Join Erin (HennyPennyMakes) to learn sock knitting the traditional way. Using double pointed needles (dpns) and working from the cuff down you will begin creating a tiny baby sock. This will allow participants to cover all aspects of sock knitting in one class. Casting on, joining 'in the round', working the cuff, leg, heel flap, heel turn, foot, toe and finally grafting the toe closed.
Participants must be able to knit, purl, increase, decrease and follow a simple pattern. Although not essential some experience of working 'in the round' would be helpful.
Yarn, needles and light refreshments are included within the cost of the workshop but please bring a packed lunch.
Learn to Knit Socks with Erin Beel
You may cancel a workshop up to 10 days before the start date to receive a full refund. After this time only 50% of the workshop cost can be returned unless someone can be found to take your place. We keep a waiting list and will do our best to find a replacement on your behalf.
I've always had a love of colour and crafts so it was no surprise to my family that I started dyeing yarn - there's no better way to play with colour. I learned to crochet as a child by making blankets (my first creative passion) but I was too impatient to learn to knit - thank goodness that's not the case anymore!
When I learned to knit socks, I fell in love with the speed of making something small and the endless possibilities with colour and so I wanted to make my own sock yarns and make them as colourful as possible. I'm still aiming to make a pair in every colour of the rainbow. When I studied colour therapy, I loved learning about colour and how it influences us every single day. I often create yarn colourways by following my instincts/heart and then look at them with a colour therapist's eye to see what qualities they will combine - sometimes they surprise me!