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Jan 29, 2017

Eureka Knee Highs

Keep your feet and legs comfy and warm with these knee highs knit in luxurious merino superwash wool.  Wear them pulled up for knee highs or let them gather around the ankles as slouchy socks.

KNITTING LOOM: Sock Loom 2

YARN:  300 yrds of worsted weight superwash wool yarn.  Plymouth Select Worsted Merino Superwash in color #43 (100% superwash merino wool, 218 yards per hank)

NOTIONS:  knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles

GAUGE: 10 sts x 16 rounds = 2” in flat knit stitch

SIZE:  Fits a women’s size 8.  To make the socks larger/smaller, work more/less rounds in the foot area.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

k=knit stitch (note: Work the knits on cuff with the true knit stitch.  Work the knits on the rest of the sock with the flat knit stitch.).

p=purl stitch, CO=Cast on, st(s)=stitch(es), rnd(s)=round(s), Rep=repeat, W&T=wrap & turn (Remove the stitch from the peg.  Wrap the working yarn around the peg by bringing it to the back of the peg and around to the front of the peg so the working yarn ends up at the front of the loom ready to work the next stitch.)

INSTRUCTIONS (Make 2)

CO 40 pegs and prepare to work in the round

Leg

Rnds 1 – 15: P all

Rnds 16 – 20:  K all

Rnds 21 – 30:  P all

Rnds 31 – 75:  rep rnds 16 – 30, 3 times

Rnds 76 – 80:  *K2, P2, rep from * around

Rnds 81 – 95:  K all

 

Heel

Short row heel over 20 pegs

Row 1:  K pegs 1 – 19, W&T peg 20

Row 2:  K pegs 19 – 2, W&T peg 1

Row 3:  K pegs 2 – 18, W&T peg 19

Row 4:  K pegs 18 – 3, W&T peg 2

Row 5:  K pegs 3 – 17, W&T peg 18

Row 6:  K pegs 17 – 4, W&T peg 3

Row 7:  K pegs 4 – 16, W&T peg 17

Row 8:  K pegs 16 – 5, W&T peg 4

Row 9:  K pegs 5 – 15, W&T peg 16

Row 10:  K pegs 15 – 6, W&T peg 5

Row 11:  K pegs 6 – 14, W&T peg 15

Row 12:  K pegs 14 – 7, W&T peg 6

Row 13:  K pegs 7 – 13, W&T peg 14

Row 14:  K pegs 13 – 8, W&T peg 7

Row 15:  K pegs 8 – 14, W&T peg 15

Row 16:  K pegs 14 – 7, W&T peg 6

Row 17:  K pegs 7 – 15, W&T peg 16

Row 18:  K pegs 15 – 6, W&T peg 5

Row 19:  K pegs 6 – 16, W&T peg 17

Row 20:  K pegs 16 – 5, W&T peg 4

Row 21:  K pegs 5 – 17, W&T peg 18

Row 22:  K pegs 17 – 4, W&T peg 3

Row 23:  K pegs 4 – 18, W&T peg 19

Row 24:  K pegs 18 – 3, W&T peg 2

Row 25:  K pegs 3 – 19, W&T peg 20

Row 26:  K pegs 19 – 2, W&T peg 1

 

Sole and Foot

 Next rnd:  K all

Rep last rnd until foot measures 7” from the heel or 1.5” – 2” less than the length of the foot (depending on snugness desired).

 

Toe

Rep short row heel instructions for the toe.

When finished, there will 3 loops on pegs 1 and 20.  Lift the bottom wraps over the top loop on both pegs.

 

 

Grafting the Toe Close

Remove stitches from pegs 40 – 21 and place on one double pointed needle.

Remove the remaining stitches on a second double pointed needle.

Using the kitchener stitch, graft the toe closed.

Instructions for grafting with the kitchener stitch with needles can be found in Loom FAQs:  What Are The Tricks To Knitting Socks?

Alternate method of grafting:  Using the method demonstrated in Loom FAQs:  What Are The Tricks To Knitting Socks?, transfer the stitches from pegs 1 – 20 to pegs 40 – 21 and use the kitchener stitch to graft the toe closed.

 

If you have questions or comments, please feel free to contact Renita Harvey by leaving a comment below.

 

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Dec 12, 2016

Miniature Christmas Sock

Whimsical Loom Knits – December 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

We Need a Little Christmas by Johnny Mathis has been on my mind today.  I hope this little project will bring a little holiday happiness to you.  Knit a little Christmas spirit with this cheery little sock and place it in your tree.  Or, fill it with a little present and gift a little Christmas to someone dear to you.

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Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Small amounts of worsted weight yarn in holiday colors.  Sample includes Vanna’s Choice in Cranberry, White, and Olive.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle.

Gauge: Not critical for this project.

Finished Size: Approximately 2.5″ wide by 4.5″ long

 

Special Techniques:

Wrap & Turn (W&T):  Lift stitch(es) on peg.  Wrap working yarn around the peg.  Replace held stitch(es) on to peg above the wrap just created.  Continue on as directed in the pattern.

Basic Graft Cast Off:  See this tutorial.

Instructions

Using Cranberry, Cast on 24 pegs.

Cuff:

Rounds 1-6:  K2, P2 to end of round.

Leg:

Drop Cranberry to center of loom.  With White,  knit 4 rounds.

Drop White to center of loom.  With Olive, knit 6 rounds.

Drop Olive to center of loom.  Pick up Cranberry.  Knit 1 round.

Short row shaping:

Continue working with Cranberry.

Knit pegs 1-11.  W&T on 12.

Knit pegs 11-2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2-10.  W&T on 11.

Knit pegs 10-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-4.  W&T on 3.

Knit pegs 4-8.  W&T on 9.

