Lithuanian Cuff-Down Socks* -  ()

Lithuanian Cuff-Down Socks*

$165.00 Each

*This class fulfills the Traditional Folk Knitting Requirement for WEKP.

Working from instructions translated from vintage Lithuanian knitting books, students will knit several types of heels and toes that have not been used in contemporary American knitting patterns. Class will also look at different types of sock construction used in Lithuania in the 19th century and will discuss the history and cultural development of Lithuania, with a focus on influences on knitting patterns and techniques used in the country. Students will also learn how to knit an unusual short-row heel that has a gusset, a stair-step heel, and several variations of heel stitches for heels with flaps. We will look at several ways to shape toes including two unusual spiral designs with decorative decreases. The instructor will have a selection of hand-knit socks from Lithuania to examine and will receive a collection of colorwork and lace charts for sock stitches popular in Lithuania.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Must know how to knit in the round on DPNs, 2 circulars, or Magic Loop
Instructor: Donna Druchunas
Date: Sunday, 6/10/2018
Time: 9:00am–5:00pm
Materials Required:

  • 100 yards each of 2 different colors of worsted-weight yarn
  • 2 sets of 5 US size 7 double pointed needles (or needles used to knit small tubes in the round)
  • Your Knit and Crochet Tool Kit
  • Scissors or yarn snips
  • Please bring your lunch, which you should plan to eat in the classroom.


  1. Cast on 24 sts in worsted weight yarn and join to knit in the round. Work in K2, P2 rib for 2 inches and put the live stitches on a piece of yarn. Please make THREE of these mini-cuffs, keeping the stitches live to use as technique practice in class.

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