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Knit Maker 201: Socks

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Vickie Howell

Knit Maker 201: Socks

Vickie Howell

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Lesson Info

1. Class Introduction

Lesson Info

Class Introduction

Hey there, I'm Vicki Howell, and welcome to Knitmaker 201, socks. If you are watching this course, that means that you already a full on knitter, so welcome to the breathen. I'm happy to have you here, and I'm real excited to walk you from the very tip top to the very low toe of making socks. We are gonna be making this pair right here, and we've gotta have a couple of options, so we've got these sort of like gender neutral, nice plain option. We're gonna be talking about a ribbed cuff. We're gonna cover how to work the heel, how to turn the heel, how to work the foot, and finally how to change color on the toe, and then finish it off. Then, if you're feeling sassy, I'm gonna also show you how to do this pico edging. It's totally optional, it adds a little fem touch that you may or may not want, but it's a little bonus that's kind of sweet and adds a really unique little personal flair to it. And bonus, bonus, it's actually crocheted, so I'm sneakin' a little of that in there too. Tota...

lly optional, but I'm really excited to get you started. Sometimes people are a little bit intimidated by sock making, but after this course, I promise you that you're gonna feel totally equipped. You're gonna be on solid ground to knit your little happy sock heart out for the rest of your knitting life, so what are we waiting for? Let's get started.

Class Description

As your knitting ambitions begin to outpace your technical know-how, you’ll find that learning advanced techniques from a book can be both challenging and boring. It can be difficult to turn intermediate patterns from flat diagrams and instructions into a garment you’ll treasure.

Master crafter Vickie Howell will help you visualize and create a pair of socks in this fun, informative class. Join us, and you’ll learn:

  • How to knit a sock from start to finish
  • Tricks for creating the heel of a sock
  • How to graft the toe using kitchener stitch
It can be hard to set aside time for your creative outlet, and even harder to put time and energy into doing the research and legwork to advance your skills. Vickie Howell turns this formula on its head. Your craft should be your inspiration, and learning new techniques should be fun, attainable, and energizing.

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E.L. Bl/Du

VICKY is so awesome, and now Im ready to knit socks. Ive been wanting to for a long time, she is so great about encouraging us to jump in. She has a way of making what seems so complicated seem easy and do-able. I am actually super excited about trying. I really miss all her great tips on Knitty Gritty, and was so delighted to see her on CL, my 2 favorites together, what could be better....MORE PLEASE....


Love Vickie Howell and I love this class! I've been wanting to learn how to knit socks for awhile and when I saw that Vickie was teaching this class I knew I had to join!


well done videos, but really wish I had known it was knitting with 4 needles. I wanted a class on knitting with circular needles. I assumed it was circular needles, I thought the four needles way was left in the past haha. guess not!