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Socks on Sunday

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
Lara Neel

Lara Neel

We are so excited to have Lara Neel back at the shop this weekend!


Lara is a local knitter and author of the great book sock construction Sock Architecture.




Sock Architecture

Sock Architecture

We have 2 classes coming up on Sunday, May 31st.


The first class is Beyond the Basics Socks.  You’ll learn all sorts of cool sock stuff.
-How to work the “new” ssk
-Three ways to increase, m1L, m1R and m1P.  How they play well together and how to use them.
-How to work the “extra needle” cast on the easiest, fastest provisional cast on, ever.
-Learn two ways to start toe up socks.
-Work Jeny’s Stretchy Cast Off, using either a knitting needle or a crochet hook.
-Use dental floss to make grafting easier
-Pick up stitches from gussets with confidence, every time.


This class is from 10am – 1pm.  Click here for registration information.


The second class is Heels You May Not Know.  Sick of one boring heel pattern?  Learn about all the other ways you can make heels!
-The thumb-joint afterthought heel can be made either toe up or top down.  If you think you don’t like the fit of afterthought heels, you may be in for a surprise.
-The balbriggan heel can only be made from the top down.  It has little or no gusset and is very fast to work.  Lara will teach you tricks for grafting and picking up stitches for beautiful results, every time.
-The joined heel flap doesn’t have the most romantic name, but is an easy way to make toe-up socks for an unusual look and a quick knit.


This class is from 2pm – 5pm.  Click here for registration information.


Hope you can join us!