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Christmas Sock (Fairisle or Plain) • Sundays, September 15th, 22nd and 29th

$68.00

Sundays, September 15th, 22nd and 29th
1:30 – 3:30pm

Start you own family heirloom tradition and learn a collection of new skills in this Stocking Class. Knit a fairisle version or a plain with a contrasting heal and toe. Get a head start on your holiday knitting!

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Description

Sundays, September 15th, 22nd and 29th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm

Start you own family heirloom tradition and learn a collection of new skills in this Stocking Class. Knit a fairisle version or a plain with a contrasting heal and toe. Get a head start on your holiday knitting!

Time:  Three 2-hour classes

Level 2 Angora: ready to add to your staple skills, have been practicing knitting and purling or chaining and ready to read a pattern

Skills you need:

  • Long Tail Cast On
  • How To Knit and Purl

Skills you will learn:

  • How to do Fair Isle Knitting
  • How to join circular knitting
  • Left and Right slanting decreases
  • How to read color charts
  • How to make an Afterthought heel
  • Adding a third color with duplicate stitch
  • Two methods for closing a toe: Kitchener stitch and three needle bind off
  • Two methods of blocking: steam and wet block

Materials:

  • Worsted weight yarn, we recommend Spud & Chloe’s Sweater or Stonehedge Fibers Shepherd’s Wool.
    • Our sample used 60 yards of ivory, 60 yards yellow-green, 100 yards of blue.
  • US 6 & US 8 16″ circular
  • US 8 double point needles (5 needles)
  • Dental floss for afterthought heel
  • Download and print your stocking pattern Annie’s Woolens Christmas Stockings pattern through Ravelry; you can choose one of the fair isle designs or all 15 patterns are in this e-book

Classes:

  1. Introduction, casting on in the round, getting started
  2. Addressing problems, setting up the heel
  3. Working the heel and toe, duplicate stitch, finishing and blocking

Preparation:

  • You will get to the fun stuff quicker if you have cast on (using the long-tail cast on) and knitted your border as specified in the book.

Barbara Beliveau learned to knit at age 5 and has been happily exploring fiber arts ever since. She is currently addicted to lace knitting and spinning fiber for SAORI style weaving but always has time for intriguing projects.