Knitting and Fitting Toe-up Socks


Instructor: Kerry Maas

Time: Friday, 1–4 and 5–8 (6 hours)

Location: Classroom 2

Class fee: $90

Materials fee: None

Class size: min 2/max 10

Skill level: Intermediate. Students must be able to knit on double-pointed needles, be familiar with short rows (we will use two different kinds), and know how to make the crochet provisional cast on and M1 increases.

Participants should bring:

1 yard of waste yarn (preferably not feltable wool) close to the same size as the main yarn
5 yards of yarn in a size between fingering and worsted weight
A set of double-pointed needles that work best with the chosen yarn
A crochet hook sized to work with that yarn

10 in stock


We will be doing two things in this class: (1) knitting a miniature toe-up sock, so that participants can experience all the parts of toe-up sock knitting; and (2) using our foot measurements, knitting gauge, and math to work out the recipe for knitting socks to fit our feet. Students will leave the class with a miniature toe-up sock and a personal recipe for knitting their own full-sized toe-up socks.