JC18 Waste Not: Socks
with Jolie Elder
If you stash or spin, then sometimes what you have is all there is. In this class we will cover toe up, two at a time sock constructions. Students will learn toe-up cast-ons, two at a time construction, and stretchy bind off. Eliminate second sock syndrome by casting on both toes and knitting until you run out of yarn. Students will learn Judy’s magic cast-on, Turkish figure-8 cast on, Jeny’s surprisingly stretchy bind-off, tubular bind-off, working two at a time on two circulars or one magic loop. Skill level: Intermediate. Students should be able to work in the round, make ribbing, increase and decrease, and work short rows. Prerequisite: Students should already have knit one sock (top down is fine), so they already understand the basic elements of sock construction. Supplies: Class yarn (smooth, non-splitting, light or bright or medium color), needles for working in the round, two circulars or one long circular for magic loop, blunt tapestry needle.
About the instructor: Jolie Elder has explored a wide range of needle arts after learning to cross stitch at age four. Her formal education includes a B.A. in art and a M.A. in art history from Penn State, and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies from University of Michigan. She designs, teaches, and stunt knits in the Atlanta area where she demystifies the obscure. She is a past president of both Atlanta Knitting Guild and North Georgia
Knitting Guild, and is currently active with Southeast Fiber Arts Alliance and Center for Knit and Crochet. Her published patterns accentuate geometric structure and feature meticulous techniques. She blogs her knitting experiments at jolieaelder.blogspot.com and posts on Ravelry as “Jolie.”