Two-at-a-Time Toe Up Socks- September 12, 19, & 26
Instructor: Doris Lewis
Dates: Tuesdays, September 12 and 26
Time: 6:00p – 8:00p
Skill Level: Intermediate
Skills needed: Knit, purl, increase with kfb, some experience knitting in the round, having previously taken the Top Down Custom Fit Socks class is helpful but not essential.
Skills taught: Turkish cast-on, Fish Lips Kiss Heel, sewn bind-off
300 – 400 yards of fingering weight or sock yarn or 220 – 350 yards of DK weight yarn. A yarn with a bit of nylon or acrylic will wear better than 100% wool.
Needles: Two circular needles at least 24 inches in length. If you are using sock yarn, the recommended size should work well. If using yarn other than one made especially for socks, choose a needle one size smaller than recommended. The key here is that a tighter gauge will make sturdier, longer-lasting socks.
Other: Piece of cardboard for making a foot tracing, tapestry needle
Pattern: You will need to purchase the “Fish Lips Kiss Heel” pattern. It is available for $1.00 on Ravelry.
With a few key measurements, a gauge swatch, and some simple calculations, you can make a pair of socks using only a basic outline for a pattern from any yarn of your choosing. These socks will be knit from the toe up on two circular needles two-at-a-time, thus avoiding the dreaded ‘second sock syndrome’. Once you know the basics, you will be able to knit socks using your choice of stitch patterns. The heel construction for this sock is the “Fish Kiss Heel”, a generic heel construction that can be used on any sock whether knit toe up or cuff down.
Additional Information: Prior to the first class, please follow steps 1 – 7 of the Fish Kiss Lips pattern and make a template of the foot of the recipient of your knitted pair of socks. Bring this template to class with you.
Beginner - you have no experience with the technique or skills, the class is designed to teach you the basics.
Intermediate – you have some experience and confidence with the technique or skills, but need a bit more practice, you’re ready to take your skills to the next level.
Advanced – you know how to read patterns and understanding how the stitch is made; you know what you are doing. You are ready for a challenge and to learn new techniques and skills.
The cost of the class does not include materials or patterns so these must be purchased separately. We are more than happy to help you choose the proper materials listed for each class for which you will receive a 10% discount. Please be sure to make your purchases prior to class to avoid any delay in start time.
Class descriptions will include experience level and provide instructions for any homework that needs to be completed prior to class. Please come prepared since there will not be time during class to catch up on homework. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding homework.
Students must register and pay prior to the class, in person, online or call-in to reserve a spot. We accept cash, check or credit card payments for classes.
Cancel 48 hrs or more prior to class – full refund
Cancel 24 – 48 hrs prior to class – Receive a store credit for full amount
Cancel less than 24 hrs prior to class – No Refund of any kind
If Harps & Thistles and/or the instructor cancels the class for any reason you will have a choice of applying the fee to another class or receiving a refund.
Yarn must be returned within 30 days to receive a refund.
Yarn may be returned within 30-90 days for exchange or store credit.
No returns after 90 days.
Needles are returnable within 24 hours for refund.
Needles may be returned within a week of purchase for exchange or store credit.
No returns after one week.
Custom orders require 50% down with the balance due when yarn is picked up.
Custom orders may be retuned for exchange or store credit only – no refunds.
All returns must be in like new condition with all labels and tags in good condition.