This 3-hour class walks knitters through the heel of the cute ankle sock pattern we released for the 2018 VA Knits VA Yarn Crawl: the Gumball Socks. These whimsical socks are knit in one piece from the ankle down with no seaming. Even though they are especially low socks, the unique ankle shaping keeps them from slipping down over your heel. The class is taught by the pattern designer, and she will also discuss how to size your socks perfectly to your feet (or the feet of whoever will be wearing the socks!).
Knit and purl comfortably
Some familiarity with increasing and decreasing (K2Tog, SSK, M1L, M1R)
Knitting in the round
What you'll learn:
short row ankle shaping
unique ankle sock construction
KTBL (knit through back loop)
100-150 yards of fingering weight yarn
US 1.5 (2mm): 4 DPNs AND 1 24" circular needle
Pattern: “Gumball Socks” by Jacqueline Cieslak ($5)
*Students receive 10% off any supplies purchased for the class.
Students should cast on and complete the "ANKLE" section of the pattern using DPNs. If they are able, they should also try to complete the "BACK OF HEEL" section of the pattern, although there will be time in class to work this section if needed.