Class length
3 hours
 
Skill level
Intermediate
 
Class type
Project/Technique
 
Supplies needed
1.75 oz (50 g) smooth, light-colored, worsted-weight yarn
Two US 6 (4 mm) circular needles (any lengths)
3 stitch markers
Safety pin
Stitch holder
 
Materials fee
None
 
Homework
Cast on 24 stitches. Purl 1 row. Place stitches on stitch holder. Cut yarn, leaving a 10 yd ball of yarn attached.
 
Techniques to be covered
Knitting with two circular needles
Slip knot
Turkish cast-on
Toe shaping
Taking foot measurements
Adding a stitch pattern to a sock
Gusset shaping
Heel shaping
Heel flap
Leg
Cuff
Alternate bind-off for ribbed cuff
EZ’s sewn bind-off
Tubular bind-off
Hemmed cuff with picot or purled turning ridge

Downside-Up Socks

Downside-Up Socks photo

Class Description
Turn tradition on its head! Use two circular needles to knit a sock from the toe up. Start with an unconventional cast-on, form a perfect heel without picking up any stitches (and without that pesky hole, too!), and finish with your choice of a ribbed or a hemmed cuff.