Mar 5, 2017 Sunday
Just Us! Coffeehouse
5896 Spring Garden Rd.
Halifax, NS CA

This session will be in two parts: The first will be an analysis and discussion of the anatomy of a knitted cuff-down sock. Once you understand and appreciate the proportions within the sock structure, you can develop your own template and won’t need to refer to a pattern at all, except for specific stitch patterns such as cable or lace. The second part will be a clinic to help troubleshoot problems with socks-in-progress. Cast-on too tight? Can’t make the heel turn come out even? How do you avoid those pesky little holes as you start the gusset? Toe shaping not quite right? the dreaded Kitchener stitch? You might have your own tips and tricks. Bring along one or two sock projects, and we’ll sit and knit and share. Disclaimer: Participants should know that, while I’ve tried other methods, I use five double-points to knit cuff-down socks.

Bring one of the following:
A scented candle
A story about knitting
Colouring pencils or crayons
Dark or milk chocolate, drinking or eating

About the teacher, Colleen Putt

Colleen is a retired high school history teacher and has been a knitter since childhood. However, she had stopped knitting for a time because of arthritis in her hands. Then a desire to stop smoking led her to start making eyelash scarves (remember those?) which were then bestowed on friends and family for Christmas or birthdays. The ‘market’ for scarves quickly became glutted, so she decided to try to knit a pair of socks, and lo! an addict was born. In the past 10 years or so, Colleen estimates that she has knit over 400 pairs of socks and shows no sign of tiring of it. After all, people always need socks, right?. And sock yarn is amazing for its astonishing variety. Her mottos are “If I can’t bring my knitting, I’m not going.” or “If I sit, I knit.”

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