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Neighborhood Knits - RoundTable - Knitting Socks that Fit

  • 12/03/2020
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • via zoom
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Neighborhood Knits has moved to the virtual realm with a new format to be known as the RoundTable. The RoundTable will take place on Zoom. Participants must register, as with previous Neighborhood Knits classes. Participation will be limited to 25 members.

The RoundTable format.

Members will enter the meeting on mute.

The session will begin with a mini-lecture on the topic by the Instructor. 

We ask participants to mute their mic during this segment.

During the lecture segment, use the Chat function on Zoom to write down any questions that pop in your head. 

After the lecture segment, the Instructor will review the questions in the Chat and open the RoundTable to discussion by the participants. 

An Instructor may email a handout before class to define the discussion or suggest a “homework” to try out a technique that will be discussed during the RoundTable.

Please remember that a RoundTable is an academic discussion. We ask that all participants stay on topic and respect the opinions of other participants.

Knitting Socks 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? 

Simple, know what to measure, where to measure and how to turn those measurements into the number of stitches to cast on.

Homework:  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)

  •  pencil

  •  tape measure

  • ruler

  • The Homework!

Skill Level:

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

Instructor: Kim Langley

Date: December 3, 2020

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Zoom link will be sent in receipt for class registration.

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