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AA26: My First Pair of Socks!



This class will introduce you to knitting socks with an easy top-down pattern - perfect for your first pair! Learn the parts of a sock, including turning the heel, along with how to use double-pointed needles (DPNs). Pattern available in sizes child through adult large and can be tailored to fit. Socks can be knitted in either worsted weight or fingering weight yarn - choose 2 mini skeins if you'd like to do a contrast heel and toe like the shop sample.

Materials and Equipment
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Yarn: One skein of any worsted weight yarn; OR fingering weight yarn. Be sure to purchase the corresponding pattern for your yarn weight below.
Recommended Yarns: Malabrigo Rios or Alegria Grande for worsted; OR Baah La Jolla for fingering; PLUS choose two mini skeins if you'd like to do contrast heel and toe with fingering
Needles: US #3 and #5 DPNs for worsted weight; OR US #1 and #2 DPNs for fingering weight (set of 5 DPNs are needed)
Notions: tapestry needle, row counter, locking stitch markers, stitch holder (optional)
Pencil and paper for note-taking

Pattern:
Free download on Ravelry - print out and bring with you to class.

For Worsted weight yarn:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rye-worsted
For Fingering weight yarn:
https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rye-sock

***Yarn for the class must be purchased at Alamitos Bay Yarn Company before the first day of class. Yarn in skeins must be wound before the first day of class.
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Please Note: If necessary, class and workshop fees can be transferred to another class or credited to your account up to two weeks before the start of the class. We cannot credit accounts or transfer after that.
Skill Level:
intermediate
Skill Details:
Learn to use DPNs and do short rows to turn the heel
Materials Included:
None
Requirements:
Must be able to knit, purl and cast-on independently.
Instructor Name:
Abby Anderson
Instructor Bio:
Abby has been knitting for over 20 years, and has worked as a sample knitter. She grew up in Canada, where she worked in film & theater before moving to California in 2003. Her favorite projects always involve learning something new!

AA26: My First Pair of Socks!

Cost:
$ 75.00
AA26:   Wed, May 8, 2024 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wed, May 15, 2024 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Wed, May 22, 2024 at 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
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