Class - 2/24, 3/2, 3/9 - Mittens and Sock - Small Circumference Knitting

$ 80.00

Knitting Mittens and Socks - February 24th, March 2nd and March 9th 1:00-3:00pm.  This is a 3 session class.  Please be sure you can attend all sessions before registering.

Socks and mittens share many similar characteristics and skills, including, knitting in a small circumference, and kitcheners stich.  In this combined class, you'll join other advanced beginner to intermediate knitters and choose to make either socks or mittens.  You'll also have the opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the skills that other knitters are using in their projects.

Session 1: Cast on your sock or mitten.  In this class we'll discuss the different methods of knitting a small circumference in the round (Double pointed needles, magic loop, or 9" circulars) and the pros and cons of each.  Sock and mitten knitters will work on the same things!  I recommend waiting until during this class to purchase your needles so you know which method you prefer.  

Session 2: Turn your heel or split for your thum.  In this class, sock knitters will work through the heel turn in its entirety and mitten knitters will work the thumb gusset and separate the thumb from the hand of the mitten.

Session 3: knitting the toe of your sock or fingertips of your mitten and grafting the end stitches with kitcheners stitch.  During this session, all knitters will again use the same skills!

Prerequisites: You should be comfortable knitting in the round, decreasing and increasing.  For those coming to this class directly from knitting 101 and 102, I recommend choosing mittens.

Materials for sock knitters:

  • US size 3 needles - your choice of double points or circulars for magic loop (if you are familiar with magic loop), or 9" circulars (with DPNs for the toes).  Feel free to wait until the first class to purchase these once we've talked about the options.  
  • 1 skein of DK weight yarn (A wool/nylon blend is recommended for sock knitting as it gives the best mixture of stretch and durability.)
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers

Materials for mitten knitters:

  • US size 5 and 7 needles your choice of double points or circulars for magic loop (if you are familiar with magic loop), or 9" circulars (with DPNs for the thumb and fingertip).  Feel free to wait until the first class to purchase these once we've talked about the options.  
  • 1 skein of worsted weight yarn 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch Markers

We offer a 15% discount on yarn supplies for class to our registered students.  Please be sure to let us know at checkout that you are taking our class so we don't forget your discount!

Minimum Number of Students: 2
Maximum Number of Students: 8

Cancellations can be made for a complete refund 10 days before the date of the class.  Must Love Yarn reserves the right to cancel the class if the minimum number of students has not been met.  At that time, full refunds will be given to anyone who may be registered for the class.