Knit pegs 8-5.  W&T on 4.

Knit pegs 5-9.  W&T on 10.

Knit pegs 9-4.  W&T on 3.

Knit pegs 4-1o.  W&T on 11.

Knit pegs 10-3.  W&T on 2.

Knit pegs 3-11.  W&T on 12.

Knit pegs 11–2.  W&T on 1.

Knit pegs 2–24.

Foot:

Continuing with Cranberry, knit 4 more rounds.

Drop Cranberry to center of loom.  With White, knit 4 rounds.

Cut White, leaving a long enough tail for weaving in.  With Olive, knit 6 rounds.

Cut Olive, leaving a long enough tail for weaving in.

With Cranberry, knit 1 round.

Repeat short row shaping section.

Knit 1 more round with Cranberry.

Remove from the loom using the basic graft cast off.

eta – Weave in all ends.  Add an ornament hanger, if desired.

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Wishing you much joy and happiness this Holiday Season!

 

 

4 Comments

  • This is truly adorable, Jenny! :D Puts me in a very festive mood!

  • how do you unknit a row of stitches?

  • Thank you Bethany :)

  • Hi Maureen,

    I found a video tutorial that should be helpful to you. You can find it here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ng3_yW33m1c

    I hope that helps. Have a great weekend!

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Oct 23, 2016

Men’s Striped Socks

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Using a superb self-striping yarn allows you to simply knit at your heart’s content without having to worry about color changes.

KNITTING LOOM:  Sock Loom 2

YARN:  Approx 275 yds of DK weight yarn.  Viking Aurora Super Sock in color #668 was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 2 (used for grafting the toe area close).

SIZE:  Fits a men’s size 9. To create larger/smaller sizes, work less rounds in the foot area.

GAUGE:  12.5 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches in stockinette.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

W&T=wrap and turn (remove stitch from the peg, wrap the yarn working yarn around the peg (take the yarn to the inside of the loom, then go around the peg so that working yarn ends up to the front of the loom)).

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INSTRUCTIONS
(make 2)

Cast on 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-16: *k2, p2; rep from * to end of rnd.

Next 56 rnds: k to end of rnd.

Heel

Short-row heel over 24 pegs

Knit from peg 1-23. W&T peg 24

Knit from peg 23-2. W&T peg 1

Knit from peg 2-22. W&T peg 23

Knit from peg 22-3. W&T peg 2

Knit from peg 3-21. W&T peg 22

Knit from peg 21-4. W&T peg 3

Knit from peg 4-20. W&T peg 21

Knit from peg 20-5. W&T peg 4

Knit from peg 5-19. W&T peg 20

Knit from peg 19-6. W&T peg 5

Knit from peg 6-18. W&T peg 19

Knit from peg 18-7. W&T peg 6

Knit from peg 7-19 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 20

Knit from peg 19-6 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 5 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 6-20(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 21 (two wraps and the stitch)

Knit from peg 20-5 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 4 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 5-21 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 22 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 21-4 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 3 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 4-22(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 22-3 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 2 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 3-23(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop) . W&T peg 24 (two wraps and a stitch)

Knit from peg 23-2 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 1 (two wraps and a stitch).

Pegs 1 and 24 have the wraps and the stitch. On the first round for the foot, work the wraps and the stitch together as a regular stitch.

Sole and Foot

Next row: k to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until foot measures approx 8.5 inches from the end of heel (or 1.5 inches less than desired length).

Toe

Rep short-row heel instructions for toe area.

At the end, you will have Peg 1 and peg 24 with an extra wrap, lift this wrap up and off the peg.

Grafting the Toe Close

Remove stitches 48-25 and place stitches on one double pointed needle. Remove the remaining stitches from the loom and place them on second double pointed needle.

Using the kitchener stitch, graft the toes close.

 

 

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Jun 26, 2016

Semaphore Socks

Semaphore Socks

Summer camp is a fun rite of passage while growing up.  It has all the excitement of being away from home, making new friends, and having lots of new adventures.  Most camps teach interesting new skills to take home and remember for a lifetime…one of them could be learning to communicate via an old secret code: flag symbols, or semaphore!

An entire alphabet and numbers could be signaled depending on the positioning of these special flags.  Although the code is not so much used these days, these sporty socks recall to mind the thrill of learning new adventures, along with all the excitement of summer.   

 

LOOM:  Sock Loom EFG (shown at 64 pegs).

YARN:  Approx 300 yds of washable sock weight.  Lion Brand Sock-Ease Yarn in Marshmallow was used in sample for the MC, Patons Kroy Socks Yarn in Purple Haze was used for the CC. Both are 75% washable wool and 25% nylon.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles in size 1 or 2 (used to Kitchener the toe), row counter, measuring tape.

GAUGE: 15 sts x 22 rows= 2” in stockinette.

SIZE:  Shown in size 6-7 women. To create a larger, but still narrower size, simply work the foot section to 1.5 inches of desired length, then follow the toe instructions.  To create a larger and wider size (size 8-9 women), follow the instructions for using 72 pegs in parenthesis, along with making the foot section the desired length as described previously.  Of course, gauge will always be a consideration for a proper fit.

ABBREVIATIONS

MC: main color

CC: contrast color

CO: cast on

WY: working yarn

k: knit

KO: knit off

sts: stitches

rnd(s): round(s)

w&t: wrap and turn (remove loop from the peg and hold it. With working yarn, wrap the peg from the inside of the loom to the outside. You will then knit in the opposite direction.)

BO: bind off

 

Pattern Notes:

The sample was worked in a freeform colorway style to enhance the feel of the freedom of summertime.

To make the socks match as closely as possible, work one sock normally and then when beginning the second sock, locate the spot on the yarn that resembles the same colorway as where the first sock was started and begin at this point.

