Socking it to you

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This Sunday I headed off to a sock class at the wonderful Oxford Yarn Store. I was joined by 3 other students Jeremy, Elizabeth and Heidi and the class was expertly taught by James.

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We started off by studying the instructions and the most excellent multi coloured sock (different colours for different parts).

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Soon however the study was over and it was time to have a go, starting with casting on:

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And then splitting the stitches across all needles.

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Then it was onto doing the rib before falling back to regular knit stitch

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Once we had a few rows of straight stitch it was time for reviving tea and biscuits (and studying more completed socks),

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before moving onto the heel (no photos of this in process as it was a bit tricky, but here is the finished thing).

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It doesn’t look much but there is sweat in those stitches! A break for lunch was definitely needed before we moved onto the toe!

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There were lots of stitches to pick up before we decreased quite sharply ready for the final bit of finishing at the end.

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And before you knew it we had Kitchener stitched the end and had our completed socks.

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Thanks to James for being such a patient teacher:

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And my fellow students for being such good fun 🙂

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Alas the yarn fumes from the shelves were too strong and I didn’t escape without a nice stash of beautiful sock yarns:

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I haven’t cast on a full size sock yet however as a G&T was in order when myself and the mini sock returned home (you can see the sock is having a nice time in this one).

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