FREE Magic Loop Knitting Class
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 1-4 pm
Supplies needed: 32" or 40" circular needle -- Addi Turbo
(purchase needle at Graywood)
Size 2.75 mm or US #2 or 3 -- for sock weight
Size US #4 or #5 -- for sport/DK weight
Size US #6 or #7 -- for worsted weight
Light colored yarn appropriate to needle size
If you are a beginner, choose sport/DK or worsted weight yarn.
If you have knitting experience, start a pair of socks on sock weight yarn.
You should have basic knitting experience to take this class.
I'm teaching the magic loop method of knitting socks (or a sleeve, or a toy) on Wednesday, October 29. The class will run from 1 pm to 4 pm.
You will learn how to cast on and knit using a one long circular needle in place of double pointed needles. We will cast on one sock (class does not teach the two-at-a-time sock method) and you will get the gist of how the circular knitting flows using the long needle.
Each student will receive a FREE copy of the Not Rocket Science Socks pattern which is easily adapted to magic loop knitting.
Magic loop knitting eliminates the dreaded "ladders" that can form between the needles when you knit using double points. Using one circular needle instead of four or five double pointed makes sock knitting very convenient since you don't have to keep track of needles that seem to want to slip down the side of your chair at an inconvenient moment.
Please email (email@example.com) to reserve your place at the class. (Just say, "Hey Wanda, This is Mary Sue and I'm coming to your class next Wednesday!)
The supply list and the details are listed above. Class size is limited to 10 students (our table is only so big!) so reserve a place now. Come a little early if you need help choosing a needle size and yarn.
Hope to see you at Walk In Wednesday. Stop by and shop from our Graywood Designs Website inventory. We open our doors on Wednesdays every couple of months and have special sales on those days.
We are always open on Wednesdays (that's our website shipping day) and you are welcome to stop in from 10 am to 4 pm on any Wednesday.
Graywood Studio is located at the back of the 40 South Main building. Look for the double doors and the garden entrance.
Hope to see you soon!
PS Magic Loop is a REALLY cool technique! Even if you can't come to the class, stop by to see our sample socks in progress!
PPS The Addi Turbo needles make magic loop knitting possible. The cable has to be flexible with a smooth join. We'll have a nice discount for you on these needles on Walk In Wednesday.