Online Class

My First Socks

$19.99$39.99

Put a handmade spring in your step as you knit your first, favorite pair of socks. Use yarns you love to make beautiful, comfortable socks with step-by-step guidance.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class materials, including two sock patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Lucy Neatby
  • 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

Learn how to knit socks with designer and author Lucy Neatby. Find out how to cast on with perfect tension. Knit in the round using your favorite method and choose one of four style variations for your ribbed cuff. Work your sock leg in stockinette with no gaps, before creating a heel flap that's shaped to curve gently around the back of your foot. Finish the sides of your heel flap, and decrease in the round until you reach your original number of stitches. Get the perfect foot length, and shape the toe for a great fit using a technique that makes grafting a breeze. Finish your socks with techniques for closing holes, fixing any imperfect stitches and more. Knit cute, cozy socks you can't wait to pull on.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Sock Anatomy & Casting On
14:54
Meet your instructor, knitwear designer Lucy Neatby, and learn more about the top-down socks you'll be making and the materials you'll need. Then jump right into casting on using a long-tail cast-on. Lucy shows you two ways!
2. Joining & Working in the Round
27:47
3. Cuffs, Edgings & the Leg
35:19
4. The Heel
21:42
5. Knit-Up Round & Instep Shaping
26:02
6. The Toe & Finishing
40:21
7. Choosing Your Sock Options
12:01

Taught by

Lucy Neatby
Lucy Neatby
A former navigation officer for British cargo ships, Lucy Neatby now finds herself submerged in the fabulous world of fiber. Whether designing, writing or instructing, she strives to bring out the true fun in knitting. Her website, Lucy Neatby Designs, is no different. Lucy is also the face behind a series of instructional DVDs, Learn with Lucy, and the author of popular books, including Cool Socks Warm Feet, Cool Knitters Finish in Style and A Little Book of BIG Holes for Hand-Knitters.
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