Teachers & Classes

Carson Demers : Ergonomics for Sock Knitters

Making socks should be as comfortable as wearing them. But many sock knitters have aches and pains creating their fantastic footwear. Fear not! This class will teach you ergonomic basics for injury prevention and explore risks and remediation for knitting socks. A little knowledge and some simple changes will help make your body happy from head to toe. Bring your knitting and materials for note taking.

What you’ll need:
A sock in progress.
Notebook and pen.

Lucy Neatby: Double Knitting for Socks

An exploration into a variety of Double-Knitting techniques applicable to the ardent sock knitter including: Tubular cast-on methods for 1 x 1 and 2 x 2 ribs. Two-colour DK technique for double layer socks with a quilting technique to allow the soles to be stuffed with fleece if desired. How to create a double sole or a pocket in a single yarn sock.

What you’ll need:
One set of 5dpns in size 3-4mm, US3-5. If you prefer working on circular needles 
(one or two) bring a suitable selection.
Four larger size dpns or a couple of larger circulars
Scraps of waste yarn
Crochet hook
Darning needle
Usual knitting paraphernalia

Tina Newton: Dye Shady:  

We’ll plunge the deep murky depths of colour all the way down to our soles.
Exploring the dark corners of a hue, learning how to make that certain chemical magic happen with dye on yarn, specifically sock yarn. We’ll play with saturation levels, shading, contrast, layering and over-dyeing.  We’ll design and dye a three colourway palette with your favourite shady hue as the core colourway.

What you’ll need:
Please bring an apron or clothes that you don’t mind getting dye on.
Think deep dark thoughts,bring some shady inspiration. 

Stephanie Pearl-McPhee: Advanced Sock Survival

Advanced Sock Survival, complete with tricks, tips and sock history, all designed for the sock master.  Wondered how to adapt and change patterns to make them your own? Wondered how to be more efficient, or if there’s a better sock knitting way? How about the history of socks? This class is designed to make you more than a regular sock knitter.  
You’ll be a Sock Ninja. 

What you'll need:
Sock failures and, or problem socks.
Usual sock knitting paraphernalia.
Whatever size needles you usually use to knit with Blue Moon’s Socks that Rock heavyweight.