Classic Argyle and Other Retro Sock Designs
A virtual class with Harry Wells.
Feb 11, 10:00-12:00am;
Feb 18, 10:00-12:00am;
Feb 19, 10:00-12:00am CST
Love those classic diamond shapes called Argyle, but mystified about how to accomplish them? Harry will show you the classic technique of knitting flat argyles, along with an almost invisible seaming method with no bulk.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Learn the construction and seaming technique for Argyle socks as you knit a pair in DK-weight yarn. The workshop is chock-full of tips and tricks, and learn more about these classics with two PowerPoint slide shows on Retro Argyles.
Argyle socks are similar to, yet different from, traditional top-down heel-flap socks. Each stage of argyle sock construction is covered. Harry also shows you how to calculate the size of Argyle diamonds for different gauges — an essential skill when designing socks, garments, and accessories.
Special skills or knowledge needed to take this workshop:
Participants should be able to accomplish long-tail cast-on, basic knit stitches (K, P, SSK, K2 tog. Having knit a basic top-down, heel-flap sock is an advantage, but not necessary. Having worked with a chart will also be helpful, but a quick overview of that skill will be covered in class.
• Straight and Double-pointed needles 3.75 mm/US 5
• DK-weight wool yarn (50g/135 yds) in 4 colors: 100g of main color (MC), 25g of CC1 (for diamond), 25g of CC2 (for diamond), 7g of CC3 (for criss-cross) The Criss-cross color should contrast with all the other colors.
• Highlighter tape or post-it notes
• 5 small knitting bobbins (EZ Bobs recommended, but any bobbins will work.)
• Knitting Basics: Sharp scissors, Notebook, Pen or pencil with eraser, Stitch markers, Tapestry needles (large and small), Tape measure, Small calculator, Needles and crochet hooks of various sizes