Introduction to Sock Knitting - 2 Week Course with Nicky Barfoot

Fully Woolly Yarns


Nothing beats the cosy comfort of hand knitted socks and as a portable project, small enough to fit in most handbags, no time is ever wasted again sitting in a waiting room or on public transport when you have socks on the needles.

During this workshop, split into two three hour sessions, Nicky will teach you the anatomy of a sock, how to turn a heel and how to graft a toe. You will be working in the round using a long circular needle and the magic loop method. You will be given a basic sock pattern to start working from in class, which you can take away and finish at your leisure.

When and where
Saturday 20th and Saturday 27th January 2024
10am until 1pm
At Fully Woolly in Hythe, Southampton

What you will need
+ Suitable for everyone who can cast on, cast off, knit and purl. Some experience of knitting in the round is helpful but not essential.
+ 2 x 50g balls of DK yarn (plus 1 x 50g if a contrast colour is wanted for the heel and toe). Yarn can be purchased at the shop with 20% discount on the day.
+ 3.25mm / 80cm circular needle. For an extra £5, you can book your space with needles included. Or purchase them on the day with 20% off.
+ Pen/pencil, scissors, tapestry needle & stitch markers.
What is included
+ In-person 2 x 3-hour tuition with an experienced, friendly knitting instructor. 
+ Tea, coffee & soft drinks.
+ An exclusive discount on everything in store.

About Nicky
Nicky Barfoot is an artist and tutor based on the South Coast of England. Brought up in a creative household, knitting and stitching have always been her passions. Nicky’s designs have won a number of accolades including second place in the Rowan International Design Competition, and both Silver and Gold in consecutive years of the UK Knitted Textile Awards. Her work has been featured in national knitting magazines and she has exhibited at the Knitting and Stitching Shows. Nicky has a Foundation Degree in Stitched Textiles from Winchester University and a City and Guilds in Hand Knit Design. Her accessible patterns are designed to delight makers of all levels through the use of simple techniques to maximum effect.
Through her teaching, Nicky aims to share the enjoyment, relaxation and well being associated with the process of making something, with love, slowly, by hand.

Each workshop will be 3 hours long and have space for 10 attendees as well as the instructor and shop owner. An email will be sent out several days before with instructions on where to park and how to find us.