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Knitting Socks in 3 Weekends

3 Session Weekend Studio Arts Course

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Upcoming Session:
Code: 1V00WS
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$115 - Member
$135 - Non-Member

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  1. Supply List

NOTE: Registration will close for this program at 3 p.m. ET on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Socks are among the most popular knitting projects, because they are easy to carry, quick to complete, and require some techniques that keep the knitter's interest. More than that, making socks helps knitters learn skills that they can use in all kinds of projects.

This series allows participants to learn how to make socks in a supportive, low-pressure setting, with time between sessions to work on projects.  During the first class, explore circular knitting techniques, slip-stitch knitting, and begin a sock project. Next, participants learn about short rows, picking up stitches, and how to turn a heel. The final class includes Kitchener seams, finishing, and alternative sock construction. Knitters should be able to cast on, knit, purl, and bind off, or be ready to acquire intermediate-level skills.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

Other Information

  • The instructor is Ann Richards.
  • 3 sessions, 3 hours each
  • This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction.

Patron Information

  • If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group.
  • Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program.
  • Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from
  • Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance.
  • View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.
This program is part of our
Smithsonian Associates Streaming series.