Ann Weaver - Toe-up Socks
Sunday, February 28
1 - 3pm Central Time
Learn to knit socks from the toe up using the magic loop method! Knitting from the toe up enables you to try on your socks as you knit, ensuring the best possible fit. Once you master magic loop toe-up socks, you can try two-at-a-time toe-up socks, eliminating second-sock syndrome from your knitting experiences. In this workshop, we’ll knit a mini-sock using worsted weight yarn.
We’ll cast on, shape the toe, shape the heel, and bind off. When you leave, you’ll be ready to cast on for a real sock using small needles if you choose.
We can start your full-sized sock at the end of the workshop if you like, so bring fingering weight yarn and a 32-inch US Size 1 or 2 circular needle if you have one.
Skills needed: Knitting in the round on a small circumference using double-pointed needles, two long circular needle, or magic loop. We’ll learn magic loop in class. • Basic increases and decreases.
Techniques covered: Magic loop • Figure 8 cast on • Other technical details of knitting toe-up socks
Materials needed: US Size 7 circular needle, 32 inches long or longer for magic loop • Stitch marker • Row counter (optional but helpful) • Small amount (20 grams is plenty) of worsted-weight yarn in a light, solid color for knitting the mini-sock
Ann Weaver has created things her whole life. She learned to knit when she was seven, learned to read a pattern at 22, and started sharing her designs through various forms of publication in 2007.
Since graduating from New York University with majors in Art and English, Ann has worked as a deli associate, Harvard graduate student in Assyriology, Macy’s cosmetics counter manager, teaching fellow, assistant curator, state bureaucrat, temp, Akkadian instructor, medical secretary, assistant office manager, barback, commercial bread baker, and proofreader, among other things. She is always looking for a new adventure.