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Neighborhood Knits - Knitting Socks that Fit

  • 04/30/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Lakeview Public Library, 2845 N. Sherman Ave, Madison
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Knitting the Sock with the Perfect Fit!                                 

Socks are popular knits for all the obvious reasons: takes one skein of yarn, small project, a (relatively) quick knit and the perfect size to carry around and knit on the go. Knitting socks is also practical; socks keep your feet warm. A well fitted hand-knit sock is sublime. Once you experience the perfectly fitted sock: slides over your foot, fitting like a second skin, but soft and warm, you will never wear commercially sized socks again.

How do you obtain the perfectly fitted sock?

Know what to measure, where to measure and how to turn those measurements into the number of stitches to cast on. Review of heels, cast ons and knitting in the round.


Knit a swatch in stockinette. I recommend using a sock yarn (fingering weight) and a needle size between 1.75 mm and 2.5 mm. The swatch needs to have a horizontal measurement of 5 inches and a vertical measurement of 3 inches (3 inches minimum, 5 inches is better).  Wash the swatch following the care instructions on the yarn label. It is important that the swatch is washed in the same manner you will wash the finished socks.

Necessary Materials:

a sheet of copier paper (white) (8x11)
tape measurer
needles appropriate to DK or worsted yarn
DK or worsted yarn (partial skein, enough to practice cast on)
If you like to take notes, bring a notebook and pencil/pen
The Homework!

Skill Level:

-appropriate for beginners, must be able to knit a swatch in stockinette stitch.

Instructor: Kim Langley

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