Would you like to learn to knit socks?
I’m running a class at Lighthouse Yarns this weekend. You can find out more details here.
Did you know that the word sock is derived from the Old English word socc which means “light slipper”.
Socks have evolved over the centuries. The earliest version was made from animal skins that were gathered up and tied around the ankles. By 1000 AD the sock became a symbol of wealth among nobility. Today you can get socks in all shapes, colours and sizes. From ankle socks, to fairisle socks, to yoga socks.
In this 3-hour class you will learn to knit a mini sock that will cover all elements of sock anatomy from cuff to toe. At the end of the class you will receive a basic pattern for an adult sized version. You will need to bring along 2.5mm needles and approximately 100 yards of fingering (4-ply/sock) weight yarn to make the mini sock.
Learn to Knit Socks
Saturday 13th September 2014 2-5pm
Lighthouse Yarns, Whitehead
To reserve your place just ring Lighthouse Yarns or call into the
shop and speak with Louise or Nina.