I’m really happy! I’ve been hoping to pull together a sock class at the Yarn Barn for a while now. We finally did it! The students were Sue, Christy, Kathy, Dana and Sharon. They are pictured here with their works of art. The only prerequisite for the class was knowing how to knit and to purl. I used a freely downloadable basic sock pattern from online and divided the 4 sessions to cover: Week 1. mastering double point needles; Week 2. heel flaps; Week 3. turning the heel and creating the gusset; Week 4. grafting the toe. The students had great senses of humor and made each class really fun. They all worked diligently at their homework between classes. Each student left with a pair of socks either done or nearly so and a bunch of new knitting skills. Perhaps best of all, they had all sorts of ideas for other knitting projects they would like to tackle.
We’re thinking about offering a stranded knitting / fair isle knitting class next and are also looking for suggestions for other projects and classes to offer.