Enjoy learning 19th century skills, while creating beautiful modern knitting projects!
Enroll in one or all of the knitting project workshops, ranging from Beginner, Beginner-in-Round, and Intermediate. Each class will build particular skills, leading to the final project–a custom fit pair of socks. Once you have learned how to knit your socks, get ready for our upcoming fall Knitting Bee, hosted during our Harvest Festival, the first two weekends of October!
Individual Workshop dates and projects:
Socks–Toe-up using Magic Loop | Sunday, Aug. 20 & Sept. 10, 12:30-3pm
This workshop can be taken as a continuing step from our June & July classes, developing beginner skills and knitting in the round—or completely on its own! This experience is developed for a confident, adventuresome beginner or intermediate knitter ready to learn how to knit socks! The project will be knit from the toe-up using the magic loop technique. Students may choose to work both socks at the same time, thus eliminating the dreaded “second sock syndrome” or each sock separately. Participants will begin by drawing a pattern of each knitter’s foot, to create custom fit socks.
Cost & Materials: WRHS Member: $70 Non-members: $80
- Small group class with step by step, in-person instruction
- Full day admission to Hale Farm & Village!
Skills: Skills needed: Cast-on, Bind-off, Knit, Purl, Kfb, experience knitting in the round.; Skills taught: Magic Loop, Turkish cast-on, Shadow Wrap Heel
Materials: Visit our local partner at Long Tail Knits and show your proof of purchase to receive a discount off your materials!
Yarn: 400 yards of sock weight yarn
Needles: US size 2 (2.5mm) 40-inch (or longer) circular needle (The 47-inch circular needle by Chiaogoo is an excellent choice.)
Other: Foot pattern, tapestry/darning needle; scissors