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Intro To Socks: Magic Loop and More!



We love knitting socks for many reasons... they are easy to knit once you learn the anatomy; they are very portable for knitters on the go;  they feel fantastic to wear; and most importantly, sock yarn is SO MUCH FUN to collect! During this class students will knit a sock from the cuff down while learning the following skills:

  • The anatomy of a sock
  • Magic Loop method of knitting in the round
  • How to turn a heal
  • How to make a gusset
  • Right and Left leaning decreases
  • The Kitchener Stitch method of closing a toe

Intermediate level students have the option of knitting a lace sock while incorporating the following additional skills:

  • How to read a chart
  • How to make a yarn over properly
  • SSN (a technique to knit three stitches together in an attractive way)


Materials for class

Time is set aside during the first day of class to find and purchase materials needed other than a notebook and pen. If you wish to give the class as a gift along with the materials, please consult a shop employee before making any purchases.

  • The Super Easy Sock pattern (a copy will be provided by the instructor at the first class)
  • 1 skein Malabrigo Rios, MadTosh DK, or any other superwash DK to worsted weight yarn. (If you would like to knit two color socks as pictured, a 2nd skein in a complimentary color is required. Fun Fact: You could get 2 pairs of socks in inverse colors out of the 2 skeins!)
  • Size US 6 (4.0mm) 40” circular needles, or the size needed to obtain gauge
  • a crochet hook for picking up stitches (optional)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Wool wash


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Suitable for Beginner to Intermediate
Requirements: Students should be comfortable with the long tail cast on, knit stitch, and purl stitch. Nothing more is needed!
Instructor: Sonna Schuttner
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.