Online Class

Knit Original Cuff-Down Socks


Warm, cozy and cute — that's what your feet will be when you put them in hand-knit socks. Inspired, happy and proud — that's how you'll feel when you're the one who knit them by hand.

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What You Get

  • 12 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including four sock patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Donna Druchunas
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Master the traditional method of knitting socks with expert knitter and author Donna Druchunas. Donna guides you through sock fitting, heel shaping and stitch pattern choices. You'll learn to use three different needle types (double-pointed needles, two circular needles or the magic loop). Even super-experienced sock knitters will discover inspired variations on heels and toes, stitches, yarns, needles and colors. Whether you customize the universal pattern, or tackle one of Donna's three bonus sock designs, you will love the results.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
Meet Donna Druchunas and find out all of the reasons why cuff-down sock knitting is a great technique.
2. Anatomy of a Sock
3. Design Considerations
4. Heels With Flaps & Turns
5. Short Row Heels
6. Toes
7. Sock Planning Worksheet
8. Knit the Cuff & Leg
9. Knit the Heel & Foot
10. Knit Toes & Finish
11. Bonus: Calf Shaping
12. Bonus: Reading Charts

Taught by

Donna Druchunas
Donna Druchunas
Donna is an expert on ethnic patterns and techniques and is the author of six books, including Arctic Lace. She teaches workshops around the world on topics such as rug knitting, spinning and dyeing, Lithuanian socks, Japanese sweaters and Norwegian pullovers. Donna lives in a 150-year-old New England farmhouse with her husband, mother and three cats, who all help her test the usability and comfort of her finished knitted items.
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