Sock Boot Camp

Sock Boot Camp

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$65.00 CAD
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What It's All About

Come in for a two part workshop and learn how to make socks... so cozy and warm! Treat yourself and become a sock-knitting addict. We'll work on a small sample sock with worsted weight yarn and double pointed needles (dpns) or magic loop (one circular), as you prefer. During this four-hour workshop, you'll knit a short cuff, turn a heel, pick up stitches and work the gusset. We'll end up with a toe grafting lesson, either on your sock or on a sample piece, using the Kitchener Stitch. After class, you can cast on a “real pair” of socks and work them either at a worsted weight or with a fingering weight yarn (we have a pattern for that too). A River City Yarns exclusive sock pattern is included in your registration fee and will be provided in class.

Prework required:

For your sample sock, cast on 32 stitches on your dpns (or circs, as you prefer) and join in the round. Work approximately 4 inches of 2 x 2 ribbing (knit 2, purl 2 - repeat to end of round). Leave your work on your needles and bring to class.

Please Bring:

  • You’ll need a small amount (20g) of worsted weight yarn for your sample sock and 4.0mm needles

  • Approximately 200m of a worsted weight yarn if you’d like to do another pair of “boot socks” and 4.0mm needles; or

  • Approximately 400m or a fingering weight yarn and 2.5mm needles if you’d like to try a smaller gauge yarn.

Skill Level

You need to be able to knit in the round on double pointed needles or circulars. We recommend taking the Seamless Hat (Knit in the Round) workshop prior to this workshop if you haven't used dpns/magic loop before.

Other important info that you should know about...

  • You have to pay the registration fee in advance to hold your seat. You can pay online or call the store at 780-477-9276 to make a payment over the phone.

  • This workshop may be held on our mezzanine level which is roomy but only accessible by stairs. If you have mobility issues and can't manage the stairs, please contact Cynthia:

  • Cancellations? We know you have every intention of coming, but life happens, so we need a cancellation policy, and this is it: 

    • If you cancel 7 days (or more) prior to your workshop date, we will refund your registration fee less a $25 administration & service fee.

    • No refunds will be made if you have to cancel less than 7 days before your class is scheduled to begin. If you are unable to attend, you may ask a friend to take your place.

    • If minimum enrolment is not met we reserve the right to cancel the class. A full refund of your registration fee will be given should this situation arise.

  • Questions, comments, concerns, suggestions? Please contact

  • Private group or individual sessions are also available. For information please Cynthia (see above).