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June 18pm

Skill Building: Let's Spin Sock Yarn

June 18: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Olds Fibre Week, Olds College 4500 50 St, Olds,

Do you love knitting socks but want to take your making up a notch by making your own sock yarn? This class is for you. Learn the basics of spinning your own sock yarn as we explore the world of spinning them. We will cover what makes a good sock yarn, blending natural fibres to make a strong sock yarn, techniques and tips that will help you spin your yarn and variations that address durability and comfort in your sock yarn.

Although this class focusses on spinning to make sock yarn, we will cover skills that you can bring to other spinning: how to change your spinning to spin fine without losing your bulky spinning skills, blending fibre, basic principles of yarn design and spinning cables and crepe yarns.


This class is suitable for beginner to intermediate spinners. You must be able to spin singles and ply them together.

Tools and Supplies You Need to Bring

  • A working spinning wheel, either people powered or an e-spinner. 

  • Four empty bobbins and a lazy kate.

  • a pair of hand cards 

  • a diz

  • Niddy noddy for winding off your yarn.

  • Small amount of finished yarn to make ties for your finished skeins.

  • bags to bring blending samples home

    Click here to register