Workshop: New Pathways for Sock Knitters

by - Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2010 Maiwa Textile Workshops
New Pathways for Sock Knitters
Sivia Harding

$150 (Includes $30 Lab Fee) two full days

October 2, 3 (Sat, Sun) 10 am - 4 pm
Maiwa Loft Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada
Class Limit 16

Registration Opens June 21, 2010

“Cat Bordhi has once again turned the sock knitting world on its heel.” -Interweave Press.

In this workshop, students receive an introduction to Cat Bordhi’s brilliant rethinking of the structure of the sock. We explore her eight new gussetless sockitectures featured in the book New Pathways for Sock Knitters: Book 1. Students will knit the two sample learning socks from the book and choose one full size sock project to concentrate on, which could be a design of their own imagination based on one of the book’s sockitectures, or one of the designs found in the book.


Sivia Harding says knitted lace is her first and enduring love. As a teacher, Sivia appeals to the creative spirit, and few can remain untouched by her verve and passion for her subjects. In her classes, technique, though important, is a means to an end, which is always the delight of following the joyful knitting muse wherever it may lead.

Sivia’s classes and workshops often are built around making a particular project, but only as a jumping off place for discussions on all sorts of related knitterly things. Students will often find themselves inspired to experiment outside the realm of the original project, sometimes coming up with highly original designs of their own as a result.

She is proud to be part of the 2009 Rockin’ Sock Club Knitters World Domination Tour, along with Cat Bordhi, Cookie A., JC Briar, and Melissa Morgan Oakes.

Student Supply List

Sivia recommends that each student bring to class a copy of Cat Bordhi’s book “New Pathways for Sock Knitters – Book One” if you own or can borrow a copy. We will have a couple copies available for student use in the class and copies can be purchased at Maiwa Supply.

The Maiwa studio is stocked with knitting needles for students use in the classroom. If you have your own needles it is advisable to bring them so you may take unfinished work home on the needles to complete. The needles used in this class are: 3.75mm (US #5) – your choice of double pointed (set of 5) or 2 sets of 24” circular needles.

Please bring a calculator and notebook. All other materials provided.

Look for the full course calendar on the web in early May. A print version will be available in June. Registration opens June 21, 2010.

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