• short socks - basic b

Knitting 104: Sock Knitting




Interested in attending but no sessions available that fit your schedule? Please fill out this form and we will notify you when new sessions are added!

Please note: All class registrations are final; please view our Cancellation Policy and Covid-19 Policy for more information. By registering for this workshop, you are agreeing to abide by these policies. Thank you for supporting our small business!  

Skill level requirement: Intermediate. This is NOT a learn to knit class; See below for more info. If you're a total beginner, check out our Knitting 101 Workshop.

Learn to knit socks! If you're an intermediate knitter looking to tackle more complex projects, this workshop is for you!

In this three-part workshop, we'll work through the Shorty Sock by Summer Lee Design Co. (the Basic B version). You will learn how to:

  • Use the magic loop knitting technique 
  • Make a heel flap and turn the heel
  • Pick up stitches 
  • Shape with decreases
  • Knit the kitchner Stitch
  • Follow a sock pattern

Due to the slow nature of knitting, you likely will not finish the sock during class hours. However, we will cover all of the trickiest parts, and you'll be well-prepared to finish on your own! Please note that this class moves at a fast pace and is the most advanced knitting class that we offer. Please call or email the shop if you aren't sure if this class is right for you. 

This is three-part workshop taking place on the following dates: 

Tuesday 5/21 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Tuesday 5/28 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
Tuesday 6/4 at 6:30pm-8:30pm 
**You will be assigned knitting homework to complete between sessions!**

SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This is an advanced level knitting workshop. In order to register, you must have confidence in the following knitting skills, and have practiced them in the recent past. We also encourage you to take at least one Knitting 101, 102, and 103 class before taking this class or have equivalent experience. We also recommend that you come into class having using DK weight or smaller yarn on at least one project. Due to the group nature of this workshop, we will not be able to provide instruction on the below. 

  • Casting on
  • Binding off 
  • Knitting in the round
  • Ribbing (knitting and purling)
  • Not required but helpful: Some experience with shaping using decreases (k2 tgth and SSK)
  • Not required but helpful: Kitchner stitch (the instructor will demo this technique during class, however you most likely will tackle this step on your own after class)

If you're a newbie or need a refreshed on any of the above, join us for Knitting 101 and Knit a Striped Summer Top to get some practice in and build your skills! Don't worry, we will offer this class again in the future so take your time skilling up so you can get the most out of this one when you're ready :-)

 Materials + Tools Required 

  • Shorty Sock Pattern -- Purchase the PDF here! Please bring a printed copy to class or have the pattern on a device you are able to mark up. We will be following the Basic B version.
  • 1-3 skeins of Sock yarn (depending if you'd like to do stripes and/or a contrasting heel/toe!)
  • Optional but recommended for use after class: Sock blockers and soak or other gentle detergent

Yarn & needles will be available for purchase at our shop in advance and on the day of class at a 10% discount!

    Class Details

    Date: select start date above (this is a three-part workshop; students must be available for all three sessions-- see above for details)
    Location: Brooklyn Craft Company, 165 Greenpoint Avenue (here’s where we’re located)
    Cost: $95 includes five hours of instruction, materials are not included. A 10% discount will be honored for all students at our shop, and on the day of class. 

    All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.

    Meet Your Instructor

    Kristin Parker (she/her) is a queer fiber artist currently living on Lenape/Canarsee territory in now-called Brooklyn. Her work centers around interdependence, repair, and connection. Kristin has been knitting for over 25 years and is particularly passionate about knitting socks as well as stranded color work using local fiber. She teaches knitting all over the city in both class formats as well as one-on-ones. Her writing about knitting has been published in Hudson Valley Textile Project’s publication Common Threads. Kristin is also very involved in the Fibershed movement and is co-leading the expansion of the New York Fibershed with NY Textile Lab. Though knitting is Kristin’s main squeeze she also adores spinning her own yarn, visible mending, natural dyeing, sewing, and dabbling in many other crafts. She is also an organizer with SURJ NYC, focusing on Indigenous Solidarity work. Connect with her at @kpmadethings on instagram.

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