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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

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Course Overview

You 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, knitting in the round 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.


Thu, Nov 21st, 2019  –  Fri, Nov 22nd, 2019

Course Details

Length: 1¼ Days
Skill Levels: Basic knitting skills needed
Hours: Day 1: 4-6pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Tuition: $120.00
Materials fee: $25.00


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.

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Meet the Instructor

North House Folk School photo of instructor, Allen Holzhueter
Allen Holzhueter
Madison, WI

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Knitting Socks - 11/21/2019