All knits were worked as the true knit stitch or U-stitch, not ewrap.

The colorwork sections of this pattern are worked by using the stranded method.  Simply carry the yarn not being used behind the pegs.  When picking up the next color to be used, bring it up and over the previous yarn.  If the yarn not being used will be trailed across more than 3 pegs, make sure to twist it up and over the yarn being used so that the strand will be prevented from trailing too long, thus having the tendency to catch on toes.

*Tip: keep your two yarns being used at an even tension, being careful not to pull too tightly.

Colorwork Chart for 64 Pegs:

Semaphore Socks 64 Peg Color Chart

Colorwork Chart for 72 Pegs:

 Semaphore Socks 72 Peg Color Chart

 

INSTRUCTIONS 

Set knitting loom to 64 (72) pegs.  Using CC, CO in a clockwise direction to work in the round.

Cuff

Rnds 1-10: k.

Rnds 11-18(26): Using MC, k.

Continue to heel. (If you prefer a longer sock, repeat Rnds 11-18(26), until sock leg measures desired length, typically around 7-8 inches from cast on edge.)

Heel

The heel is worked using CC yarn and the short-row method over the first 33(36) stitches (takes place from peg 1 to peg 33(36).

The instructions for creating the short-row heel can be found at the end of pattern for both 64 and 72 peg versions.

If familiar with a short-row heel, simply follow the Heel and Toe Part I, decrease until there are 11(12) pegs unwrapped. Then follow Heel and Toe Part 2, increase back to a full 33(36) pegs.

Foot

Rnd 19(27): Skip peg 1 as it was just wrapped on the last short-row. Using MC yarn, k63(71).  (KO 3 over 1 on peg 33(36).

Rnds 20-28(28-36): k.  (KO 3 over 1 on peg 1 for first rnd.)

Rnds 29-36(37-44): Using both MC and CC, follow 8 rows of Colorwork Chart for the number of pegs being used.

Rnds 37-48(45-66): Using only MC, k. (Add additional rounds here if there will be additional length needed at the foot.)

Rnds 49-56(67-74): Using both MC and CC, follow 8 rows of Colorwork Chart for the number of pegs being used.

Rnds 57-66(75-84): Using only MC, k.

Toe

Repeat the same steps that you used to turn the heel, making sure to use the same pegs and side of the loom as before.

Remove the live stitches from pegs 1-32(36) and place them on one of the double pointed needles. Remove remaining 32(36) stitches (pegs 33-64(37-72) and place them on second double pointed needle.

Close the toe with the Kitchener stitch (see tutorial included in this post for instructions).

Weave in all ends. Block lightly.

 

Short-row heel (and toe) Instructions For 64 Pegs:

  • Knit from peg 1 to peg 32, w&t peg 33.
  • Knit from peg 32 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.
  • Knit from peg 2 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.
  • Knit from peg 31 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.
  • Knit from peg 30 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.
  • Knit from peg 29 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.
  • Knit from peg 24 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.
  • Knit from peg 23 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.
  • Knit from peg 11 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.
  • Knit from peg 22 to peg 12, w&t peg 11.

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

  • Knit from peg 12 to peg 23, w&t peg 24 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)
  • Knit from peg 23 to peg 11, w&t peg 10 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 11 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.
  • Knit from peg 24 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 29, w&t peg 30 .
  • Knit from peg 29 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 30, w&t peg 31 .
  • Knit from peg 30 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.
  • Knit from peg 31 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 32, w&t peg 33.
  • Knit from peg 32 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Peg 1 and Peg 33 still have wraps on them. Continue to the foot instructions. On the first round, pick up the wraps together with the stitch (3 over 1) as the next round is worked.

Short-row heel (and toe) Instructions For 72 Pegs:

  • Knit from peg 1 to peg 35, w&t peg 36.
  • Knit from peg 35 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.
  • Knit from peg 2 to peg 34, w&t peg 35.
  • Knit from peg 34 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 33, w&t peg 34.
  • Knit from peg 33 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 32, w&t peg 33.
  • Knit from peg 32 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.
  • Knit from peg 31 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.
  • Knit from peg 30 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.
  • Knit from peg 29 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.
  • Knit from peg 11 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 12, w&t peg 11.
  • Knit from peg 12 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.
  • Knit from peg 24 to peg 13, w&t peg 12.

(Note: The following increase rows will require working all previous wraps and stitches together as one as the pegs are knit and w&t’d. This can be up to 2 wraps and a stitch worked as one.)

  • Knit from peg 13 to peg 25, w&t peg 26 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 12, w&t peg 11 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 12 to peg 26, w&t peg 27 .
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.
  • Knit from peg 11 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.
  • Knit from peg 29 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 30, w&t peg 31.
  • Knit from peg 30 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 31, w&t peg 32.
  • Knit from peg 31 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 32, w&t peg 33.
  • Knit from peg 32 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 33, w&t peg 34.
  • Knit from peg 33 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 34, w&t peg 36.
  • Knit from peg 34 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 35, w&t peg 36.
  • Knit from peg 35 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.

Peg 1 and Peg 36 still have wraps on them. Continue to the foot instructions.  On the first round, pick up the wraps together with the stitch (3 over 1) as the next round is worked.

 

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Jun 19, 2016

Happy Feet for Dad

 

Worked in luxurious Malabrigo merino wool… offer both comfort and warmth!

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LOOM:  Sock Loom 2 (48 pegs)

YARN:  Approx 320 yds of worsted weight of merino wool. Malabrigo Arroyo in Azules was used in sample. If knitting a larger size, you will need approx 400 yrds.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle.

GAUGE: 11 sts x 16 rows = 2 inches in stockinette.

