight wool yarn and one set of size 8 (Am) double pointed needles and will be provided by your instructor at the start of the course.

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.
Kate Hartman

Kate first learned to knit while in high school. Since then, she has explored a variety of knitting traditions, including both the English/American and Continental knitting techniques, lace knitting, Aran, and the multi-colored Fair Isle and Scandinavian techniques. Kate enjoys making sweaters, socks, mittens, and other garments in a variety of styles and materials, using many of her own wheel-spun yarns. She likes teaching and believes that enjoyment and enthusiasm are necessary as adults learn a new craft. Kate currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin and has the good fortune of being married to a knitter/spinner.

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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft