Beehive Wool Shop

Knitting Level 3: Socks - Toe up, Magic Loop


This class explores Toe-Up Sock knitting. You will be knitting 1 sock at a time using the magic loop method one on long circular needle. Advantages to knitting your socks from the toe up include: easy to try on while your sock is still on the needles, less concern about sufficient yarn quantities (simply bind off when you run out of yarn), easier to adjust for a high instep, plus no pick-up along the edge of the heel flap!

All our sock classes teach short rows for shaping the heel, picking up stitches (excepting toe up on circulars), shaping with decreases, grafting a seam, as well as pattern interpretation and fixing of common mistakes.   This patterns call for worsted weight yarn which means your socks knit up faster and you'll be able to start the 2nd sock as well.  

Length: 4 x 1.5 hours
: Provided
Skills Required:

  • Cast-on and cast-off
  • Knit and purl stitches
  • At least one type of increase and decrease
  • Pattern reading
  • Working in the round

Skills Learned:

  • Working in the round using magic loop
  • Judy’s Magic Cast-on
  • Paired increases and decreases
  • Short rows and wrap-and-turn
  • A reinforced heel flap that mimics the heel flap produced in top-down methods
  • A stretchy 1x1 rib bind-off
  • pattern interpretation
  • fixing of common mistakes.
Note: Students receive a discount code for 15% off the supplies for this class.
  • One 5mm 80cm/32" circular needle
  • 200g of worsted weight yarn (we recommend Berroco Vintage)
  • A darning needle
  • 1 stitch marker

Fall Sessions:

Dates Time  Teacher
4 classes: Wednesdays February 2, 9, 16, 23

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