It's October, or rather, Socktober, again; and we have some things in store for you!
First, and most importantly, the Weaving Dept. is having a SOCK DRIVE! We will be collecting NEW white socks in MEN'S sizes to donate to the STL WINTER OUTREACH.
They distribute socks and other necessities to the homeless. In return for bringing in a pair or more of new white men's socks to the shop, you'll get 10% Off on sock yarn. (Guild Members receive an extra 5% Off)
You can also donate to the STL Winter Outreach directly.
Secondly, we have a couple Sock classes this month....
Toe-Up Afterthought Heel Socks Class is a group class taught by Casey. Learn to make a toddler sock from the toe-up with an Afterthought Heel. This will give you the basics to make socks of any size. Basic knowledge of Knit stitch, Purl stitch, Increases, and Decreases required. Yarn, Needles, Pattern, and Instruction $48. October 19 & 26, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Two-at-a-Time Socks Class is an advanced group technique class to learn how to make two socks at once, on one set of needles, ONE INSIDE THE OTHER. There will be pre-class work to complete before the class begins. You must have made socks before and understand sock construction. Understanding of or experience with knitting with both hands and/or Double-Knitting would be helpful but is not required. We will make one small pair of socks using the top-down method to get the principles and technique down. Bring two balls of Plymouth Yarn Dream Baby DK of distinctly different colors, and your preferred needles for working in the round, size 4 or 5. The recommendation is a set of 5 DPNs. Also bring one small crochet hook (for "just in case"). Two 2 hour sessions; $42. October 12 & 19, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.