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Socks Fear Me: Advanced Socks With Laurie and Bree

Are you ready to flex your sock knitting muscles with a next-level challenge? How about psychedelic short rows that wrap your foot in color? Everything about this sock is weird, from the sideways construction to the heel that wraps around to the top of the foot, to the mirrored direction for sock two. Kirsten Hall’s “Sidetracked Socks” are full of fun techniques, and Laurie and Bree are here to demystify the pattern for you. You can totally do this!

Four three-hour sessions:

Saturdays, January 12th & 26th, and February 9th & 23rd

Noon to 3:00pm



Familiarity with basic sock construction, and toe-up cast-on.

Willingness to stretch your skills and trust the pattern.


Session one:

Shadow wrap short rows (knit and purl)

Knit front and back

Setting up for the first tier

Lifted increases

Backwards knitting (optional skill)

Getting started on the first tier


Session two:

Check in / review / troubleshooting

Heel turn


Session three:

Check in / review / troubleshooting

Vikkel braid

Setting up for leg ribbing and cuff

Modified intarsia in the round.


Session four:

Check in/ review / troubleshooting

Getting started on sock two (because it’s different)


Homework before class:

Purchase and download the “Sidetracked Socks” pattern from Ravelry

Gauge swatch

Knit the toe of sock one


Required supplies:

300-400 yards fingering weight yarn split between two colors (see note below)

Needles required to obtain gauge in format needed for preferred circular method (You will not be able to do these two at a time, so you only need to accommodate one sock on your needles)

Stitch markers


Yarn selection notes:

After studying many examples of this pattern worked in different types of yarn, we recommend you select a hand-painted yarn for the main color and a solid or tonal for the contrast color. Self-striping, solids, tonals, and gradients for the main color will not give you the fun zig-zag effect that makes these socks so striking. If in doubt, ask the staff at StevenBe to help you select a yarn that will make this project pop.  You will need around 200-300 yards of the main color and roughly 100 yards of the contrast color to be on the safe side.


Requirements: Familiarity with basic sock construction, and toe-up cast-on. Willingness to stretch your skills and trust the pattern.
Instructor Bio: Bree McKee-Miller Laurie Johnson

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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.