Learn to knit socks! If you've mastered knitting basics and are 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!
This is three-part workshop taking place on the following dates:
SKILL REQUIREMENTS: This is an intermediate level knitting workshop. In order to register, you must have confidence in the following knitting skills, and have practiced them in the recent past. 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)
Materials + Tools Required
- Shorty Sock Pattern -- Purchase the PDF here! Please bring a printed copy to class. We will be following the Basic B version.
- 1 skein of Sock yarn (or 2 if you'd like to do stripes or a contrasting heel/toe!)
- 40" Circular Knitting Needles - Size 0 or 1 - Chiaogoo Red Lace Stainless Steel needles are strongly recommended!
- Small Stitch Markers
- Small tapestry needle
- If opting to knit two socks at a time, you will also need Size 1 double pointed knitting needles
Yarn & needles will be available for purchase at our shop the day of class at a 10% discount!
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 the day of class.
All class registrations are final; please view our policy for more information.
Meet Your Instructor
Kristin (she/her) is a queer fiber artist whose work centers at the intersection of usefulness, beauty, and revolution. She finds inspiration in connecting with the local NY Fibershed, other fiber artists, native plants, and in righting our relationship to the land and people who stewarded this land that we now call New York. Kristin has been knitting for over 25 years. She is particularly passionate about knitting socks and stranded color work. She also loves visible mending, sewing, and dabbling in many other crafts. You can find her @kpmadethings on instagram.