Thursday, August 30, 2012

Sock Class

It's been forever since I posted but I've had nothing to show you. I have plenty of things on the needles but nothing completed (the story of my life!). I did finish a pair of socks for my friend Libby but forgot to take a picture before I gave them to her.

On Monday night I taught the last in a series of four sock knitting classes at Cock-A-Doodle Quilts. This is the second time I was asked to do this and I had six brave victims students this time around.

For this class I wrote my own pattern, going into more detail than is usually provided in sock patterns that presume you already have some knowledge of sock construction. It's a basic top down sock, knit on double-pointed needles. As this was the first time I've ever written a knitting pattern, there were a few bugs and a few places where some more details were needed. A big thank you to my students for their patience and their help in making it better.

Liz got her first sock finished at the last class and modeled it for us:

Linda finished one too but I didn't get a picture. Everyone else was on the home stretch. We'll see about getting together again in a couple of weeks for a final sock fashion show.

It's quite satisfying to make your own hand knitted socks (they make great gifts too!) and it's not as difficult as you might think. Try it! You'll like it!!

If you'd like a copy of my pattern, please leave me a message in the comment section or send me an email at quilt dot stitch at gmail dot com (replacing the word dot with . and at with @)

And now back to one of the two shawls I am currently working on ... or the socks ... or the sweater ...


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