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Knit Sock Workshop taught by Donna Druchunas

Donna teaches basic sock knitting, but even experienced sock knitters will pick up new tricks, including the Kitchener stitch and figure-8 cast-on.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Traditional, Retro / Vintage, Cute, Romantic, Classic
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What materials did you use? Classic Sock in French Blue from SunriseFiberCo.

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What are you most proud of? First pair of socks and they look pretty good. I modified the sock to what my roommate liked without getting lost.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Donna really gives you the tools to make a nice sock. Don't be afraid to read and listen to the instruction and then modify to what suits your needs. I adore the afterthought heel, and the Kitchener stitch is like magic.

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I love your adaptation! I would like to modify a pair just like you have, since I do not like knee-high socks. Was it difficult to figure out how to adapt the pattern?

09/08/2012 Flag

No I found that with Donna's instructions on customizing the fit + the anatomy of the sock section it was easy. I just knit the sock as instructed for the size I was making, did an afterthought heel and then knitted the length the recipient wanted. I would recommend that you still do the rib at the top, I had to reinforce the top with eleastic to make it stay on the foot.

09/18/2012 Flag

Love your socks !

05/16/2013 Flag

Thank you!

05/17/2013 Flag

I've tried socks before and couldn't get the knack of double pointed needles. Could you suggest material that isn't so slippy-slidey when the knitting process is underway? I'm excited to begin.

02/17/2014 Flag

If double points are too unwieldy you might try knitting socks on two circular needles or one long circular needle for magic loop. You could also try switching the material your needles are made of to wood or carbon fiber (Karbonz are my favorite right now). I'd stick with a superwash wool with nylon for the yarn.

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