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Classic Argyle Sock! and other Retro Sock Designs
Date: Sunday October 2 AND October 9
Time: October 2 - 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Central Standard Time
October 9 - 2:00pm - 5:00 pm Central Standard Time (there will be some "bonus" content at the end of the second class)
Instructor: Harry Wells
Love those diamond shapes called Argyle, but are mystified about how to accomplish them? In this workshop, you will learn the classic technique, with tips and tricks, of knitting Argyle flat, along with a seaming method that makes the seam nearly invisible and not bulky. Each stage of the construction of an argyle sock will be covered, which is both similar and different to the traditional top down heel flap sock. (Participants will be using DK weight yarn so that progress can be made quickly.) Also covered will be how to calculate the size of Argyle diamonds for different gauges when designing garments and accessories. There will be two slide shows to inspire you: one on contemporary Argyle variations and one on intarsia retro sock designs.
Participants should be able to accomplish long tail cast-on, basic sts (K, P, SSK, K2 tog.) Having knit a basic top down, heel flap sock will be an advantage, but not necessary. Having worked with a chart will be helpful, but a quick overview of that skill will be covered in class as well.
This is ribbing for your sock. With straight needles, Size 5, CO 51 sts with MC (see supply list), leaving a 10” tail to be used later for seaming. Rib k1, p1 for 1 ½”, ending with p1 at end of last row (WS). Also, make two stockinette swatches with any worsted weight yarn, light to medium color, using size 6 needles: CO 16 sts and work 20 rows. Bind off and block. These swatches will be to practice the seaming technique.
Straight needles, Size 5. DK wt wool yarn (50g/135 yds), 4 colors. 100 grams of main color (MC), 25 grams of CC #1 (for diamond), 25 grams of CC #2 (for diamond), 7 grams of CC #3 (for criss-cross). The criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors. Also needed: highlighter tape or post-it notes, stitch markers, tapestry needle that will work with DK weight yarn, knitters' pins or locking stitch markers, size 5 DPNS, small knitting bobbins (EZ Bobs recommended).
Shipping & Returns
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Ten cent shipping on orders over $100.
Unused items in their original condition and packaging can be returned for store credit within 6 months of purchase. No returns or exchanges are available for sale items or jewelry.
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If String Theory cancels the class for any reason, we will refund your registration fee. If you are able to cancel at least one week prior to your scheduled class, you will receive a store credit for your registration fee. If you cancel less than a week prior to the class, you will receive store credit only if we are able to fill your spot. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide class make-ups.