Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Free Sock Knitting in the Round tutorial/knit along begins Next Week

Advance-beginner Sock knitting tutorial/knit along begins next week, right here, on the Joybilee Farm blog.  There will be 10 sessions over 3 weeks.  Pick up your yarn and dpns over the weekend and join in.  We'll be using Opal self patterning sock yarn (4 ply) and 4 - 3.5mm dpns.
Your LYS should carry this.  I'll post the pattern.

Necessary skills: Cast on (co), knit, purl, k2T, P2T, SSK.  If you need help with these I'll post a glossary to help you along. 

If you can knit and purl and cast on by yourself you have the necessary skills to succeed in this project.  You will also need to set aside knitting time to complete two socks -- One in the first 3 weeks and the second one on your own, referring back to the tutorial sessions if you need a refresher.  Average time to complete your first pair of socks -- 15 to 20 hours.

As a blog tutorial, I will post the pattern and step by step pictures as we go.  You can post your pictures on the Joybilee Farm facebook page and ask your questions there or here.  If you haven't already joined the Joybilee Farm Facebook page you can do that here.

Session 1 begins on Tuesday March 8th, "Elastic Cast On in the round."

Want to know more about Joybilee Farm?
Joybilee Farm is an eco- Fibre Farm and Fiber Arts studio in the Kettle River Region of BC, Canada.  See our website to learn more.

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