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  8041 S. 180th St
Kent, WA 98032

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Monday - Friday 9am-3pm


My First Top-Down Socks - Online Workshop

Always wanted to make your own socks and did not know where to begin? Join us for this class and learn the basics of making socks top down. We will be talking about sock anatomy, grafting, and tips to avoid holes and tight cast on. 

To concentrate on a sock itself, we will use Stockinette for a main stitch pattern.  There will be two other stitch patterns for a cuff and a heel that are added for functionality of a sock. The lace stockings in the photo are from Faina's book, The Art of Seamless Knitting, and could be a future project for you once you learn the basics!

This class is offered in two parts:

Part 1. Anatomy of a sock, cuff, and a heel.
Part 2. Foot, toe portion and grafting.

Homework: Watch Faina's video on how to work with double-pointed needles and joining the round without a gap:

With worsted-weight yarn and double-pointed US 7 or US 8 needles, cast on 48 sts on one of the needles.
Divide all sts between 4 needles, so each has 12 sts. Pm and join for working in the round, being careful not to twist the cast-on row.
Next rnd: *K1, p1; rep from * to end.
Repeat this rnd 7 more times.
Begin Stockinette. Knit all stitches on each rnd until sock measures 3” or desired length from cast on.

The event will be hosted via Zoom. Learn about accessing our online events HERE.

This is LIVE class. It will not be recorded, so please be sure you are able to attend :)

The times for this class are Pacific time.

Login information and handouts will be sent to you via email the day before the event.


Requirements: Class supplies: Yarn: worsted weight yarn Needles: Double-pointed needles US 7 or 8 Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle
Instructor: Faina Goberstein
Instructor Bio: Faina Goberstein is an independent knitwear designer, author, and professional teacher based near San Francisco, CA. Taking an early retirement from a long career as a math professor gave Faina a chance to let her creativity and long-time passion for knitwear design become a second profession. Faina's interest in a wide assortment of knitting techniques and stitch patterns is evident in her designs and topics of her inspirational classes. Faina is a great communicator and energetic teacher who cares about her students and focuses on sharing her knowledge and excitement about the craft. She teaches at Vogue Knitting Live, Interweave Yarn Fest, and various venues such as guilds and yarn shops around the country and abroad. Faina's designs often appear in internationally recognized magazines such as Rowan, Vogue Knitting, Interweave Knits, Knit.Purl, Cast-On and in numerous books. Faina is best known for her elegant and well-fitted classic designs.
Includes two-sessions of live online instruction

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