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Crazy for Ewe

Advanced Socks - Women are Usually Obstinate

$75.00

Advanced Socks - Women are Usually Obstinate
Advanced Socks - Women are Usually Obstinate

Crazy for Ewe

Advanced Socks - Women are Usually Obstinate

$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. 

Fourth in our series is "Women are Usually Obstinate," inspired by the following advice from 1873: 

How common is the complaint among young women, especially those of sedentary habits, of chilliness, cold feet, and other symptoms of deficient circulation! And yet how impossible would it often be—for women are usually obstinate on this head—to induce them to exchange the thin silk stocking for a warm merino one!

The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness:
A Complete Hand Book for the use of the Lady in Polite Society
Florence Hartley,
1873

Hunter adds,

I have, on occasion, been known to be a bit obstinate. But I will gladly reach for warm merino socks when I’m feeling chilly. I suspect you will too especially if they are as pretty as these.

Class meets every other Thursday evening from 5:30 - 7:30 starting August 17th

Skills needed:  Previous sock knitting experience