Long Lasting Socks with Kate Atherley: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom
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Long Lasting Socks with Kate Atherley Date: Tuesday, October 5th, 7:00-8:00 pm via Zoom Cost: $20
Make your handknit socks last longer. This session is all about practical solutions for making the most of these precious items. We’ll talk about how to start with longevity in mind: a discussion of yarn type, fabric and fit. I’ll share a variety of reinforcement strategies: other yarns and threads, special pattern stitches and key places to work them – not just the heel flap! And I’ll provide a few techniques for repairing thin spots and making sure holes never develop.
KATE ATHERLEY is a knitting author, teacher, and editor. Her latest book, Custom-Fit Hats is her ninth, and the fourth in a series on customizing projects for perfect fit and style; it joins works on shawls, socks, and mittens. She’s also the co-founder and publisher of Digits & Threads, an independent, member-supported online magazine about Canadian fibre- and textile arts, crafts and industry. The combination of her university degree in mathematics, professional experience in software development and usability, and training in garment and fashion design give her a unique perspective. She lives in Toronto with her husband and their rescue dog Winnie. www.kateatherley.com
Skill Level: Intermediate; To get the most out of this class, participants should have knitted a few pairs of socks
At the end of the class we will be raffling off a One Sock Kit - Essential courtesy of The Fibre Co ($40 value)! The kit includes an 100g skein (main color) & a mini-skein (contrast color) of Amble, plus the One Sock pattern booklet designed by Kate Atherley. One Sock is a classic top-down sock pattern to fit all feet with lots of opportunities to customize the fit and design.