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2018 Knitters Weekend
October 5 - October 7$365.00
We’re delighted to announce that Kate Atherly will be the featured instructor at the 2018 Knitter’s Weekend!
This weekend will give us an opportunity to get far more comfortable with our sock knitting skills. She’s designed a fun curriculum that will cover both an overview and the details of general sock construction to better understand the features and benefits of knitting socks in a variety of different ways. We’ll also have an opportunity to move into greater detail, on the tips and tricks included in her book, Custom Socks – Knit to your Feet.
Kate will spend Saturday morning guiding us through a deep dive of sock fit and customization. We’ll learn how to how to measure feet and design a sock pattern for that foot, ensuring a perfect fit no matter which pattern or yarn we select.
After lunch she’ll work with us on sock knitting techniques, tips and tricks. This will be a wide-ranging discussion of sock topics, including: fit, reinforcement, different constructions and different methods of working, yarn choices, etc. We’re especially excited to learn how to improve gusset pickup and avoid holes in top-down heel flap socks and her clever solution for avoiding “ears” in a grafted toe. Bring any recurring queries you have about sock knitting, because this class will begin with an opportunity for you to ask questions, to better focus the discussion.
On Sunday, Kate will guide us through one of her favorite two at a time techniques: Side by side on magic loop. She’ll also discuss the other two-at-a-time technique, the legendary “War & Peace” method.” While students aren’t required to be proficient at the magic loop method, familiarity with it, and a comfort level with working in the round on double pointed needles is encouraged.
Your registration fee of $365 per person includes all meals including Friday night through Sunday’s breakfast and nine hours of instruction with Kate on October 5th – 7th, 2018.
This year’s event will be held at the Hampton Inn in Brattleboro. We have a block of rooms reserved for you at the discounted rate of $175.00 per night. Please contact the Hampton Inn to make your reservation using the code “Spinnery”. These rooms are limited so register early!
Reserve your spot by filling out our registration form.