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Tom van Deijnen - Sock Repair

  • The Risk Factory 20 New Mart Rd Edinburgh, EH14 1RL UK (map)

Learn how to repair hand-knitted socks with Tom of Holland. In this class you will learn how to replace worn out toes and heels. Regardless of your preferred sock construction (toe up or cuff down, classic heelflap, short-row heel, or other heel constructions,) with the two techniques covered in this class, you will be able tackle any holey sock. Tom will give you plenty of hints and tips along the way, and share his wealth of experience in knitwear repair. The techniques will be taught on a sample you will need to make at home, but you are invited to bring along your own holey socks, too.
You will leave with a comprehensive handout to refer back to.

Level: Intermediate

Skills needed: Experience in sock knitting a must.
Know how to graft closed a toe (eg using Kitchener stitch)

Materials to bring: Leftover sock yarn from making the homework
Knitting needles used to make the homework
Yarn darner or tapestry needle for grafting/Kitchener stitch 

Any "homework"?: Students will be asked to knit a sock-like item with two heels. Full details will be sent out in January.

Class size: 12