Happy Heels Fiber Friday with Ann Budd via Zoom
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Happy Heels Fiber Friday with Ann Budd via Zoom



In this two-hour online workshop, Ann Budd will demonstrate three popular types of sock heels—the round heel, the short-row heel, and the afterthought heel. While the round heel is most easily fitted when worked from the top down, both the short-row and afterthought heels can be worked equally well from the top down or from the toe up, and both are great for adding spots of contrasting colors. All three types are interchangeable. A handout of the three techniques will be provided. If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles (you may substitute another method for working small circumferences in the round but the techniques will be demonstrated using double-pointed needles), and three homework swatches.

If you’d like to practice the techniques demonstrated, you’ll need worsted-weight yarn, size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles (you may substitute another method for working small circumferences in the round but the techniques will be demonstrated using double-pointed needles), and three homework swatches.

Homework prior to class *
(Optional) Happy Heels Swatch Instructions You will need worsted-weight yarn, a set of five size U.S. 7 (4.5 mm) double-pointed needles (or another way to work a small circumference in the round with the understanding that the instructions and demonstration will use double-pointed needles), and about 24” (60 cm) of smooth waste yarn and a tapestry needle for the Afterthought Heel. You will need a total of three (3) homework swatches. Round Heel Swatch: Cast on 28 stitches. Arrange the stitches on 3 double-pointed needles so that there are 7 stitches on Needle 1 (for half of the back of leg, heel, and sole), 7 stitches on Needle 2 (for the other half of the back of leg, heel, and sole), and 14 stitches on Needle 3 (for the front of leg and instep). Place marker if desired and join for working rounds, being careful not to twist the stitches. Work in k3, p1 ribbing for 4 rounds, then work the stitches on Needle 1 again, ending without working Needle 2. The heel will be worked on the 14 stitches combined from Needle 1 and Needle 3. Leave stitches on needles (or place on stitch holders) and cut yarn, leaving a 10-yard (9 meter) tail to work the heel. Short-Row Heel Swatch: Cast on 28 stitches. Arrange the stitches on 3 double-pointed needles so that there are 7 stitches on Needle 1 (for half of the back of leg, heel, and sol), 7 stitches on Needle 2 (for the other half of the back of leg, heel, and sole), and 14 stitches on Needle 3 (for the front of leg and instep). Place marker if desired and join for working rounds, being careful not to twist the stitches. Work in k3, p1 ribbing for 4 rounds. Knit all stitches for 4 rounds for the ankle, then knit the stitches on Needle 1 and Needle 2 again, ending without working Needle 3. The heel will be worked on the 14 stitches combined from Needle 1 and Needle 3. Leave stitches on needles (or place on stitch holders) and cut yarn, leaving a 4-yard (3.6 meter) tail to work the heel. Afterthought Heel Swatch: Cast on 28 stitches. Arrange the stitches on 3 double-pointed needles so that there are 7 stitches on Needle 1 (for half of the back of leg, heel, and sol), 7 stitches on Needle 2 (for the other half of the back of leg, heel, and sole), and 14 stitches on Needle 3 (for the front of leg and instep). Place marker if desired and join for working rounds, being careful not to twist the stitches. Work in k3, p1 ribbing for 4 rounds. Knit all stitches for 6 rounds, then knit the stitches on Needle 1 and Needle 2 again, ending without working Needle 3. The heel will be worked on the 14 stitches combined from Needle 1 and Needle 3. Leave stitches on needles (or place on stitch holders) and cut yarn, leaving a 6-yard (5.5 meter) tail to work the heel. Bring your swatches, needles, and yarn to class.



Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Must have basic knitting skills. This class will be taught on DPN's.
Materials Included: Handout and will provided by Teacher
Requirements: Students must purchase class materials at the Longmont Yarn Shoppe. They will enjoy a 10% discount on class materials.
Instructor: Ann Budd
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