Sweet Feet - Spinning for Socks

Kate Larson

Friday AM

Handspun and knit socks can be a joy to wear. Understanding how fiber, yarn design, and knitted gauge intersect will help you create socks that feel better and last longer. We will spin a variety of fibers, talk about how to make the best use of each fiber's unique characteristics, and how preparation impacts the yarns we make. Bring your needles, try a few unusual cast-ons, and learn some creative mending techniques.

Skill Level: Ability to spin and ply a basic yarn.

Material fee: $10 variety of fibers, handouts, and recordkeeping materials.

Larson_Socks 2 lo

Student Supplies: A spindle or working wheel, extra bobbins, and lazy kate. Optional: Double pointed needles in US #3.

Homework: None