Sock School One

Sock School One


Sock School One FULL

 with Venessa Bentley of Working Hands Fibre Arts Studio 

Thursday evenings, Sept 27, Oct 4, 11, 18. 6-8:30pm

an introduction to cuff down sock knitting

a great program for first time sock knitters

These make wonderful gifts

In this 4 week program, you will be introduced to the structure and form of a sock, knit from the cuffs to the toes.  Using double knitting (dk) weight yarn, you will work through a pair of beautiful socks, learning to turn a heel, to shape the gusset and toe, and to graft using the kitchener stitch to finish off.  Colour work patterns are included in the pattern if you wish to try them. 

Pull your first pair on in Week 4 and that will be the end of store bought socks for you!

You will need:

3 balls of dk weight wool, approximately 100 metres per ball. Choose 2 balls of one colour, and one of another colour if you want contrasting heels and toes. We are recommending Sandnes Garn Smart or Berroco Ultra Alpaca Light

3.25 mm double pointed needles, wood is best.  Bring two sets of needles if you can, and work on both socks each week. 

a spool of Woolly Nylon serger thread to reinforce the heels and toes.  

If you aren’t sure about this, Venessa will tell you more about this in the first class.  You will not need it until Class #2.

Venessa’s instructional pattern will be provided for you.

Please come into the shop before the first class to choose your yarn and needles.  

We will be happy to help you get ready for this fun class.

Join us and get your socks on!