Skip to product information
1 of 1

Oak City Fibers

Olive Branch Top Down Socks

Olive Branch Top Down Socks

Regular price $65.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $65.00 USD
Sale Sold out

Ready to expand your sock skills? Learn a super easy alternative heel and add a little lace for style. The Olive Branch socks, by Violet Green, feature top down construction, a basic leaf lace pattern and 3 adult sizes. Create a flexible edge with the German Twisted Cast on. While the pattern calls for a classic heel flap, this class will substitute a quick heel developed by Gerdine Crawford-Strong (hence the “Strong” heel). Gusset stitches are worked on either side while the heel is built, so no heel flap!! Finish up with a grafted toe utilizing the Kitchener stitch. Pattern instructions are given both for double points and for circular needles using the Magic Loop technique. A Magic Loop technique class is offered prior to this class for anyone unfamiliar with this approach. Difficulty: This class is appropriate for adventurous beginners who wants to learn to knit socks.


Pattern is no longer availabe online. Designer has granted permission to use her pattern for class. Teacher will provide a student friendly version of the pattern with helpful
notes, a class syllabus for reference and  instructions for German Twisted Cast on &
Strong Heel.

**MUST PURCHASE YARN for this class from Oak City Fibers, One skein of "sock" yarn with Nylon!

~400 yards fingering weight yarn and knitting needles size 0-2, OR


Students should be comfortable knitting and purling. Previous experience knitting in the round with Magic Loop is strongly recommended, but is not required. For proper sizing, a 4”x4” swatch should be knit prior to class and needle size adjusted as needed to obtain the required gauge of 7 – 7.5 stitches per inch in stockinette.


Saturday, May 18th , 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Saturday, May 25th, 12:00pm- 2:00pm

Saturday, June 1st, 12:00am- 2:00pm

Class Policy -

    • Refunds or store credits for pre-paid class registrations can be made only if we are notified at least two weeks in advance of the beginning of class.
    • Missed classes will not be made up unless the instructor agrees or was unable to teach or the shop was unexpectedly closed.
    • Refunds or store credits for missed classes cannot be made.
    • We require a minimum of two students for each class; in the event that signups do not meet that minimum level, the class will be cancelled and we'll issue refunds for class registrations.

View full details