SIZE:  Sample shows a size 9 men’s. To make larger size, work the foot of the sock longer (about 1.5”) shorter than desired length, then work the toe.  

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to 48 pegs.Happy Feet close up

CO 48 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-Rnd 64 (approx. 8” from CO edge): *k3, p2, k1, p2: rep from * to end.

Rnd 64-80: k to end of rnd.

Heel

The heel is a short-row heel over the first 24 stitches (takes place from peg 1 to peg 24).

New to short-row heels: directions for Short-row heel instructions can be found at the end of pattern.

If familiar with a short-row heel, simply follow the Heel and Toe Part I, decrease until there are 12 pegs unwrapped. Then follow Heel and Toe Part 2, increase back to a full 24 pegs.

Foot

Next rnd: k to end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until foot measures approx. 8.75 from heel (or 1.5” less than desired length).

Toe

Repeat the same steps that you used to turn the heel, making sure to use the same pegs and side of the loom as before.

Remove stitches 1-24 from the loom and place them on one of the double pointed needles. Remove remaining 24 stitches (pegs 25-48) and place them on second double pointed needle. Graft edges to close the toe, using the Kitchener Stitch (see tutorial included in this post). 

Weave ends in. Block lightly.


 

Heel Instructions

 The short-row heel for this sock is worked over 24 pegs (pegs 1-24).

  • Knit from peg 1-23. W&T peg 24
  • Knit from peg 23-2. W&T peg 1
  • Knit from peg 2-22. W&T peg 23
  • Knit from peg 22-3. W&T peg 2
  • Knit from peg 3-21. W&T peg 22
  • Knit from peg 21-4. W&T peg 3
  • Knit from peg 4-20. W&T peg 21
  • Knit from peg 20-5. W&T peg 4
  • Knit from peg 5-19. W&T peg 20
  • Knit from peg 19-6. W&T peg 5
  • Knit from peg 6-18. W&T peg 19
  • Knit from peg 18-7. W&T peg 6
  • Knit from peg 7-19 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 20
  • Knit from peg 19-6 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 5 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 6-20(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 21 (two wraps and the stitch)
  • Knit from peg 20-5 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 4 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 5-21 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 22 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 21-4 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 3 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 4-22(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 22-3 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 2 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 3-23(treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop) . W&T peg 24 (two wraps and a stitch)
  • Knit from peg 23-2 (treat the wrap and the stitch as one loop). W&T peg 1 (two wraps and a stitch).

Pegs 1 and 24 have the wraps and the stitch. On the first round for the foot, work the wraps and the stitch together as a regular stitch.

On toe, leave the wraps there and continue to grafting the toes with the Kitchener stitch.

 

 

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Jun 13, 2016

Whimsical Loom Knits – Basic Socks for 18″ Dolls

Whimsical Loom Knits – June 2016

Designed by Jenny Stark

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With less than 40 yards of sock yarn, and a few spare hours, you can knit these sweet little socks for 18″ dolls.  

Knitting Loom: KB Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Approximately 35 yds of a light fingering weight yarn.  Footsie (in Punky), by Knit Fit Knitting, was used for this project.

Notions: knitting tool, scissors, yarn needle, 2 double point knitting needles (size 2)

Gauge: 6 stitches and 10 rows = 1″

 

Special Techniques:

w&t:  Wrap and Turn

At the peg indicated in the pattern, using the knitting tool, lift the stitch(es) already in place up off of the peg and hold it(them) temporarily.  Pass the working yarn behind the peg and then across the front of the peg.  Place the held stitch(es) back on the peg, above the wrap that was just created. Wrap and turn is now complete.

 

Instructions

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(Make 2)

Cast on 24 pegs.  Prepare to work in the round.

 

Cuff:

Rounds 1 – 4:  K2, P2 to end of the round.

 

Leg:

Rounds 5 – 16:  Knit to the end of the round.

 

*Short row shaping:

K pegs 1 – 11, w&t peg 12.

K pegs 11 – 2, w&t peg 1.

K pegs 2 – 10, w&t peg 11.

K pegs 10 – 3, w&t peg 2.

K pegs 3 – 9, w&t peg 10.

K pegs 9 – 4, w&t peg 3.

K pegs 4 – 8, w&t peg 9.

K pegs 8 – 5, w&t peg 4.

(Note: For the following rows, when knitting a peg with more than 1 stitch on it, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

K pegs 5 – 9, w&t peg 10.

K pegs 9 – 4, w&t peg 3.

K pegs 4 – 10, w&t peg 11.

K pegs 10 – 3, w&t peg 2.

K pegs 3 – 11, w&t peg 12.

K pegs 11 – 2, w&t peg 1.

K pegs 2 – 24.

(Short row shaping is now complete.)

 

Foot:

Next 6 rounds:  Knit to the end of the round.

(Note: For the first round of this section, at peg 1, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

 

Toe:

Repeat the entire short row shaping section.

Next round:  Knit to the end of the round.

(Note: At peg 1, knit all stitches over together, as if they are one stitch.)

 

Finishing:

Place the stitches from pegs 12 – 1 on a double point knitting needle.  Place the stitches from 13 – 24 on another double point knitting needle.  Use kitchener stitch to close the toe.  Weave in all yarn ends.

Block, if desired.

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  • Is there a printable version of this pattern. It looks so cute I would like to try it for my grandsons doll. Thank you. Wilma

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Jun 12, 2016

Crescent Socks

Summer is here and with it means it is time to have some easy-to-carry projects like socks! Like waterfalls dripping down the rocks, the Crescent socks have a fluid stitch pattern that drips gently down to the toe of the sock. Worked in a self striping yarn that give them a summer feel. 

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LOOM:  Sock Loom EFG (shown at 60 pegs).

