Knitting the Sock with the Perfect Fit

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Socks are popular knits for all the obvious reasons: takes one skein of yarn, small project, a (relatively) quick knit and the perfect size to carry around and knit on the go. Knitting socks is also practical; socks keep your feet warm. A well fitted hand-knit sock is sublime. Once you experience the perfectly fitted sock: slides over your foot, fitting like a second skin, but soft and warm, you will never wear commercially sized socks again. How do you obtain the perfectly fitted sock? Simple: know what to measure, where to measure, and how to turn those measurements into the number of stitches to cast on.

All students will learn to accurately measure and record the measurements of their own foot. Students will learn the formula to apply foot measurements and swatch gauge to determine the number of stitches to cast on and how to turn that number into the recipe for a perfectly fitting sock. Using worsted weight yarn, we will review techniques (heel flap, heel turn, etc.) on a mini sock.

Instructor:Kimberly Langley
Location:Classroom E
Date & Time:Saturday, Sept. 21, 1-4 pm
Minimum number of students:3
Maximum number of students:12
Minimum age to register for class:16
Skill level needed for class:Appropriate for advanced beginners. Must be able to cast on and knit in the round (dpns or circular needles) with ease.
Materials provided by the instructor:Handout. I do bring a backup supply of odd dpns, paper and pencils, ruler and tape measure.
Supplies to bring and homework:
  • A sheet of copier paper (8.5x11)
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Ruler
  • Paper and pencil, if you like to take notes
  • Homework!

Homework: Knit a swatch in stockinette. I recommend using a sock yarn (fingering weight) and a needle size between 1.75mm and 2.5mm. The swatch should have a horizontal measurement of 5 inches and a vertical measurement of 5 inches. Wash the swatch following the care instructions on the yarn label. It is important that the swatch is washed in the same manner as you will wash the finished socks.

Homework 2: Using worsted weight yarn and appropriate needles, cast on 30 stitches, being careful not to twist, join to knit in the round. Work 10 rounds of k2, p2 ribbing. Leaving work on needles, bring to class.

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