Sock Knitting Machine Mini-workshops

Sock Machine Drivers’ Ed: Learn to knit on antique and modern circular sock knitting machines. These short workshops are for absolute beginners and taught by Milissa Ellison Dewey of Bobbin Boy and Mountain Mama Weavers.

Participants will make a knitted sampler and learn about the origins and history of the circular sock knitting machines in Millisa’s collection. In addition, each person will graduate with Sock Machine Learner’s Permit, take home a knitted sampler and a casting-on basket, a latching-up tool useful for all knitting, and a hand-turned toe jack. (This jack is like a darning egg on steroids, is used for finishing both hand- and machine-knitted socks, and sells for $50 by itself.)

In addition, class members will receive a link to handouts ranging from a list of basic supplies and suppliers; a bibliography of reference and teaching resources; and an overview of what can be made at each stage of learning.

  • The workshop fee of $125 is all inclusive. No equipment is required.
  • Registration is required, as class size is limited.
    • If you wish to be added to the waiting list for a session that is currently full, please contact the Registrar at
  • These workshops are not restricted to conference attendees.

Thursday, June 271:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m.Sock Knitting Machine
Mini-Workshop ~ FULL
SMC 040, SMC
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Sock Knitting Machine
Mini-Workshop ~ FULL
SMC 040, SMC
Friday, June 286:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.Sock Knitting Machine
Mini-Workshop ~ FULL
SMC 040, SMC
Saturday, June 292:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sock Knitting Machine
(Note: This is during
class time for conference
SMC 040, SMC