YARN:  Approx 350 yds of sock weight of superwash merino wool.  Vesper Sock Yarn, self-striping in Pink Sorbet was used in sample.

NOTIONS:  Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles in size 1 or 2 (used to Kitchener the toe).

GAUGE: 15 sts x 19 rows= 2” in stockinette.

SIZE:  Shown in size 7.5 women. To create a larger size, simply work the foot section to 1.5 inches of desired length, then follow the toe instructions.

ABBREVIATIONS

Approx=approximately

k=knit stitch

p=purl stitch

CO=Cast on

BO=Bind off

st(s)=stitch(es)

rnd(s)=Round(s)

SSK=Slip, slip, knit

YO=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg)

w&t=wrap and turn (remove loop from the peg and hold it, with working yarn, wrap the peg from the inside of the loom to the outside). You will then knit in the opposite direction.

Rnd(s)=round(s)

Tips:

  • I recommend to move all the stitches to their new positions before working (knitting) the round.
  • To make the socks match as closely as possible, work one sock normally and once you are to begin the second sock, locate the spot on the yarn that resembles the same coloway as where you started the first sock. Sample shows the sock starting in white, so the second sock was started at a section of white yarn.

INSTRUCTIONS Chart JPG

Set knitting loom to 60 pegs.

Cuff

Rnd 1-Rnd 16: *k1, p1; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 17: *p1, yo, k3, ssk, k4; rep from * to end.

Rnd 18 and all even-numbered Rnds: *p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Rnd 19: *p1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3; rep from * to end.

Rnd 21: *p1, k2, yo, k3, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

Rnd 23: *p1, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to end.

Rnd 25: *p1, k4, yo, k3, ssk; rep from * to end.

Rnds 27 and 28: *p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Continue to heel. (If you prefer a longer sock, repeat Rnds 17-28, until sock leg measures desired length, typically around 7-8 inches from cast on edge.)

Heel

The heel is a short-row heel over the first 30 stitches (takes place from peg 1 to peg 30).

New to short-row heels: directions for Short-row heel instructions can be found at the end of pattern.

If familiar with a short-row heel, simply follow the Heel and Toe Part I, decrease until there are 10 pegs unwrapped. Then follow Heel and Toe Part 2, increase back to a full 30 pegs.

Foot

**Next rnd: Skip peg 1 as it was just wrapped on the last short-row. k29, *p1, yo, k3, ssk, k4; rep from * end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, * p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, *p1, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, * p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, *p1, k2, yo, k3, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, * p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, *p1, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, * p1, k9; rep from * to end.

Next rnd: p1, k29, *p1, k4, yo, k3, ssk; rep from * to end.

Next 3 rnds: p1, k29: *p1, k9; rep from * to end. **

Rep from ** to ** until foot measures approx. 1.5 less than desired length.

Toe

Repeat the same steps that you used to turn the heel, making sure to use the same pegs and side of the loom as before.

Remove the live stitches from pegs 1-30 and place them on one the double pointed needles. Remove remaining 30 stitches (pegs 31-60) and place them on second double pointed needle.

Close the toe with the Kitchener stitch(see tutorial included in this post for instructions).  .

Weave ends in. Block lightly.


Short-row heel (and toe) Instructions (over 30 pegs)

  • Knit from peg 1 to peg 29, w&t peg 30.
  • Knit from peg 29 to peg 2, w&t peg 1.
  • Knit from peg 2 to peg 28, w&t peg 29.
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 3, w&t peg 2.
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 27, w&t peg 28.
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 4, w&t peg 3.
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 26, w&t peg 27.
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 5, w&t peg 4.
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 25, w&t peg 26.
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 6, w&t peg 5.
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 24, w&t peg 25.
  • Knit from peg 24 to peg 7, w&t peg 6.
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 23, w&t peg 24.
  • Knit from peg 23 to peg 8, w&t peg 7.
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 22, w&t peg 23.
  • Knit from peg 22 to peg 9, w&t peg 8.
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 21, w&t peg 22.
  • Knit from peg 21 to peg 10, w&t peg 9.
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 20, w&t peg 21.
  • Knit from peg 20 to peg 11, w&t peg 10.
  • Knit from peg 11 to peg 21, w&t peg 22 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg)
  • Knit from peg 21 to peg 10, w&t peg 9(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 10 to peg 22, w&t peg 23 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 22 to peg 9, w&t peg 8 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 9 to peg 23, w&t peg 24 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 23 to peg 8, w&t peg 7 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 8 to peg 24, w&t peg 25(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 24 to peg 7, w&t peg 6 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 7 to peg 25, w&t peg 26(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 25 to peg 6, w&t peg 5 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 6 to peg 26, w&t peg 27(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 26 to peg 5, w&t peg 4 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 5 to peg 27, w&t peg 28(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from peg 27 to peg 4, w&t peg 3 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 4 to peg 28, w&t peg 29 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 28 to peg 3, w&t peg 2 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).
  • Knit from peg 3 to peg 29, w&t peg 30(two wraps and a stitch on this peg) .
  • Knit from 29 to peg 2, w&t peg 1 (two wraps and a stitch on this peg).

Peg 1 and Peg 30 have the wraps on them. Continue  to the foot instructions (on the first round, you will pick up the wraps together with the stitch as you work the next round.


Crescent Stitch Pattern

Multiple of 10 stitches; 12 round repeat

Rnd 1: *p1, yo, k3, ssk, k4; rep from * to end.

  • Remove loop off peg 6 and hold it. Move loop from peg 5 to 6. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 6 (two loops on peg 6).
  • Move loops from peg 4 to 5, from 3 to 4, from 2 to 3. Peg 2 is empty.
  • Purl peg 1, YO peg 2 (ewrap peg 2), knit pegs 3-10 (treat both loops on peg 6 as one loop).

