Gumball Socks — Sept. 15

Gumball Socks — Sept. 15

Regular price $45.00 Sale

We have 6 in stock.

Saturday, September 15, 11 AM–2 PM

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 SocksThese 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!).

Skills needed:

  • 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)

Materials: *

  • 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.

Preparation required: 

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.

Please familiarize yourself with our class policies before enrolling.