Advanced and Improvers Sock Knitting

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With Jane Lithgow

The classes up to June are being rescheduled. We will post the new dates and be in touch with students as soon as we can.

June 21 & 28th 

This class is held over two consecutive Sundays from 1-4:00pm (6 hours tuition in total)

To celebrate the launch of the beautiful new book by Laine Magazine, 52 Weeks of Socks , we are offering a new advanced Sock Knitting Class that's sure to get the creative juices flowing. 

Class description

Has 52 weeks of Socks by Laine rekindled your interest in sock knitting? Have you flicked through the pages of beautiful socks and felt a little daunted by the array of techniques involved? If so, this class is for you.
Jane, our resident sock enthusiast has been through all the patterns and developed this brand new class based on the skills required to complete the socks in this book and indeed any sock pattern which may seem slightly out of your comfort zone.
Each week you will be presented with a range of skills to practice and lots of advice on getting the most from your new book or patterns. As participants are likely to come with a range of established skills, each person will have the chance to practice a skill or skills of their choice in class.

Purchase of the book is not essential for booking onto this class.  It is mainly used for reference of techniques.  

Over the two weeks you will have the chance to look at the following:

Week 1

Heels and texture

Short row heel

Flap and gusset heel

Afterthought heel

Cables and Twisted stitches




Week 2

Toes and Colourwork

Judy’s Magic Cast On



Stranded colourwork

Helical knitting

Slipped stitches.

*Please bring an 80 cm 2.5mm circular needle with a smooth join to class.  We recommend ChiaoGoo or Addi Sock Rockets for ease of use, pointy tips and a beautiful seamless join. You can of course bring your own favourite needles to use. 

Yarn will be provided but feel free to bring in any scrap yarn or special yarn you might be using for a specific project. 
Snacks , tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day. 

About Jane:

Jane Lithgow is a lifelong knitter, taught by her grandmother as a child. 

Infectiously enthusiastic and reassuringly patient, Jane regularly teaches at knitting shops across the country and beyond. She has also taught and demonstrated at music and fibre festivals, in museums, prisons, schools and art galleries. She can also be found at Loop as one of our regular Loopettes and is always willing to impart her wisdom and enthusiasm for all things fibre related. 

She is a published designer with a special interest in designing accessories, particularly mittens and socks.

Classes are held in the shop. Maximum of 7 students per class. 
100% deposit is required at registration.

Cancellation policy:

Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. 
We're sorry but Loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.