Rnd 2: *p1, k9 (and all even rounds).

Rnd 3: *p, k1, yo, k3, ssk, k3; rep from * to end.

  • Remove loop off peg 7 and hold it. Move loop from peg 6 to 7. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 7 (two loops on peg 7).
  • Move loops from peg 5 to 6, from 4 to 5, from 3 to 4. Peg 3 is empty.
  • Purl peg 1, knit peg 2 YO peg 3 (ewrap peg 3), knit pegs 4-10 (treat both loops on peg 7 as one loop).

Rnd 5: *p, k2, yo, k3, ssk, k2; rep from * to end.

  • Remove loop off peg 8 and hold it. Move loop from peg 7 to 8. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 8 (two loops on peg 8).
  • Move loops from peg 6 to 7, from 5 to 6, from 4 to 5. Peg 4 is empty.
  • Purl peg 1, knit peg 2, knit peg 3, YO peg 4 (ewrap peg 4), knit pegs 5-10 (treat both loops on peg 8 as one loop).

Rnd 7: *p, k3, yo, k3, ssk, k1; rep from * to end.

  • Remove loop off peg 9 and hold it. Move loop from peg 8 to 9. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 9 (two loops on peg 9).
  • Move loops from peg 7 to 8, from 6 to 7, from 5 to 6. Peg 5 is empty.
  • Purl peg 1, knit peg 2, knit peg 3, knit peg 5, YO peg 5 (ewrap peg 5), knit pegs 6-10 (treat both loops on peg 9 as one loop).

Rnd 9: *p, k4, yo, k3, ssk; rep from * to end.

  • Remove loop off peg 10 and hold it. Move loop from peg 9 to 10. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 10 (two loops on peg 10).
  • Move loops from peg 8 to 9, from 7 to 8, from 6 to 7. Peg 6 is empty.
  • Purl peg 1, knit peg 2, knit peg 3, knit peg 4, knit peg 5, YO peg 6 (ewrap peg 6), knit pegs 7-10 (treat both loops on peg 10 as one loop).

Rnd 10-12:  *p1, k9 (and all even rounds).

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  • Lovely socks :)
    I so want to try making these lovely socks one day soon :)

  • Thank you! I hope you have the chance soon to try them.

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Dec 22, 2015

Elf House Slippers

 Elf Shoes

Loom Knitting Advent, day 22, brings you a whimsical pair of Elf slippers.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Day 22

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 (36 pegs)

Yarn: Approx 150 yards of worsted weight wool.  Patons Classic Wool worsted in Bright Red and White was used in sample.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, row counter (optional).

Size: Shown fits a size 5-9 US women.

Abbreviations

cc=contrasting color (White)

cont=continue

K=knit stitch

k2tog=A right slanting decrease. Takes place over 2 pegs. Number the pegs 1 and 2, from right to left, as follows: Peg 2 -Peg 1.  Remove stitch from peg 1 and hold it. Move stitch from peg 2 to peg 1. Place the loop you are holding back on peg 1. Work both loops together as one loop. *Note: usually, you move this loop over to peg 2 to leave peg 1 empty to create a yarn over.

mc=main color (Red)

P=purl stitch

rem=remain

Rep=repeat

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

ssk= A left slanting decrease. Takes place over 2 pegs. Number the pegs 1 and 2, from right to left, as follows: Peg 2 -Peg 1.  Remove stitch from peg 2 and place it on peg 1. Work both loops together as one loop.

W&T=wrap and turn. The process of wrapping the peg and turning to work in the opposite direction on the loom. Lift the stitch/loop off the peg, wrap the peg so that the yarn goes around the peg and ends towards the front of the peg—if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg counterclockwise; if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg clockwise. See video demonstrating a W&T (Around 2:26)

YO=Yarn over. Created by ewraping the empty peg. Used to create the opening for lace items–it creates a small hole. Note: On the next row, untwist the ewrap and place this strand of yarn in front of the peg, then work the peg as instructed (either purl it or knit it).

Chart for the lace cuff
Rnd 1: k to end

Rnd 2: *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to endelf-house-slippers

INSTRUCTIONS

Using MC, cast on 36 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Set up rnd: p to the end of rnd.

Rnd 1: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2: *yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1; rep from * to end of rnd. (It is a 9 st pattern repeat).

Step 1: Remove loop from peg 4 and hold it, move loop from peg 3 to peg 4. Place loop that you are holding back on peg 4.

Step 2: Move loop from peg 2 to peg 3.

Step 3: Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2.

Peg 1 is empty

Step 4: Move loop from peg 6 to peg 5.

Step 5: Move loop from peg 7 to peg 6.

Step 6: Move loop from peg 8 to peg 7.

Peg 8 is empty.

Step 7: Ewrap peg 1, knit peg 2-7 (treating the pegs that have two loops as one loop), ewrap peg 8, knit peg 9.

On Rnd 1: undo the ewraps on pegs 1 and 8, placing this piece of yarn in front of the peg. Then proceed to knit the rnd.

Rep Rnd 1 and Rnd 2

Join CC and cont with CC

**Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Next rnd: p to the end of rnd.

Work Rnd 1 and Rnd 2: 2 times.**

Pick up MC and cont with MC

Rep from ** to **

Next 5 rnds: k to the end of rnd

Heel

Work a short row heel over the first 18 sts. (See video on how to work a short-row heel)

Instep and Sole

Cont working in the rnd as follows:

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

Rep last rnd until item measures 2 inches less than desired foot length. (Sample shown has 30 rnds).

Cut yarn leaving a 15 inch yarn tail***.

