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Top Down Socks – a virtual workshop with Ann Budd

March 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


In this session online class, Ann Budd will guide you through knitting a basic top-down sock, following the basic instructions in her book Getting Started Knitting Socks. Beginning with a flexible cast-on at the top of the leg, through a flap-and-gusset heel, and ending with Kitchener stitch at the toe, Ann will demonstrate every step necessary to make a pair of socks that you’ll love to wear.

Homework is required, see below.

Skills needed:

Students should be comfortable knitting small circumferences in rounds on double-pointed needles (the instructions are for using double-pointed needles — they will need to know how to convert to magic-loop, two circs, etc.). They also must have knitted at least one pair of socks before.


  • Homework swatch (see below)
  • Yarn and needles used to get gauge
  • Needles one size larger than used to get gauge
  • Removable (safety-pin type) stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle
  • Optional: Getting Started Knitting Socks by Ann Budd


  1. Choose a two- (or more) ply sock or fingering weight yarn. You will need about 400 yards (365 meters).
  2. Work a gauge swatch on 40 stitches, worked in rounds, changing needles if necessary until you get a gauge of 16 stitches over 2” (8 stitches per inch).


March 7, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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fibre space
1319 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


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