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It has been a few years since we all began this wonderful KnitWit journey and we are all thankful that God has taken us along on the trip!!!
This blog has been started so we can share ideas and encouragement in this craft. Loom Knitting is seeing its resurgence in popularity. And for those who are new to this, pattern reading can seem a daunting task. We have all learned so much from each others' unique designs...

So, please chime in!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sock it to me!

We had a GREAT time on Thursday learning how to make socks!  BIG thanks to Ann for being such a wonderful teacher!!!! As promised, here are the instructions to help refresh your memory...have fun!!!

When making socks with our Knifty Knitter looms, they do come out bulkier, so think of it as more of a slipper. :)
Items needed are:
~ small size loom
~ pick
~ needle
~ two skeins of worsted yarn

Let's get started!
FIRST ~ wrap and knit about 10 rows, just like you would for a hat. Then fold over and make a "brim". This will serve as your cuff.  If you would like, purl the next row to help the ankle portion be a little more snug fitting.
 ~ wrap and knit 5-10 rows for the ankle portion. (totally up to your preference there).
 ~ for the heel portion, wrap pegs 1 through 12 only. Knit them over and repeat for a total of 4 times back and forth.
~ With the tail of your yarn at peg 1, move the loop on peg #12 over to peg #11...do not knit over.
~ Wrap from peg #1 to peg #11 and knit over. At peg #11, knit over all the "bottom" yarn as if it were one wrap.
~ With the tail of yarn @ peg #11, move the loop on peg #1 over to peg #2...do not knit over.
~ Wrap from peg #2 to peg #11 and knit over. At peg #2, knit over all the "bottom" yarn as if it were one wrap.
~ Repeat this until you have 3 empty pegs on each side.



~ Now reach inside loom and place loops on the three empty pegs AND one peg on each side of the three empty ones.
~ Wrap, as usual all the way around. Knit over all the wraps, including the ones that are doubled.
~ Continue to the desired length for the rest of the foot and take off just like a hat.
~ Tuck knotted ends  in.

WASN'T THAT FUN!!!!

14 comments:

  1. Amy sent this note today...what a great idea!!! Thanks Amy :)

    Since the hat brim is too bulky for the sock, what I did is go around regular first row, then purl second, third regular, and fourth purl,
    that makes the first 4 rows, then go six more regular rows with a total of 10 rows, that is high enough for me to reach my ankle, then I start
    with the heel. It has been working fine for me. I already finished 2 pair. I got to teach 4 ladies today at our meeting. Thanks a bunch,

    God bless
    Amy

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  2. I'm quite a beginner, and I wish there was a video for me to follow. I love the idea, and I hope I can follow this... reading, and rereading will be a must!

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    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcrRIlKeGW4

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    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3IQGUApHCQ
      sorry, meant to send this slipper sock

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  3. I love this pattern! Thank you for posting!

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  4. I was looking for an easy pattern for my first socks on the loom, this one was perfect!

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  5. HELP!!!!
    IM STUCK ON--------
    Wrap from peg #1 to peg #11 and knit over. At peg #11, knit over all the "bottom" yarn as if it were one wrap.

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  7. Could you please tell me what kind of knit stitch you are doing?

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  8. Would the small loom be ok to use for toddler size (2 years old) Thank you

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  9. I want to say thank you for the written instructions I am almost done with my first sock I am hooked on looming thanks again

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