Marion’s socks.

Marion is one of our teachers at the shop, and while she has taught classes on everything from colorwork hats to lace sweaters, her specialty is undoubtedly socks. While Anne and I work our socks from cuff to toe on double-pointed needles, Marion uses one long circular to work her socks from toe to cuff, and it is this technique that she has taught so many knitters over the past few years. Every week, it seems, she’s working on a new pair of socks, incorporating cables, lace, and color patterns whenever possible. This week I snapped some pictures of her most recent sock-knitting projects.

Both pairs are made in Malabrigo Sock yarn, a fingering weight yarn made of 100% superwash merino wool. The stitch patterns featured in these two pairs of socks are from the recently-published Sock Knitter’s Handbook, by Charlene Schurch and Beth Parrott. All of the above can be found at the shop, of course, and if you’d like to learn the technique, Marion has two upcoming classes. One is her Magic Loop Socks from the Toe Up, in which Marion walks students through the creation of their first toe-up socks. For those who have already learned this technique and want to try knitting two socks at the same time on one long circular needle, Marion is teaching Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks. Both classes begin in September; check our website to read more about these and other classes.

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