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Knit Original Toe-Up Socks

with Donna Druchunas
Knit Original Toe-Up Socks
Say goodbye to seaming and knit your socks from the toe up! Combine the shaping, stitch patterns, heels and toes you prefer into the design you want.

Embrace the time-tested method of toe-up knitting! Join popular instructor Donna Druchunas, and learn how to create your own seamless sock design by mixing and matching different features. Start class by learning about the anatomy of a sock before moving on to the shaping and stitch patterns you can use. For toes, Donna will lay out the steps to the moccasin toe, the wedge toe and the short row toe. When you move on, you'll discover how to create afterthought heels, gusset heels and short row heels. Want to ensure sock success before you start? Donna will guide you through taking accurate measurements and planning your sock using an included worksheet. Plus, you'll learn great tips and tricks for polished finishing and receive three free patterns included with class!

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Donna Druchunas and find out all the reasons why toe-up sock knitting is a great technique.


Lesson 2. Anatomy of a Sock


Lesson 3. Design Considerations


Lesson 4. Moccasin Toe


Lesson 5. Wedge Toe


Lesson 6. Short Row Toe


Lesson 7. Afterthought Heels


Lesson 8. Gusset Heels


Lesson 9. Short Row Heels


Lesson 10. Sock Planning Worksheet


Lesson 11. Knit Toe & Foot


Lesson 12. Knit the Heel


Lesson 13. Knit Leg & Cuff


Lesson 14. Finishing


Lesson 15. Bonus: Two Socks at Once


Lesson 16. Bonus: Reading Charts

"Oh my, every lesson is so packed with uselfull information that one needs to take a deep breath before starting. The result: 3 pairs of custom fitted socks for hiking in the high mountains 5 hours daily for 2 weeks and NOT a single blister!"
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