Custom Socks with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!
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Custom Socks with Ann Budd VIA ZOOM!

In this 4-lesson online class, you’ll learn the basics of top-down sock construction as explained in Getting Started Knitting Socks and how to use foot measurements and knitting gauge to knit a perfect pair of socks, no matter the foot size or yarn gauge. Beginning with a flexible cast-on at the top of the leg, through a flap-and-gusset heel, and ending with Kitchener stitch at the toe, Ann will demonstrate every step necessary to make a pair of socks for any size from child to large adult.A handout including a customized pattern will be provided. Homework is required.


1. Choose a yarn that’s at least 75% wool and composed of two (or more) plies. If using sock yarn (i.e. fingering weight), you’ll need about 300 yards (275 meters) for children, 400 yards (365 meters) for women, or 450 yards (411 meters) for men’s socks. You’ll need less of heavier yarns.
2. Work a gauge swatch on 40 stitches, worked in rounds, changing needles if necessary until you get a sturdy fabric that you like. Measure your gauge over 2” (5 cm) and divide by 2 to get the number of stitches (including fraction of stitches) per inch.
3.  Use a tape measure to measure the circumference of the widest part of your foot (excluding any bunions); typically this is around the ball of your foot.


Homework swatch and measurements; yarn and needles used to get gauge; needles one size larger than used to get gauge; removable (safety-pin type) stitch markers; tapestry needle; Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd (optional).

YOUR ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT out the evening before the first class.  It will be the same link for all classes.  If you do not see it, check your spam filter.  This class will be recorded and you will get a copy of the recording to view for one week. 
A minimum of 8 students will be required to host this class.

Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: Students should be comfortable knitting small diameters in the round. The instructions will be for using double-pointed needles, but you are free to substitute another method with the understanding that I'll be demonstrating on double-pointed. Students must know how to knit, purl, cast-on, k2tog, ssk.
Requirements: Students must purchase yarn with Longmont Yarn Shoppe to participate in this class. Use coupon code STUDENT10 at checkout to get the student discount.
Instructor: Ann Budd
Instructor Bio: Ann Budd is an author of more than a dozen ever popular knitting books, a devoted teacher who helps other develop their own approach to knitting and designing, and is the founder of Knit for Fun Retreats.

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