Saturday, July 20th

10-Noon & 1-3pm

with Johanna

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Ever wanted to make socks fit perfectly? Sometimes the trick is getting a good heel fit. This workshop teaches the math for Half Handkerchief Heel, French Heel, Round Heel, and Dutch Heel. Other heels styles will bee discussed. We will also cover the problem of heel flap length to improve fit.

Students should already be able to knit a simple sock pattern - an intermediate knitter should be ready for this class!

Supplies for workshop should include small amounts of 4 colors of different yarns, in fingering or dk weight.  Bring needles in varying sizes from 0 to 2 in 32” to 40” lengths.  You can use double points if you prefer. You will also need stitch markers.

Homework - Cast on 40 stitches on separate needles for each of your four choices of scrap yarn for your four practice samples. Any cast on of your choice will be fine. Complete 8 rounds on each sock in stockinette, garter or 2x2 rib.  Your choice.  Complete a 2 inch heel flap on 20 stitches and have your four samples ready to start the heel turn in class. 

Note:  It is faster to work samples in sport or dk weight yarn.   However, if you want accurate samples for the weight in which you knit most socks, you should try to use fingering or sock yarn.  Up to you.

Sign up by July 13th.


Class Materials/Preparation
Class materials may be purchased for 10% discount before the day of the first class – some restrictions may apply.  Project patterns are also available at a 10% discount; no charge for free patterns. Please plan ahead so that we are sure to have what you need and ready for you at your first class!

Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of your class so the teacher may begin promptly.

Class Size
Classes are usually limited to 6  adults – 16 years* and above. Class size is often smaller for beginning level classes and other classes where more one-on-one attention is necessary. We may accommodate larger numbers for lecture style classes and workshops by visiting teachers. * Under 16 years of age needs instructor approval

We also offer kids classes for our younger customers.  Parents and kids may wish to schedule a private lesson by calling the store.

Some classes have homework which needs to be completed prior to the first class.  Please check the class description page for homework required. It is also important that you complete your homework between meetings so classes can progress as scheduled.

Payment is required at time of registration. We cannot reserve seats for unpaid students. You may sign up online using credit card/Paypal; or someone may assist you signing up in the shop. If the class is full – please call to be put on a wait list.

Missed Classes
We are unable to offer free make-up sessions for missed classes or for cancellations. After payment is taken, we cannot credit your class fee if you cancel less than one week prior to your class. No credit will be given if you cancel for a special event class. 

MSK Cancellation
We may cancel classes with only one student registered 48 hours prior to first class; and store credit or refund will be given.