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Join yarn at peg 28. Peg 28 will become peg 1 from this point forward. The toe is shaped with both short rows and with decreases. Tip: Recommend to move the stitches first to create the decreases.

Next 2 rows: k to the end of row.

Next row: k1, k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (34 sts rem).

Next row: k1, k2tog, k to the last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (32 sts rem).

Next row: k14, (k2tog)2x, k12, w&t.

Next row: k26, w&t.

Next row: k11, (k2tog)2x, k10, w&t.

Next row: k22, w&t.

Next row: k9, (k2tog)2x, k8, w&t.

Next row: k18, w&t.

Next row: k7, (k2tog)2x, k6, w&t.

Next row: k14, w&t.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps (24 sts rem)

Next row: k22, w&t.

Next row: k20, w&t.

Next row: k19, w&t.

Next row: k18, w&t.

Next row: k7, (k2tog)2x, k6, w&t.

Next row: k14, w&t.

Next row: k5, (k2tog)2x, k4, w&t.

Next row: k10, w&t.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps (20 sts rem)

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k8, (k2tog)2x, k6, w&t.

Next row: k14, w&t.

Next row: k5, (k2tog)2x, k4, w&t.

Next row: k10, w&t.

Next row: k3, (k2tog)2x, k2, w&t.

Next row: k6, w&t.

Next row: k1, (k2tog)2x, w&t.

Next row: k2, w&t.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k4, (k2tog)2x, k2, w&t.

Next row: k6, w&t.

Next row: k1, (k2tog)2x, w&t.

Next row: k2, w&t.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k to the end, picking up all the wraps.

Next row: k2, (k2tog)2x, k2.

Next row: k1 (k2tog)2x, k1.

Next row: (k2tog)2x

Next row: k2tog

Bind off. Cut yarn leaving a 6-inch yarn tail. Weave this end in.

Using the yarn tail from the opening, mattress stitch seam the toe close.

Optional: Add a decorative bell to the tip of the Elf House Slipper.

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec 3, 2015

Ripple Socks


socks_multi3Loom Knitting Advent Day 3 brings you a pair of warm and colorful socks!

Skiing and snowboarding season is here! Keep those toes nice and toasty with a pair of handknit wool socks.  Worked in bright and colorful Noro yarn.

Designed by Isela Phelps

Knitting loom:Sock Loom 2, 36 pegs.

Yarn: Approx 320 yards of worsted weight wool yarn. Noro Kureyon color 274 was used in sample.

Notions: Knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 8 (to hold stitches to close the toe)

Gauge: 8 sts x 13 rows in 2 inches

Size: Designed to fit loosely, to be worn with an extra pair of socks under for cold winter days. Fits a US size 8.5 women’s as shown.

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

rnd(s)=round(s)

st(s)=stitch(es)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

LEG

CO 36 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-12: *p2, k2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Next 16 rnds: follow Ripple Rib Stitch Chart.

Rep last 16 rnds: 2 more times.

Place stitch markers on pegs 1 and 20. The heel (and sole) is worked on the first half of the pegs; the instep is worked on the remainder second half of the pegs. The heel (and sole) is worked in stockinette, the instep will continue with Ripple Rib Stitch pattern.

BEGIN HEEL

Work a short row heel over 20 (see below for step by step instructions on short-row heel).

INSTEP & SOLE

Next 16 rnds: k20 (on pegs with a loop and  wrap, treat both the wrap and the loop as one stitch and knit them together), cont with Ripple Rib Stitch Chart on next 16 sts.

Rep last 16 rnds, until sole measures 7.5  (or 2 inches less than desired foot length) inches from heel.

TOE

Rep short-row heel instructions.

CLOSING

Seam the toe with the kitchener stitch.

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Short Row Heel over 20 pegs (Pegs 1 through peg 20)

Row 1: Knit from peg 1 to peg 19. Wrap and turn peg 20.

Row 2: Knit from peg 19 to peg 2. Wrap and turn peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 18. Wrap and turn peg 19.

Row 4: Knit from peg 18 to peg 3. Wrap and turn peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 17. Wrap and turn peg 18.

Row 6: Knit from peg 17 to peg 4. Wrap and turn peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 16. Wrap and turn peg 17.

Row 8: Knit from peg 16 to peg 5. Wrap and turn peg 4.

Row 9: Knit from peg 5 to peg 15. Wrap and turn peg 16.

Row 10: Knit from peg 15 to peg 6. Wrap and turn peg 5.

Row 11: Knit from peg 6 to peg 14. Wrap and turn peg 15.

Row 12: Knit from peg 14 to peg 7. Wrap and turn peg 6.

Row 13: Knit from peg 7 to peg 13. Wrap and turn peg 14.

Row 14: Knit from peg 13 to peg 8. Wrap and turn peg 7.

Row 15: Knit from peg 8 to peg 14 (treat the wrap and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 15.

Row 16: Knit from peg 14 to peg 7 (treat the wrap and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 6.

Row 17: Knit from peg 7 to peg 15 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 16.

Row 18: Knit from peg 15 to peg 6 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together).
Wrap and turn peg 5.

Row 19: Knit from peg 6 to peg 16 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 17.

Row 20: Knit from peg 17 to peg 5 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 4.

Row 21: Knit from peg 5 to peg 17 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 18.

Row 22: Knit from peg 17 to peg 4 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 3.

Row 23: Knit from peg 4 to peg 18 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 19.

Row 24: Knit from peg 18 to peg 3 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 2.

Row 25: Knit from peg 3 to peg 19 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 20.

Row 26: Knit from peg 19 to peg 2 (treat the wraps and the loop as one stitch, and knit them together). Wrap and turn peg 1.

 

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  • Great pair of socks!! My son and daughter-in-law (live in Germany) will love them this winter. Thanks for another great pattern Isela!

