Libby Beiler could be called a recovering fiberholic. Knitting since the age of ten, she was bitten hard by the spinning bug 40 years later, and as a result, now cares for a “spinners flock” of 15 sheep on her farm about seven miles west of Milton, PA.
Several years after learning to spin, she took up weaving, and as a result, put together a sheep to shawl team that has competed at the PA State Farm Show Sheep to Shawl competition for the past 11 years. Team “Time Warp” has won this event six times, including the 2013 competition.
She has taught a variety of spinning and knitting classes over the past decade, and particularly enjoys teaching the art of drop spinning, a craft that dates back over 9000 years.
A 1976 graduate of Juniata College, Libby is very excited to be teaching classes at this fiber event!
Two sock patterns
Supplies to Bring:
40” circular needle, size 4
About 25 yards of sport weight yarn (variegated or solid) in a light color (makes it easier to see what you’re doing!)
Two ring markers
Two coilless safety pins or stitch markers
Modern method for sock making
1:30 to 4:30 pm
Instructor: Libby Beiler
You’d like to start knitting socks, but those double pointed needles look SO intimidating! Have no fear! This is the class for you! Learn to knit socks, one at a time, from the cuff down, using the Magic Loop technique. Participants will knit a mini sock in class and take home patterns for both an adult sock and the mini.
Skill level: Intermediate - MUST know long tail cast on (good “how to” video on www.knittinghelp.com), how to knit and purl; knowing how to knit in the round is helpful.
Materials: Please bring a 40” circular needle, size 4, and about 25 yds of sport weight yarn (variegated or solid) in a light color (makes it easier to see what you’re doing!). You will also need to bring two ring markers and two coilless safety pins or stitch markers.
$40, includes class fee, materials (see right hand column) Vendor Fair admission and ticket to Saturday night's Folk College concert.
To register, please go to the Registration Page.
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