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Crazy for Ewe

Advanced Socks - Singularly Disenchanting

$75.00

Advanced Socks - Singularly Disenchanting
Advanced Socks - Singularly Disenchanting

Crazy for Ewe

Advanced Socks - Singularly Disenchanting

$75.00

Ready for the next step in socks?  If you've already mastered the basics of socks and you're looking for something a little more challenging, this class is for you!  Jenny will lead you in a series of sock patterns from Hunter Hammersen's collection Fine Things for Plain Occasions, a delightful book inspired by vintage etiquette guides.  We have signed copies for sale in the shop and on line here.  

These beautiful designs feature more complicated stitch pattern for the cuff that are carried all the way down to the toes.  Jenny will show you the ins and outs of all the techniques involved, including working the patterns two at a time on two circular needles. 

Second in our series is "Singularly Disenchanting," inspired by the following advice from 1860: 

If you are not quite certain of the line between neatness and the reverse, be over-scrupulous about your under garments. The edge of a soiled petticoat, or the glimpse of a rent stocking is singularly disenchanting.

The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness:
A Complete Hand Book for the Use of the Lady in Polite Society
Florence Hartley, 1860

Hunter adds,

I don’t wish to be contrary, but I actually find these socks quite enchanting. The tiny, twisted cables provide a perfect, structured backdrop for carefully placed drop stitches. As for your other underthings? You’re on your own there.

Class meets every other Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 starting 27 April 2017

Skills needed:  Previous sock knitting experience