Toe-up Socks on 2 Circular Needles (Finished)

  • Skill level: IntermediateToe-Up Socks
  • Dates: Saturdays, 7/Feb 1:00-4:00pm, 21/Feb 2:00-4:00pm, 28/Feb 2:00-3:00pm (3 session, 6 hours total)
  • Instructor: Trish Denhoed
  • Cost: $65 + HST + materials

We will knit a sock from the toe up using 2 circular needles. We will fit the sock to your own foot as we go and learn this unusual method of knitting socks which does not require any grafting, and turns the heel in an unusual way. Each class will concentrate on one of the challenging parts of knitting socks: the toe, the heel, and the cast off.


Techniques covered

The first class (3 hours) will be about the technique in general, making our cardboard foot pattern, learning the special cast on and getting the increases for the toe completed in class. Homework after that class will be to knit up the foot to the ankle.

The second class (2 hours) will be about Sweet Tomato Heel, developed by Cat Bordhi. We will work the heel together in class. Homework will be to knit the leg.

In the final class (1 hour) we will learn a stretchy bind off to finish the first sock and start the second sock to ensure we remember how to do it.

Prerequisite skills

It will be extremely helpful if you have knit any socks previously. Trish suggests that you need to have knit a pair of socks or at least knit in the round before you take this class.

  • 1 skein of sock yarn (100g)
    • lighter solid colours are easier to work with when you are learning
  • 2 circular needles, both either 2.25 or 2.5 mm
    • one cord should be 18”, the other 24” OR the two cords should be different colours
    • both needles should be the same material – eg both bamboo or both metal
    • The smaller your needles, the sturdier your socks!
  • bent tip darning needle, locking stitch markers (if you have them)
  • notebook, pen

Wind your yarn loosely into 2 equal balls before class. Creative Yarns can assist with winding if you do it well before class.

A moderate amount of homework will be assigned each week to prepare you for the next week’s instruction.