Sock School —June 2024

Sock School —June 2024

Regular price$165.00

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Sock School

Teacher: Jill Tamminen

Cost: $165

When: Saturdays, June 15, 22, & 29, 2:00–4:00pm

Description: Join Jill Tamminen from Knit Sisu for Sock School! In this three-part workshop, you’ll learn all the tips, tricks, and techniques needed to make cuff-down socks using Jill’s own “Simpler Sisu” pattern. You’ll learn about yarn choices, needle sizes and options, casting on without gaps, eliminating those pesky ladders, tackling the heel, and conquering the toe. There will be plenty of time for answering questions and troubleshooting along the way. Whether you are brand new to sock knitting, or want to improve your sock knitting skills, this workshop will help you fall in love with the art of handknit socks!

Prerequisites: Participants should be confident in basic knitting skills, including casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.

Homework: None.

Min/max number of participants: 4/8

Materials to bring along:

  • One 100g skein sock yarn (fingering weight), purchased from Spun
  • Size US1 needle in your choice of: DPNs, a 9” circular, a 32” circular for magic loop, or two 16" circulars. All methods will be demonstrated in class, and you are free to choose whichever technique appeals to you the most. If you are unsure, feel free to consult with Spun staff or watch Jill’s video.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Simpler Sisu Sock Pattern will be provided by the instructor during class


Jill Tamminen is the owner and designer of Knit Sisu knitting patterns. She designs for the Everyday Knitter with clear, accessible, unfussy knitting patterns, and always provides support along the way.

Along with being a designer, Jill is a professional knitting instructor. Having worked with individuals and groups of knitters of all skill levels, Jill understands what knitters want (and do not want) out of a project. She has been a published and featured designer for many yarn companies and dyers, has multiple published designs, and has been featured on the K2Tog podcast and on Twisted Stitches. 

What is SISU? Sisu is a Finnish word that describes a mindset of quiet strength, determination, courage, humility, resilience, and gratitude. Jill grew up with Sisu, and tries to carry its wisdom into all aspects of her life.

When she's not knitting, you can find Jill on long walks or hikes with her husband, practicing yoga, cooking, reading, or playing with their pup, Sig.

Before you register

Please take time to review our class policies here, including our cancellation policy.

If a class is sold out you may call the shop at 734-780-7867 to be placed on a waitlist.

When you register you will receive an automated email with information about the class, including a coupon code for 10% off your class materials (yarn and fiber). Please check your spam folder if you don't see it, and be sure to save it so that you can refer back to it later.

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