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Knit Sock Workshop

with Donna Druchunas
Expand your sock-knitting options with a toolkit of helpful tips and techniques! Learn the Kitchener stitch, the figure-8 cast-on and much more.

Designer and author Donna Druchunas walks you through knitting socks from the ground up. From casting on to binding off, Donna details simple steps to make intricate sock patterns easy and enjoyable. Once you've worn handmade socks, your feet won't be satisfied with anything else. Donna introduces you to knitting from the toe up so you can try on the sock as you knit and adjust the height of the cuff. You will discover two techniques for starting a sock, three different heel techniques, and usefuls tips and tricks like the figure-8 cast-on and stretchy bind-off. Learn to read charts and use double-pointed or circular needles to create lace and stranded colorwork in the round.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet Donna Druchunas as she takes the mystery out of knitting socks.


Lesson 2. Charts and Materials


Lesson 3. Anatomy of a Sock


Lesson 4. Making Socks That Fit


Lesson 5. Knitting the Toes


Lesson 6. Best Foot Forward


Lesson 7. Heel Openings


Lesson 8. Leg Work


Lesson 9. The Afterthought Heel


Lesson 10. Finishing the Socks


Lesson 11. Bonus: Knitting Socks on Circular Needles


Lesson 12. Bonus: The Short Row Heel

"I can't believe how much I have learned from Donna. Her instructions are clear and concise, the close up views of her knitting along with her dialog made everything understandable and doable for me. ... Thanks Donna."
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