Socks: A project that travels well and a class to show you how!
Thinking about your summer travel plans and what sort of project you could bring on your adventures?
We have had an increase in people over the past few weeks looking for that perfect travel project, something small enough to fit your carry-on and that can sit easily on your lap as for those long road trips or flights. If staying closer to home, pop your socks into your bag to take to park and enjoy the goodness that is knitting outside under your favourite tree.
Socks check all the boxes above and more. If you are have been wanting to try your hand at knitting your first pair we have the class for you with the brilliant Holli Yeoh.
DATES: Thursdays June 2, 9, 16 and 23rd from 6:00-7:30 pm PT.
For the knitter who has been knitting for a while and feels like they’ve found their footing. Let’s put a sock on it!
Over a few weeks you will knit a top-down boot sock (DK-weight) or an around-home sock (Worsted-weight). You can also knit a tiny sock if you don’t have time for homework. If you’re a knitting socks for someone else, bring in their measurements: foot circumference around the ball of the foot and length.
Techniques To Be Learned:
- Holli’s favourite stretchy cast on
- Circular knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs), or two circular needles or one long circular needle for Magic Loop (your choice)
- Avoiding ladders and loose stitches
- Heel construction including heel flap, heel turn and picking up stitches around the heel
- Grafting (Kitchener stitch)
- Getting the right fit
INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs
Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.
To register call 604-255-2577, or register online here!