Magic Loop Sock Knitting Class at Icon Fiber Arts with Terri Sipes

Magic Loop Socks: Knitting Class


Abstract

Sock construction is a technique that is essential for every knitter. This class focuses on applying the Magic Loop Method to knit a ribbed, top down sock with a sport weight yarn. Magic Loop is an alternate method to double pointed neeedles for knitting small circumference projects using a fixed circular needle. This class is appropriate for anyone new to sock knitting, as well as, intermediate knitters looking to polish their basic sock construction and finishing skills. 

Basic experience with knitting is a necessary prerequisite for this course. Participants must be able to demonstrate the following techniques: knit, purl, long tail cast-on, familiarity with Magic Loop Method, and bind off. Class size is limited to 8-10 participants in order to provide quality individual instruction.

Materials

    Standardized materials for the course are included in the price to faciltate your learning experience.

    Supplies provided:

    • 100 grams (1 Skein) of Darly yarn in your choice of colorway. 
      • The yarn chosen for this pattern is 1 skein (or 1 sock blank) of our Darly yarn. Please choose which colorway you would like for your kit when registering. Custom dyed semi-solids are also available upon request; provided registration is completed 1 week prior to the start of the class. Contact Josh with any special requests.
    • Size 2 US / 2.75 mm 40" fixed circular knitting needles;
      • Standard needles for the class are Dreamz by Knitter's Pride.
    • Sock Pattern by Terri Sipes
    • Written instructions in paper form and PDF form with embedded YouTube links for home support.

    Supply kits are made ready for you to pick up prior to the class. Simply pick up your kit from our valet table and claim a spot.

    You are required to bring the following supplies needed:

    • Paper, pencil, post-it notes,
    • Tapestry/Yarn needle,
    • Scissors,
    • 3 Stitch Markers
    • Removable Stitch Markers or Coil-less Safety Pins
    • 12" Wood or Metal Ruler
    • Flexible Measuring Tape

    If you already have Darly yarn in your stash, and/or the exact required needle listed above, please contact Josh by phone or in store to register for the class.

    The sample pictured for this class was knit from our Darly yarn in the Tea Rose colorway.

    Darly yarn is also available in the studio put up as a sock blank. If you wish to paint a sock blank or paint your own skein prior to the class please call for an appointment and allow at least a week's notice prior to the class to complete the painting. Additional charges apply for upgrading to a sock blank. 

    When

    This course meets for 3 sessions from 5:30pm-7:30pm on the following Tuesday evenings: January 22, 29, & February 5, 2019. 

    Where

    Classes are held at our studio, Icon Fiber Arts, located in buds 'n bloom at 1876 Dickinson Rd, De Pere, WI 54115. We ask that participants park in the back of the building and use the rear entrance. Our learning area is located immediately inside the back door. Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow yourself time to get situated. Class starts promptly at 5:30. Please notify us prior to the class if you need any accommodations.

    About the Instructor 

    Terri Sipes, owner of Yarn Travels LLC, has been knitting, crocheting and embroidering since she was 12 years old.  She has been teaching needle crafts locally for 20+ years at the Stitching Bee, Monterey Yarn, Spin of Door County and in her own studio Yarn Travels.  Terri's passion for knitting is evident when she shares that knowledge with others, using several methods to accommodate different learning styles, with a sense of humor in a positive, encouraging and supportive manner.  Terri was the founding President of the Bay Lakes Knitting Guild whose mission is to enrich the knitting community with fellowship and education and to be of service to northeast Wisconsin.

    Cancellation & Attendance

    A refund will be provided to attendees who cancel 72 hours in advance of the first session on January 22, 2019. There is no refund or partial refund for the class for any missed sessions. In the unlikely event of inclement weather that would prevent the class from meeting, the class will be extended and rescheduled as determined by the Instructor.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment of 6 attendees to go forward. In the event that a class cannot meet minimum enrollment, it will be cancelled 24 hours in advance. Full refunds will be provided for attendees for classes that don't meet minimum enrollment.