OMG Socks!! 2/18 - 3/10 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Join Jen Lassonde as she teaches you how to knit your first pair of socks! You'll learn how to knit the OMG Heel Sock pattern (by Megan Williams) to make a top-down sock that is fun to knit and fits you perfectly. OMG stands for One Needle Mock Gusset- in short, it's a variation on a traditional heel flap & gusset heel that works up faster and easier... but we think you'll be saying "OMG this is fun!"
Jen will walk you through how to get a good fit, ribbing for the cuff, working your heel flap, heel turn and gusset, decreasing for your toe and the kitchener stitch to close it up.
Please arrive 15-20 minutes before the first class to pick out yarn and materials for this course.
Supplies: ~400 yards of fingering weight yarn (solid, speckles, striping, whatever you prefer. Ideally not a really dark color as that will make it hard to see your stitches), US 1 (2.25 mm) or US 1.5 (2.5 mm) circular needles with a 32" inch cord, 1 removable stitch marker or safety pin to mark the front of your work.
A note about needles: we'll be looking to get a gauge of approximately 8 stitches per inch. As a general rule, if you're a tight knitter, you may want to go up a needle size; if you're a loose knitter, you may want to go down a needle size.
Must be experienced in: long tail cast on, basic decreases and knitting in the round.
Classes will be held from 3:00 - 5:00PM on Sundays, starting Februaury 18th, and continuing on Feb. 25, March 3 and 10.