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Knit a Pair of Socks Course

A fun 3 part course teaching you the intricate art of knitting socks with Harriet of Flock Workshops

  • Starts 4 Jul
  • 60 British pounds
  • London Road

Available spots

Service Description

Knit a Pair of Socks Course - A special short course running as part of the Bus Stop Studios Summer School Start now and give as the perfect Christmas gifts! Over three sessions we will cover everything you need to knit a pair of cosy socks, top down with a heel flap and gusset. Including: knitting small circumferences in the round, selecting sock yarn, working a stretchy cast on, knitting a heel flap and turning a heel, picking up stitches and grafting/kitchener stitch. Skills required: participants should be comfortable knitting and purling. Experience of knitting in the round and increasing/decreasing is desirable but not required. Session 1: Introduction and Cuff We will cast on our socks using a stretchy cast on and knit the cuffs. We will discuss different methods for knitting small circumferences in the round and how to select appropriate sock yarn. Towards the end of the session participants will be shown how to knit a heel flap. Session 2: Turning a Heel and picking up gusset stitches Between sessions 1 and 2, participants will complete their leg and heel flap. In this session we will turn our heels, pick up gusset stitches and learn how to decrease for the foot. Session 3: Toes, grafting and finishing We will discuss different methods for knitting toes, and demonstrate how to graft a wedge toe closed. We will also discuss finishing and blocking and caring for hand knit socks, and look at some ‘next step’ sock projects. Participants will be provided with a printed pattern during the first session. They will need to bring: 100g of sock yarn and 2.5mm needles (either double pointed needles, a long circular or flexible double pointed needles). A kit including a skein of The Fibre Co. Amble sock yarn and a set of needles will be available to purchase for £25 prior to the class. --- Harriet is an experienced knitter and teacher and the co-owner of Flock, an online yarn and knitting shop based in St Leonards. Harriet runs the Bus Stop Studios 'Knit Club' weekly knitting group which runs Thursday evenings starting in May Running 3 Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8:30pm 4th July - 18th July at Bus Stop Studios 53 London Road St Leonards on Sea East Sussex TN37 6AY

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

Please note our classes are mostly aimed for adults. Please get in touch to ask if you are unsure. Our classes are non refundable. Due our small class sizes it is very difficult to transfer your booking to a different date. If you cannot attend a class and are able to notify us at least two weeks before the class starts, it may be possible to fit you in on another date but this is not guaranteed so please give us as much notice as possible to increase your chances. T&Cs Terms & Conditions • You can book places on our classes, workshops and events on our website or in person at Bus Stop Studios, 53 London Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex TN37 6AY • Places are booked on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment is required at the time of booking in order to reserve your place. • Bookings and payments will be confirmed by email. • The materials and tools needed for each class varies, so please refer to the course description but don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries. • If you are unable to attend a class, workshop or event you may send someone else in your place. You must let us know the name of the attendee prior to the class, workshop or event taking place. • Confirmed & paid bookings are not eligible for payment refunds. • You can transfer to another class, workshop or event or receive a credit note if you notify us at least 14 days before the date of the class, workshop or event you are booked on to attend. • In exceptional circumstances, where we may have to cancel one of our advertised classes, workshops or events, you will be offered a full refund. • If a class, workshop or event is cancelled our liability is solely for the cost of the booking fee, not for any other costs you may have incurred such as materials you may have purchased in advance, travel costs or accommodation. • Attendees at our classes, workshops and events are not permitted to use any of our instruction sheets, photography or designs for their own classes or other commercial concerns.

Contact Details

  • Bus Stop Studios, London Road, Saint Leonards-on-sea, UK

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