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Suitable for everyone who can cast on, cast off, knit and purl. Some experience of knitting in the round is helpful but not essential. This course is a good progression from the DK Mitts course.
Description

Nothing beats the cosy comfort of hand knitted socks. It is also a fabulously portable project being small enough to fit in most handbags, ensuring that no time is ever wasted again sitting in a waiting room or on public transport.

During this three hour workshop Nicky will teach you the anatomy of a sock, how to turn a heel and how to graft a toe. You will be working in the round either on double pointed needles or a long circular needle using the magic loop method, whichever is your preference. You will be given a basic sock pattern to start working from in class which you can take away and finish at your leisure after the workshop.

Materials

Attendees will need to bring: two 50g balls of a DK yarn and one ball in a contrast yarn if a contrast heel and toe is desired. A set each of 3 3/4mm and 3 1/4mm double pointed needles or the same needle sizes in a long (80cm or longer cable) circular needle if working the magic loop. Pen/pencil, scissors, tapestry needle. Also stitch markers if you have them.

Maximum number of attendees: 8-10

About your tutor

Nicky Barfoot is an artist, designer and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the London and Harrogate Knitting and Stitching Shows. Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University and a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design. Her accessible patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect.

Through her teaching, Nicky aims to share the enjoyment, relaxation and well being associated with the process of making something, with love, slowly, by hand.

TICKETS TO BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE FROM JOLLY STITCHER.