How many knitters have wept to see their handknit socks sprout holes too big to mend, or spent hours darning the soles of favorites? Elizabeth Zimmermann created a surprising way around that heartache and this class will share her secrets. The resolable socks are made on straight and circular needles in a way that allows you to remove the entire sole when worn through and simply knit on a new one! You can even change the sole color the second time around. Worked from the cuff down, this pair of socks works up quickly using EZ's novel shaping.
Skill Level: Intermediate Instructor: Beth Altimari Date and Time: Fridays, 10/12, 10/26, 11/2 and 11/9; 10:30am - 12:30pm Materials Required:
- Elizabeth Zimmernann’s Knitter’s Almanac (15% discount)
- Approximately 300-350 yards of a DK or Sport weight yarn that gives you 6 stitches to the inch
- One pair of straight needles that gives you 6 stitches to the inch in a stockinette swatch knit flat
- One pair of 16” circular needles that gives you 6 stitches to the inch in a stockinette swatch knit flat
- Optional: A spool of reinforcing thread Please complete the following, prior to class: - Knit a stockinette stitch gauge swatch on straight needles, changing size as necessary to achieve 6 stitches to the inch.
- Bring swatch to class.