What the heck do men want when it comes to sox (strike that) socks? A living, breathing human male will reveal six rules of engagement for knitting socks for guys. Learn the DO’s and DON’T’s of color, tips and tricks for texture, and how to spice up boring business socks so they are as interesting to the knitter as they are to the wear-er. Fill in the blanks as we translate favorite feminine lace patterns into something more masculine. Share your own trials and tribulations in our interactive discussion about men and hands-on knitting experimentation. By the end of this class, you’ll understand many of the variables to consider when designing or selecting sock patterns for the men in your life.
|Class Skills:||Students should be comfortable working in the round, and care deeply about the male foot.|
|Class Length:||3 Hours|
3 yarns (could all be the same - from one wound ball or three miniballs) in a MANLY color (for discussion and swatching, 40 yards)3 sets of needles (dpn, straight or circs): 1 at recommended gauge for your yarn, 1 one size smaller, 1 two sizes smaller.Knitting graph paper.Paper and pen for notes.
As this is an intellectual and interactive class, your thoughts and participation are necessary!-bring stories of knitting socks for men, both hits and misses.-bring MANLY sock patterns to discuss.-bring WOMANLY and feminine sock patterns to discuss.