Learn to knit toe-up socks

Price
£65 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restrictions
18+

What you'll do

There's no simple luxury quite like a pair of hand knitted socks - it's true.

Find out how to knit your own pair in this two-part workshop. Your feet will be thanking you for many a winter to come!

Over the course of two friendly classes, you will go through everything you need to know so you can knit your own socks from the toe-up. The first workshop will cover:

  • Picking a size
  • Casting on
  • Shaping the toe
  • Working the foot of your sock

There are four weeks between sessions to give you plenty of time to work your way from the toe of your sock all the way up to the heel turn, ready for the second class. This will involve:

  • Different ways to turn a heel (and the pros and cons of each)
  • How to swap a different heel into an existing pattern to make it work better for you
  • Stretchy cast-offs and finishing your socks

There will be plenty of tea and snacks on hand. With yarn, needles and patterns all included - all you need to do is bring yourself. Let's get to it!

Please note: you'll need to be a confident beginner to sign up for this experience, as you'll be expected to be able to work basic stitches like knit and purl. It would be helpful, but not essential if you also know how to work basic increases and decreases.

Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest

What you'll do

There's no simple luxury quite like a pair of hand knitted socks - it's true.

Find out how to knit your own pair in this two-part workshop. Your feet will be thanking you for many a winter to come!

Over the course of two friendly classes, you will go through everything you need to know so you can knit your own socks from the toe-up. The first workshop will cover:

  • Picking a size
  • Casting on
  • Shaping the toe
  • Working the foot of your sock

There are four weeks between sessions to give you plenty of time to work your way from the toe of your sock all the way up to the heel turn, ready for the second class. This will involve:

  • Different ways to turn a heel (and the pros and cons of each)
  • How to swap a different heel into an existing pattern to make it work better for you
  • Stretchy cast-offs and finishing your socks

There will be plenty of tea and snacks on hand. With yarn, needles and patterns all included - all you need to do is bring yourself. Let's get to it!

Please note: you'll need to be a confident beginner to sign up for this experience, as you'll be expected to be able to work basic stitches like knit and purl. It would be helpful, but not essential if you also know how to work basic increases and decreases.

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

Pre-event lateral flow testing is encouraged. Please don't attend if you're feeling unwell.

On the day

  • On-street parking is available nearby or paid parking in Diamond Street's car park
  • Just bring yourself
  • Workshop dates for spring are Sunday 24 April and Sunday 29 May
  • Workshop dates for summer are Thursday 30 June and Thursday 28 June.

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About The Woolly Badger

Jacki (aka The Woolly Badger) is a knitting teacher and designer based in Bristol. She's passionate about encouraging knitters to try out new things. Whether that’s colourwork, lace knitting, adjusting knitting patterns or anything else. Jacki firmly believes nothing in knitting is quite as scary as it seems - she promises!

The Woolly Badger runs knitting workshops in Bristol, both online and in-person. Jacki's friendly and fuss-free approach creates a nurturing environment where guests can build their confidence knitting and learn new skills. 10% of all Woolly Badger sales go to Bluebell Care, a perinatal mental health charity based in Bristol.

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Your host

Jacki Badger

Jacki is the designer behind The Woolly Badger. This maker's been knitting for more than a decade, designing for a few years, and teaching online workshops since lockdown. Follow Jacki's latest adventures on Instagram or check out her designs on Ravelry.

What people are saying

I had a fabulous time at this workshop. Jacki is a brilliant teacher and, alongside Meg of No Frills Knitting, provided excellent resources to make these lovely socks. I came away feeling inspired and excited to put my new skills to use. I would recommend to everyone who has a little experience with knitting, as Jacki's patience and clear style of communication help all students feel supported. For more seasoned knitters, there are skills lots of handy tips and tricks to find out too!

Hazel Nash, May 2022

Jacki was an amazing, enthusiastic teacher. A tricky sill to learn but she had an abundance of patience. Ably helped by Meg, the equally enthusiastic host. Her shop was unknown to my friend and but is one we shall be visiting from now on. A knitter’s heaven

June Warburton, Apr 2022

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Upcoming dates

Sorry, there are currently no dates available for this experience, but we’re expecting more to be added really soon!

Want to be the first to find out when new dates are released?

Register below to notify the host of your interest.

What people are saying

I had a fabulous time at this workshop. Jacki is a brilliant teacher and, alongside Meg of No Frills Knitting, provided excellent resources to make these lovely socks. I came away feeling inspired and excited to put my new skills to use. I would recommend to everyone who has a little experience with knitting, as Jacki's patience and clear style of communication help all students feel supported. For more seasoned knitters, there are skills lots of handy tips and tricks to find out too!

Hazel Nash, May 2022

Jacki was an amazing, enthusiastic teacher. A tricky sill to learn but she had an abundance of patience. Ably helped by Meg, the equally enthusiastic host. Her shop was unknown to my friend and but is one we shall be visiting from now on. A knitter’s heaven

June Warburton, Apr 2022
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Price
£65 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 30 mins
Age restriction
18+
Rebook or cancel up to 3 days before your experience.