Socks 2 at a Time (with an Afterthought Heel) Workshop


Description: Knit a pair of socks 2-at-a-time from the toe up. You'll have even tension on both socks and finish them at the same time! You will also learn how to do a Winding Cast On and an Afterthought Heel. This type of sock construction is perfect for self-striping yarn or having contrasting colors for the toe, heel, and cuff.


Saturday, May 15th 10am-12pm
Saturday, May 22nd 10am-12pm

Instructor:  Anne Kamsvaag

Course fee: $60 for four hours of instruction.

Yarn:  For classwork, bring 2 small quantities of light-colored worsted weight yarn and 1 small quantity of similar yarn in a contrasting color.


  • 1 circular needle (at least 32” long, 40” is preferable), size US 5 or US 6
  • 1 circular needle (any length) US 0 or US 1 that will be used for casting on
  • 1 set of DPNs (any size smaller than US 5)

If you are already familiar with Magic Loop and prefer the 2-circulars method, bring 2 circulars in the same size, length between 16” to 29”.

After learning the key techniques using worsted weight yarn, to knit a full pair of socks, you will need:

  • Fingering yarn – 400 yds, needle size 0-2
  • Sport yarn – 350 yards, needle size 2-3
  • DK yarn – 300 yards, needle size 2 ½-4
  • Worsted – 250 yards, needle size 3-5

Note - the recommended needle sizes are smaller than is often recommended for the yarn.  For socks, you want to use a needle size that lets you get a tight density on your stitches.

Pattern: Class handout.

Recommended for: Intermediate - you should be comfortable with knitting in the round, kfb increases, and basic decreases (ssk, k2tog, p2tog)

We do require a 72-hour advance notice for cancellations. No refunds, partial or full, will be given for cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the start of the event.
Picture courtesy of instructor.

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