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Love knitting socks but not always happy with the fit? This class is the perfect introduction to some of the more technical aspects of sock knitting, allowing you to knit “off piste” a little and adjust sock patterns to suit your foot shape, rather than knitting something you love the look of and hoping that it fits.
The class contains a mixture of technical information, practical hands on measuring and knitting time to explore the shaping of heels and toes.
You will also be provided with a comprehensive handout that contains many heel and toe options that you can use to adjust patterns to suit your foot shape.
Level: Advanced beginner/intermediate and above
Skills needed: Ability to knit in the round
Basic knowledge of sock construction (you need to have knitted at least one pair of socks to benefit from taking this class)
Materials to bring: About 50g of DK wool to knit samples.
(I would recommend selecting something that has a high wool content, is light in colour, tightly spun and smooth. This makes it easiest to read your knitting and see what is happening.)
3.5mm needles of your choice for knitting in the round. (I would advise against the small 9in circular needles for this class. )
Lockable stitch markers in a few different colours.
Darning needle / tapestry needle for Kitchener Stitch.
Any “homework”?: None.