Toe Up Sock Knitting
There is more than one way to knit a sock. A first time sock knitter should try cuff down sock knitting to get you into the groove, but once the groove is got try it from the toe! Starting from the toe means you can knit till your yarn runs out and not have to guess how long to make your calf before starting your second sock and then find you are short on yarn (not that this has ever happened to anyone ever of course). In this class we will learn how to achieve seamless toes, a short row heel, and a stretchy bind off. We will be stitching using the “magic loop method” so if you have never tried this technique - now is your chance. Students will receive a copy of The Knit Cafe’s latest sock pattern called “Tulip The Tip-Toer” which has a subtle knit purl texture that is pleasing to the eye and the feet too!
2 classes, materials not included
Materials: 100 grams fingering weight yarn, two locking stitch markers, and 2.5mm circular needle 80cm or longer. For the magic loop method a good knitting needle makes a big difference. We love Addi Turbo Sock Rockets. All materials are available at The Knit Cafe.
Level: This is an advanced class for very confident knitters who know how to knit in rounds with fine yarns. If you are new to sock knitting check out the First Pair of Socks Class.