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THIS IS AN ONLINE CLASS via ZOOM, so you will also need to have a decent internet connection and download the free ZOOM app. Instructions will be emailed before 1st class.
This toe-up sock class is a skill building opportunity to knit socks with completely replaceable heels and toes. Over three weeks we’ll tackle the beautifully invisible Turkish cast-on, Holli’s favourite increases, placeholder stitches for the heel, a stretchy sewn bind-off with no sewing, opening a large hole in your sock for the heel, and grafting on the needles. Take this opportunity to learn a “new-to-you” technique for working in the round: two circular needles, one long circular needle for the Magic Loop technique or double pointed needles. Or feel free to use needles that you’re most familiar with while learning the other new skills.
There will be homework each week so you’re ready to try the next step in the class together.
You may knit a sock of any size, but plan to work about half the sock between each class. If you’re knitting a sock for someone else, come to class with the foot circumference and foot length (not shoe size).
Skills needed: Participants should have experience knitting in the round and be familiar with making cuff down socks. For this class is it recommended to use heavier yarn such as a Sport, DK or worsted weight and needles about two sizes smaller than the ball band recommendation. We recommend the Uptown Worsted on 3.5-3.75mm needles. This will knit up faster and be more a pair of slipper socks.
Digital copy of Holli Yeoh's Tip Toe Up Socks pattern.
DATES: Thursdays June 10, 17 and 24th from 6:00-8:00pm PDT
COST: $95 (+tax)
Minimum 3 and max 10 participants
INSTRUCTOR: Holli Yeoh of Holli Yeoh Designs
Holli feels strongly about fine craftsmanship, believing that while there’s more than one right way to do things, it’s important to do it right! To this end, she teaches skills that enable knitters to feel justified pride in their finished objects, while accommodating different knitting styles and preferences. Students leave her workshops with an arsenal of valuable techniques, deep understanding of the choices to be made in knitting, and new confidence.
Photos courtesy of Holli Yeoh.
This was a wonderful class! I knit my first sock and learned a lot of other knitting things on the way <3
Holli not only worked with us through the pattern, but also prepared class notes with more detail and explained everything multiple times. She is very organized and thoughtful about her classes, making sure to divide the work between the weeks in a way that makes sense - we were learning something new each time and doing homework in between. She created a warm and friendly environment, as we had a lot of time together and were all chatting while knitting some rows to get to the next technique to learn. I also now feel ready to get some machine knitted sock tubes and put toes and hills into them, as Holli was answering questions above and beyond what the class covers.
I'm also impressed with her setup for the class. I take a lot of Zoom classes for knitting, ukulele, and other hobbies, and this was by far the most professional and seamless setup I've seen (and I work in tech, where a lot of people know how to set things up). The lighting is great, she uses a separate camera to show the samples and techniques, switching between camera views with ease, she had an abundance of samples to show us, mindfully using different colors to make sure everything is visible. If you saw the knitting tutorials on her website, expect the same level of polish and professionalism from the class - I think she should teach other teachers on how to set up the class experience :)
I'm excited for the new year and taking more classes with Holli. This was totally worth the time skill-wise, as I learned to make toe-up socks, community-wise by meeting all the wonderful knitters, and also professionally, to see how I can make my Zoom meetings better (I work and mentor folks remotely).