Sweet Feet: Spinning for Socks
Handspun and knit socks can be a joy to wear. Understanding how fiber, yarn design, and knitted gauge intersect will help you create socks that feel better and last longer. We will spin a variety of fibers, talk about how to make the best use of each fiber's unique characteristics, and how preparation impacts the yarns we make. Bring your needles, try a few unusual cast-ons, and learn some creative mending techniques.
Skills needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn. Basic knitting skills (cast-on, bind-off,
knit and purl stitches).
Students to bring: A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy Kate. You will
need handcards for this class—some will be available to borrow. Double pointed needles
in US#1, 2, and 3 tapestry needle. Optional: Combs. inted tops, dyed batts, and a few
blending tricks. Skills needed: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.
Materials Fee: $15
Teacher: Kate Larson
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