Sundays, August 4th, 11th & 18th from 1:30 – 3:30 pm
Start you own family heirloom tradition and learn a collection of new skills in this Stocking Class. Do 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
- 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
- Introduction, casting on in the round, getting started
- Addressing problems, setting up the heel
- Working the heel and toe, duplicate stitch, finishing and blocking
- 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.