Plug and Play: Design Your Own Custom Sock Pattern
A virtual class with Amy Snell
Oct 8, 10:00am-12:00pm & 5:00-7:00pm and Oct 9, 5:00-7:00pm CDT
Amy will guide you through the planning process to design toe-up socks that are uniquely you, from start to finish: your gauge, your size, your patterning, your choice of heel, toe, and cuff.
Class sessions will be recorded and remain accessible online to registered students of the class for 4 weeks following the event.
Work through the supplied worksheet then plug in your gauge and measurements. You’ll learn how to incorporate a stitch pattern of your choosing, where and how to place different heels, leg increases, rib, and cuffs. We’ll work through the sock math together, learn about sock ratios, and discover the rule of the hand.
You’ll end up with a road map for a new sock pattern — one that is uniquely yours. Whether you’re planning to share your design with others or just make socks that are exactly what you want, you’ll learn important skills to bring the project within reach.
Please note that we will not be knitting the socks during this class, but rather we will spend the time planning and customizing our patterns.
Students should know how to knit, purl, increase, decrease, and work at a small circumference in the round.
• Printed handout (or ability to write on electronic version)
• The yarn you plan to knit your socks from, or a yarn of the same gauge (generally fingering)
• Needles of a suitable size for knitting the yarn in a small circumference in the round (dpns, one long or two short circular needles, usually in size US #0-3)
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
Optional: A stitch dictionary or favorite stitch pattern(s) that you would like to incorporate
No pre-class work required.