Topic: Sock Intensive - Day 1
Mentor: Amy King
Day 2 of the Sock Intensive will be held on Sunday at The Grange Hall in Glastonbury.
Sock Intensive with Amy King
April 8, 2018
Are you ready to take your sock spinning and knitting skills one more step? In day 1 of the sock intensive we made a bunch of sock yarns…. all but one. In day 2 we’re going to make one more sock yarn and then we’re going to focus the rest of our time on knitting. There are skills and tips to knitting socks that will make your life easier. We’ll work on DPN’s and/or circulars. We’ll work out a few tips for heels and toes. Finally we’ll darn! No matter how perfect our sock skills are, eventually all socks get a hole.
Student – Please bring a wheel in good working order with one bobbin. You must be capable of making yarn and have a good working knowledge of the wheel and be comfortable with basic spinning instructions.
Bring your knitting needles to make socks. You may need a few sizes just to make sure you’re able to work with the yarn you make. To work with circulars for socks – please bring circulars that have a super flexible cord and it should be at least 36 inches long. My preference is 40 but 36 will do. Any longer and I feel they get in the way.
Bring a 4-ounce ball of sock yarn (balled up and ready to go). Or you can bring a whatever yarn you want to practice with so you can get the skills if you don’t care about making socks.
You’ll also need a darning or kitchener needle. If you have socks with holes in it, bring those for darning. If you don’t have holey socks, bring a regular pair and we’ll pretend to darn them. Don’t worry, it won’t ruin the socks and it can be easily pulled out.. Bring any darning mushrooms or balls that you may have.
Summary of What To Bring:
- Spinning Wheel with one bobbin
- Knitting needles in multiple sizes. If circular, 36″ or 40″.
- 4-ounce ball of sock yarn balled up and ready to go, or practice yarn
- Darning needle
- Socks with holes in them, or socks to practice darning on
- Darning mushroom or egg, if you have one
The fee for this second day is $75.00. You can pay via PayPal ($77.48) on the Nutmeg Spinners' Guild website (www.NutmegSpinners.org).