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Take a Class with Melissa Morgan-Oakes!

Melissa Morgan-Oakes is coming to Loop this March to teach us to knit two socks at the same time. Melissa is the author of the bestselling 2-at-a-Time Socks and Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks. Her designs have been published in Knitty and Yarn Forward magazines, and in several pattern collections. She also sells patterns in her Ravelry shop.

I hope you’ll join us for one – or both! – of Melissa’s classes!

2-at-a-time Socks

2-at-a-Time Socks
$72, Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 4:30pm (includes 30-minute lunch break)

Why two socks at once? Well, why not? Just imagine, two socks started and finished at the same time. They’re still portable, still fun, but no “second sock syndrome”. With the creator of this novel knitting method, you will create your own sample socks using the book 2-at-a-Time Socks.

supplies:
One copy of 2-at-a-Time Socks.
50 yards EACH of two colors of worsted weight yarn.
One 40″ long US 6 circular needle. (*note – the size of the needle is not critical as long as it is comfortable for you to use with worsted weight yarn.)
One locking ring stitch marker that can be attached to your work.
Darning/seaming needle.

Toe-Up 2-At-A-Time Socks

Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks
$72, Sunday, March 25 from 10am to 4:30pm (includes 30-minute lunch break)

What could be better than socks knitted 2-at-a-Time? 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from the toes to the top! Now you can build your socks all at once from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises and you can make a cuff shorter if need be! With the creator of this novel knitting method, you will create your own sample socks using the book Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

supplies:
One copy of Toe-Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.
50 yards EACH of two colors of worsted weight yarn.
One 40″ long US 6 circular needle. (*note – the size of the needle is not critical as long as it is comfortable for you to use with worsted weight yarn.)
One locking ring stitch marker that can be attached to your work.
Two stitch markers that can be placed on your needle.
Darning/seaming needle.

NOTE:
Please bring your lunch. We’ll break for 30-minutes to eat.

Payment is required to reserve your space. No refunds will be given, however, cancellations made before March 1, 2012 will receive a store credit for the cost of the class.

9 thoughts on “Take a Class with Melissa Morgan-Oakes!

  1. What is easier? Knitting socks from the toe up or the top down? I’d like to learn to do socks but I’d rather sign up for just one class.

  2. Both have the same difficulty and both have their advocates. I’d try them both and decide for yourself which you like best.

  3. I have knitted 2 sleeves, baby booties, pant legs, and cardigan fronts at the same time for 38 years. Have never knitted socks, but might try them this year. Used to knit at work and some of the knitters started to knit both sleeves as well. Have a good day…Lucy

  4. Craig – do you need to be familiar with knitting socks on circs? Or is that part of what we will be learning?

  5. I prefer sock from the toe up because when you’re done, you’re done. No Kitchener for me. I have never gotten it down and have had socks unzip on me. Wish I could come but my son in law is coming home from Afghanistan and we are throwing him a surprise party.

  6. Hey Bridget! No, you don’t need to have used circular needles for socks before. You’ll learn in the class.

  7. JoAnn, I think the decision to knit socks from the toe-up or the cuff-down often comes down to whether you prefer a tricky cast on or a tricky bind off. I agree with you, I prefer toe-up.

    Sorry you can’t make, but glad your son-in-law is coming home!

  8. Hi Craig—is it necessary to have a 40″ circular needle? If so, why? because it seems so long/??? Also, what is the cut-off date for registering? thanks!

  9. Yes, Ginny, you need a 40″ circular needle. I can’t tell you why, you need to take the class! ; )

    There’s no cut-off for registration, but there are a limited number of seats, so don’t wait too long!

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