Thursday, November 3, 2016

November Classes... Thompson River Socks

I am really looking forward to teaching a couple of classes at Gosh Yarn It! in Kingston, Pennsylvania during the knit-crazy month of November.

My Thompson River Sock pattern was published in the fairly recent 20th Anniversary Issue of Interweave Magazine: Interweave Knits, Fall 2016. I was beyond proud to have my worsted weight sock design, with all of my own "favorite toe-up sock things", appear in this anniversary issue of the magazine.

Thompson River Socks will be the class project for the two session Saturday afternoon class, November 12 and 19, 1:00-3:00PM. Session One will begin with Judy’s Magic Cast-On, and include working the lower stripe and beginning the stitch pattern chart. The focus of session Two will be the heel (short rows) and the cuff (more chart reading and colorwork). The class will conclude with a demonstration of the recommended tubular bind-off. 

Ann has ordered yarn to make "kits" with the small yardage of "Cherry Red" yarn you will need. The kit yarn, as was used in my sample (which is now at the shop) is HiKoo-by-Skacel SueƱo Worsted. The kits will include two skeins of #1310 Gray and a partial skein of #1322 Cherry Pie. This is enough yarn to make a pair of the 7” circumference (woman’s) or the 8-3/4” (man’s) socks.

Kits will be available (even to those not taking the class) any day now.

My next post will be on swatching for Thompson River (and other) socks. It will appear here very soon. Thanks for reading!    

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