Online Class

My First Toe-Up Socks

$29.99

Make toe-up socks you'll love to slip on. Gain the skills and confidence to choose yarn, customize length, add color options, incorporate a heel and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including sock patterns and foot measurement guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan B. Anderson
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Ready to dip your toes into sock knitting? Start working fantastic footwear with an afterthought heel alongside knitting designer and author Susan B. Anderson. Discover the benefits of this fun, unique method and see what supplies you need to have on hand. Then, find your specific measurements, start your socks with Judy's Magic Cast-On and practice using both double-pointed and magic loop needles for versatility. Take the next step in sock knitting as you learn how to knit an even toe increase, check gauge and find your ideal foot length, and even incorporate an afterthought heel placeholder. Move on to customizing your socks with Susan's tips for simple stitch patterns, stylish cuffs and a stretchy bind-off. End your socks successfully by returning to your afterthought heel to pick up stitches, work the Kitchener stitch, weave in ends and use blocking to make your stitches shine.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Setting Up for Success
15:24
Meet Susan B. Anderson and start class by learning the benefits of making toe-up socks and look at the supplies you'll need to succeed. Susan will explain the different parts of a knitted sock and how to make them work together based on your unique measurements.
2. Casting On
15:55
3. Working the Toe & Foot
25:35
4. Placing the Afterthought Heel
17:32
5. The Leg & Cuff
13:20
6. Working the Heel & Finishing
31:44

Taught by

Susan B. Anderson
Susan B. Anderson
Susan is curator of the Spud & Chloe blog and author of Itty-Bitty Toys and Spud & Chloe at the Farm. She taught herself to knit at 19 and eventually gave up a career as a school teacher to pursue knitting full time.

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