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Learn to Knit Socks Retreat October 21st and 22nd in Bellingham


Learn to Knit Socks  - October 21st and 22nd, 2023

This is for the first-time Sock Knitter or someone looking to refresh their skills. We’ll knit a pair of toddler-size socks on double-point needles; yarn is included. You must know how to knit and purl, we'll teach you the rest.

⭐️ Don't delay! This retreat is limited to 10 people. As of August 31st we have 8 spots available.

What you learn:

  • How to fit a sock
  • The anatomy of a handknit sock and why we love them 
  • How to use double-point needles - time permitting we'll explore other skill options
  • How to read a pattern
  • Pick up and knit
  • Short Rows
  • Turn a heal
  • How to change colors
  • Kitchener Stitch
  • Blocking

    What’s Included:

    • 15% off at Apple Yarns for the whole weekend
    • Your instructors Michele and Andrea
    • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday 
    • Snacks and drinks on Saturday and Sunday
    • Vinyl Stickers when you complete a skill set 
    • Project bag that can also be a backpack
      • Your choice of yarn color, wool blend in a solid color
        • Accent color too
      • Custom Stitch Markers
      • Custom Wood ruler with gauge
    • Download of Berroco Sock book #441 - 10 Sock patterns (we will print this if you would like)

      What to bring:

      • US 3 and US 5 double-point needles
      • Scissors
      • Tapestry Needle
      • Stitch markers

        Saturday - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

        • Begin your socks by looking at fit, gauge, construction
        • Lots of samples
        • Lunch
        • The goal is to get to the heel

        Saturday - 4:00 pm, no-host bar, 🍻 brewery location to be announced; bring your knitting.

        Sunday - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the shop,  coffee and lunch

        • Constructing the Heal, Kitchener and blocking
        • End at 3:00

        The goal is to get a pair of toddler socks done. We do the toddler size so you get a pair done and learn the construction of a pair of socks.

        😊 Introducing Michele, our newest team member. Michele is a skilled knitter and the previous owner of Purls in the Pines of Flagstaff, AZ. A wonderful shop that was known for inspiring fiber enthusiasts. Michele will teach classes at Apple Yarns, and we're thrilled to have her on board. 

        Michele is teaching the Learn to Knit Socks Retreat and Andrea will be there to help, inspire and keep you comfortable. 

        🏨 For our out-of-town friends, we suggest:

        🥰 Fun things to do in Bellingham

        • Walk Whatcom Falls Park, Boulevard Park & Lake Padden
        • Visit Fairhaven and enjoy Village Books and the many local shops
        • Visit the other 2 local yarn shops, NW Yarns and Spincycle
        • Tour our many excellent breweries
        • One of our favorites but it takes a little more time, is a drive to Mt Baker, to see the beautiful fall colors

        Cancellation Policy - Retreat Cancellations may be made up to 72 hours before the first class is held; minus a $20 Swag Bag Fee, the swag is yours to keep. Your space is transferable. No refunds for cancellations can be made within 72 hours of class.

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