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Knit Maker 201: Socks

with Vickie Howell

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About The Class

Learn advanced knitting techniques from a master - and have fun!


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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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

    01:36
  2. 02

    Getting Started: Casting On & Knitting Cuff

    18:26
  3. 03

    Heel Flap

    06:04
  4. 04

    Turning the Heel

    07:01
  5. 05

    Gusset & Foot

    13:12
  6. 06

    Toe Decreases

    09:15
  7. 07

    Kitchener Stitch

    08:08
  8. 08

    Picot Edging

    05:44

Meet Your Expert

Vickie Howell

Vickie Howell is a Craft Author, Designer, TV host, Maker, Spokesperson, Brand Ambassador and Consultant in the Knitting and Crochet Industry. Vickie is most well-known as the Host and Creative Consultant of DIY Network & HGTV’s show, Knitty Gritty, her best selling craft books, and her accessible, inclusive approach to nurturing the creative community via print, video and social media. ... read more

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  • pdf Socks Pattern
  • pdf Knitting Abbreviations

66% of students recommend this class.
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  • E.L. Bl/Du

    E.L. Bl/Du

    November 2018

    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....

  • evilmiss

    June 2016

    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!

  • Jihan kh

    February 2019

    I don't like this class! she is not serious in some videos and her socks example was horrible.. :(

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