There’s nothing quite like the feel of socks knit from your very own handspun yarn, but we want to make sure our socks last longer than it takes us to spin and knit them! This class will discuss yarn construction techniques that are appropriate for socks and examine various fibers and blends that will attain the perfect balance of strength, comfort, and durability. We will discuss spinning with down and down-like breeds (e.g. Cheviot, Dorset, Suffolk, Southdown), why we might choose these fibers for socks, and we will test spin several of these fibers and blends.
Skills you will learn:
Materials fee: $20
Level: Students should have a good working relationship with their wheel and be capable of spinning a stable, consistent single.