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Sat, Oct 21


Walther Handmade Yarn Shop

Next Steps Knitting: My First Socks

Celebrate Socktober at Walther Handmade by learning to knit your first pair of socks! This class meets over 4 sessions, each session is 2 hours long. By the end of the class, you'll have the skills you need to make socks for the whole family!

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Next Steps Knitting: My First Socks
Next Steps Knitting: My First Socks

Time & Location

Oct 21, 2023, 1:00 PM – Nov 18, 2023, 3:00 PM

Walther Handmade Yarn Shop, 316 Trenton St, Harriman, TN 37748, USA


About the event

Celebrate Socktober at Walther Handmade by learning to knit your first pair of socks! Join us on October 21 and November 4, 11, and 18 as we work our way through the Rye Socks Pattern by Tin Can Knits. Over these 4 2-hour sessions, you'll learn everything you need to know to start knitting socks for your whole family!

The Rye Socks were designed specifically for beginning knitters. Using worsted weight yarn and simple stitches, this pattern shows you how to make a sock section by section, starting with the cuff.  You'll learn lots of new skills that you can continue to use to make more socks and carry with you your whole knitting-life!


  • Class starts on October 21 and continues November 4, 11, and 18. Please plan to attend all sessions! (Make-up sessions will not be available)

Skill Level: Beginner+ .

Note: This is not a "How to Knit" class. Students should be familiar with how to cast on, how to knit, and how to purl

Registration: This class is limited to 4 participants. Registration is required!

Instructor: Susan Holton

You will learn:

  • How to pick out appropriate yarn for socks
  • How to follow a multi-size pattern
  • How to knit with Double Point Needles
  • How to turn a heel
  • How to implement various increase and decrease methods for shaping
  • How to graft a toe
  • And more!

What's included:

  • A printed version of the pattern
  • 4 sessions of instructions (=8 hours in-person instruction!)
  • 10% off class supplies! 

You will need: 

  • 2 sets of Double Point Needles:
  • US #3 / 3.25mm
  • US #5 / 3.75mm DPNs
  • (or size needed to meet gauge)
  • Worsted Weight Yarn
  • 250 ~ 350 yards worsted / aran weight yarn for adult size socks
  • Stitch Markers
  • Darning/Tapestry Needle

Receive 10% off when you buy your class supplies through us!  

About the Pattern: Tin Can Knits designed the Rye Sock as part of their "Simple Collection." It is available for free via Ravelry or the Tin Can Knits website. Their site also includes a blog and app with step-by-step instructions, so you can keep practicing between sessions!

Before Class: Determine your sock size!

This pattern includes 6 different sizes: Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult S, M, L). Check the sizing on the pattern so you know what size to make! Click HERE for help determining size.

Age Requirement: 13+ years. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult, who has also registered for the class.

Cancellation & Refund: Participants will only receive a full refund if they give at least a 48 hour (2 day) cancellation notice. This gives us time to notify other interested students on the "waitlist." 

Class fee cannot be transferred to a future class or other product. 

Please make plans to attend every session. Make-up sessions are not guaranteed. Class fee will not be refunded if participants are only able to attend partial sessions.

Classes are subject to cancellation due to low registration or other unforeseen (ie "Act of God") circumstances. In these instances, registrants will be notified and fully refunded.


  • Next Steps Knitting: Rye Socks

    Includes 10% off all class supplies

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