Lithuanian Sock Heels and Toes (hands-on workshop)

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25 students max

Materials: 1 ball of sock yarn, two sets of 5 appropriate sized double-pointed needles, basic knitter’s toolkit

Experience: Intermediate, need to know how to knit with double-pointed needles, and have made at least 1 pair of socks (or 1 Christmas stocking)


Working from instructions I have translated from vintage Lithuanian knitting books, we will knit several types of heels and toes that I have never seen used in contemporary American knitting patterns. We will also look at different types of sock construction used in Lithuania in the 19th century, and discuss the history and cultural development of Lithuania, with a focus on influences on knitting patterns and techniques used in the country. We will learn how to knit an unusual short row heel that also has a gusset, a stair-step heel, and several variations of heel stitches for heels with flaps. We will also look at several ways to shape toes including two unusual spiral designs with decorative decreases. I will have a selection of hand-knit socks from Lithuania to examine up close. Students will also receive a collection of colorwork and lace charts for sock stitches that are popular in Lithuania.

Shop owners? Guilds? Please contact me to find out prices and schedule.