Peddling My Wares

Did you know that you only need three, well, maybe four knitting techniques to knit socks (apart from knit and purl)?

All it really needs is

– ssk

– k2tog

– pick up stitches

and, while not really a technique since all you do is move a stitch:

– slip a stitch knitwise/purlwise

If any of this sounds familiar but you never have knit a sock in your life, why not sign up for my sock class, starting the upcoming Monday,  September 16? You’ll learn how to knit a sock top down on double  pointed needles using the four techniques mentioned above.

There are times when it is surprising even to me how little we need to create a certain shape with sticks and yarn. Socks in particular never seize to amaze me. Especially when you go beyond the self-striping yarns and venture into the more intricate patterns like lace or cables.

_DSC3428My ‘Embossed Leaves Socks’ pattern. Once you know the construction of a sock, this is not hard to do!

There are plenty of other classes to be had, have you checked out our schedule yet?

Happy knitting, as ever!

– Mona

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