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Toe-Up Socks with Wedge Toe and Short-Row Heel: a workshop with Ann Budd

March 25, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Most knitters learn to knit socks from the cuff down to the toe, but they can also be knitted in the opposite direction—from toe up to the cuff, eliminating the need to pick up stitches for the gusset or work the dreaded Kitchener stitch. Learn to knit socks from the toe up using an Eastern cast-on, short-row heel, and flexible sewn bind-off. You will make a small sock to learn all of the skills in one day and leave ready to knit socks in a variety of sizes and yarn weights.

One six hour workshop.

This workshop will break for one hour mid day for lunch. Students will be provided with local recommendations or should fee free to bring a lunch with them.

Skills needed:

Advanced beginner – must be comfortable working on double pointed needles or suitable substitute


Tightly twisted sport-, DK-, or worsted-weight wool yarn (you’ll use just part of a ball); a set of double-pointed needles in a size appropriate for your yarn (two circulars or the “magic loop” method can be substituted if you’re comfortable making the conversion from instructions written for double-pointed needles); tapestry needle; Summer 2007 issue of Interweave Knits (optional).

About Ann Budd

After rejecting a career as a geologist, Ann Budd turned her focus to her passion for knitting. She worked as an editor for Interweave Press for more than 20 years and has authored more than a dozen knitting books, including the popular The Knitter’s Handy Book series, Getting Started Knitting SocksSock Knitting Master ClassNew Directions in Sock Knitting, and many of Interweave’s Style series books. Ann currently teaches knitting classes both in person and online through Zoom, and designs knitwear for her Ravelry store. Learn more at www.annbuddknits.com.