Sock Tips and Tricks: Virtual Workshop with Fatimah Hinds

By Fatimah Hinds

$49.00

Knitting a sock is pure magic. We’re thrilled that Fatimah Hinds is joining us to share her best secrets for making beautiful socks. A perfect introduction if you’re new to socks, and plenty of tips and tricks for the seasoned sock knitter. Scroll down for all the details about this three-hour Zoom class on June 21, 2024. 

Your order confirmation email will include a link to a PDF with the Zoom meeting link and a coupon code for 15 percent off all the special yarns featured in MDK Field Guide No. 27: Sock Odyssey—while supplies last!

 

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Date:  Friday June 21, 2024 

Time: Noon-3:00 p.m. Eastern time

Location: Zoom—this is a virtual event.

Fatimah Hinds is the featured designer for the brand-new Field Guide No. 27: Sock Odyssey. In this three-hour virtual workshop on Zoom, Fatimah will explore sock construction in depth, including: 

  • Her favorite tab toe secrets.
  • The best heel shaping hack.
  • Never-fear gauge considerations.
  • Knitting cables without a cable needle.
  • How to choose your best yarn for socks. 

With Fatimah’s instruction and an overhead camera focused on her hands, we’ll learn her favorite tips and tricks. Participant mics will be muted, but the chat box will be monitored constantly for questions from participants.

Our Workshop Leader

A prolific knitwear designer, Fatimah Hinds loves to teach. For years, she was in the classroom with middle school math students. Now, she devotes her teaching skills to knitting and also to justice, equity, and anti-racism in the knitting world. 

You’ll find Fatimah on Instagram @disturbingthefleace. She is a teacher in Season 7 of Knit Stars. And her designs—sweaters, accessories, and even more socks!—are available on DisturbingTheFleece.com and Ravelry.com. 

What You’ll Need

  • DK weight yarn with wool content and multiple plies. (Please note that fingering-weight sock yarn is not used in this class or in this Field Guide.)
  • US 4 or 5 needles, depending on your usual gauge.
  • Field Guide No. 27: Sock Odyssey (order your copy here).

Special Savings for Class Members

We’ve brought in four amazing yarns to go with Fatimah’s designs. See them all here. When you register for this class, your order confirmation email will include a coupon code for 15% off these hand-dyed yarns.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know

Is this class suitable for beginning knitters? You’ll want to have basic knitting in your skill set to take this class, but no previous sock knitting experience is needed. You will get the most out of the class if you are comfortable with basic knitting techniques, including: casting on, knitting, purling, basic increases and decreases, and knitting in the round.

How do I get the Zoom link?  Your order confirmation email will include a link to a PDF with the Zoom meeting link. We’ll also send reminder emails the week before and on the day of the workshop. 

How should I get ready for the workshop? Gather the things you’ll need: your copy of Field Guide No: 27: Sock Odyssey, plus needles and yarn for your socks (see above). Also, come with your burning questions and be sure to have pen and paper handy for making notes. 

What’s the format? With Fatimah’s instruction and an overhead camera focused on her hands, we’ll watch and swatch her favorite tips and tricks. Participant mics will be muted for instructional time but the chat box will be monitored constantly for questions from participants. The end of the class will be open for discussion time with Fatimah. 

I can’t make it to the live Zoom class. May I still participate? Sure! Everyone enrolled in the workshop will receive a link to the recording for the workshop and all resources we share. The recording will be available for 4 weeks after the class ends.