Category: <span>Classes</span>

Warm Up Sox

It sounds naughty right?   Well the pattern comes from a book called The Joy of Sox, and yes, it’s a clever play on another book about something entirely different.  The pattern was originally knit starting at the toe and finishing at the cuff.  Now, I can knit socks toe-up, but I loathe every second of it.  I learned to knit socks from the cuff down (top-down), and it’s more familiar and comfortable for me.  So, I pretty much took the stitch pattern and worked it into a top-down sock.  Yeah, the cable is upside down, but it really doesn’t matter to me, and the basic idea of the sock is still preserved (or at least I think so anyway!).  Really love the eye searing green from the colorway called, “Night Vision,” and the yarn was fun to knit with, making a squishy pair of socks.  So sad that it’s summer and I won’t really be wearing them till the fall again, but when the cold weather comes, I’m sure they’ll be ready for my feet.  This is the third finished item in my 11 in 2011 goal for knitting this year.

Sock Knitting Workshop – The Pattern

So the sock knitting workshop came and went, and the participants are knitting away on their socks.  I love seeing everyone’s photos of their socks in progress!

I figured I’d take the pattern and make it free and available for download.

Workshop Participants: I made a few changes (added in some helpful tips that we went over in class), so feel free to download and use this copy.

Click the image to the left to access the PDF pattern file.

Sock Knitting Workshop

I’m running a sock knitting workshop in Phoenixville, PA!  Check out the flyer above, but if you want the pdf version, you can grab that here.  I’ll be posting some more details later today, but I wanted to get this post up right away!

Someone forgot to put the cost of the workshop on the flyer.  So, the flyer on this page is the current one, sorry for any confusion!  The cost is only $7.  There’s still space left too, and if you need to brush up on some knitting skills before February, there’s plenty of time.

Here are a few videos from that show the skills you ought to have before the class.
Long-Tail Cast On
Knit Two Together
Basic Knit stitch – either continental or english is fine
Purl – again, either method is fine
Picking up stitches – I’ll be teaching this one in the workshop