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Aug 28, 2015

Button-Up Romeos

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These oh-so-cozy, yet ruggedly durable slippers are the perfect thing to get your tender feet through the chilly months ahead! Designed for both Men and Women, the thick knit and leather soles make these Romeos the go-to footwear this Fall/Winter season.  

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Knitting loom: KB Hat Loom (set to 24-28 pegs in the large gauge).

Yarn:   1 (1.5) skein Wool Ease Thick & Quick (108 yrds per skein) (samples in oatmeal and denim), super bulky #6 weight, worked along with 1 (1.75) skein of bulky #5 weight decorative yarn of your choice (samples use Red Heart Curly Q (150 yrds per skein) in mexicali and Loops & Threads Charisma (109 yrds per skein) in mountain majesty)

Notions: set of leather soles, 2 large decorative buttons, loom tool, 6mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc), stitch markers, scissors, yarn needle, row counter, measuring tape, sewing needle and thread or thinner weight yarn (for stitching on leather soles).

Gauge: 4.5 stitches and 6 rows per 2”

Finished Slipper Measurements:

Women’s Size 7.5-8.5:

Circumference: 10.5”

Length: Adjustable to size (heel/toe=2.5”) (Sample’s total length measures 10”)

Men’s Size 9.5-10.5:

Circumference: 12.5”

Length: Adjustable to size (heel/toe=3”) (Sample’s total length measures 11.75”)

Skills Needed: E-wrap, Purl, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links and step by steps below), Half Hitch CO (or CO of your choice), and Basic BO.

Abbreviations: 

Button-Up Romeos-chillCO: cast on

EW: E-wrap

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is created for ladies size 7.5-8.5, with men’s size 9.5-10.5 listed in parenthesis ( ).  If you’d prefer a smaller or larger size, just add or decrease pegs/rows as needed.

As this is working with very bulky yarns, keep tension loose throughout.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Common Shoe Size Measurements

Heel and Toe Part 1 & Part 2

Pattern Instructions:

Set loom to 28 pegs in large gauge.  CO to 24 (28) of the pegs to work as a panel, centering stitches on a long section of the loom.

**Note: CO in a clockwise direction for the left slipper and a counterclockwise direction for the right slipper. (Sample uses the Half Hitch CO, but any CO of preference will be fine.)

Rows 1-10 (12): Work in the following 2 row pattern:

A: S1, EW23 (27)

B: S1, P22 (26), EW1

Button Loop: Working on Peg 1 only, EW and KO 10 times.

Rows 11-20 (13-24): EW24 (28)

Heel

Place stitch markers on pegs 7, 11, 14, 18 (8, 13, 16, 21). These will be helpful while turning the heel/toe.

Row 21 (25): Turn heel (Step by step instructions on turning the heel/toe are listed at the bottom of the pattern.)

Row 22 (26): EW24 (28) (KO 3 over 1 on peg 6 (7) ).

Instep

Rows 23-36 (27-44): EW24 (28).

*Note: The number of rows in this section is easily adjusted to accommodate the intended shoe size. Simply work until the entire length of knitting measures the total length desired for slipper, minus 2.5” (3”).

Toe

Row 37 (45): Repeat the same steps used to turn the heel.

Row 38 (46): Repeat Row 22.

Wrap the #5 decorative yarn around the loom once. Cut this yarn strand here.

BBO all pegs. Wrap the #6 yarn strand around the loom twice. Cut this yarn strand here.

Finishing

The slipper will now be seamed up in a “T” shaped manner. It might help to pin slipper edges in place before proceeding to ensure an even seam. Use the #5 weight yarn tail to seam up the toe, and the #6 weight yarn to seam up the top of the slipper until 1” (1.5”) ( below the button loop. Knot securely at this point.

Stitch the button onto the side opposite the button loop so that it still shows when the cuff is folded down.

Weave in all ends and trim close to work.

Button-Up Romeos-StitchingWork all steps once more for the second slipper, making sure to CO in the opposite direction as the first slipper so the button loop will be worked on the correct side.

Using a needle and thread or lighter weight yarn, stitch the leather bottoms securely in place. (Sample uses a blanket stitch, but an overhand stitch will work as well.)

 

**Step by Step Double Wrap Short Row Instructions:

To wrap and turn (W&T): Remove the loop from the peg and hold it. With working yarn, simply wrap around the peg, then place the loop back on the peg.

  • EW18 (21), W&T peg 19 (22).
  • EW12 (14) to peg 7 (8), W&T peg 6 (7).
  • EW11 (13) to peg 17 (20), W&T peg 18 (21).
  • EW10 (12) to peg 8 (9), W&T peg 7 (8).
  • EW9 (11) to peg 16 (19), W&T peg 17 (20).
  • EW8 (10) to peg 9 (10), W&T peg 8 (9).
  • EW7 (9) to peg 15 (18), W&T peg 16 (19).
  • EW6 (8) to peg 10 (11), W&T peg 9 (10).
  • EW5 (7) to peg 14 (17), W&T peg 15 (18).
  • EW4 (6) to peg 11 (12), W&T peg 10 (11).
  • (Men’s Size: EW5 to peg 16, W&T peg 17.)
  • (Men’s Size: EW4 to peg 13, W&T peg 12.)

Increasing Begins: Each W&T will make a total of 3 loops on that peg (lift both wraps and loops already on W&T peg as one, then W&T), and the peg before the W&Ts will be KO 2 loops over 1, then 3 loops over 1 as the pegs increase.

  • EW4 (4) to peg 14 (16), W&T peg 15 (17).
  • EW5 (5) to peg 10 (12), W&T peg 9 (11).
  • EW6 (6) to peg 15 (17), W&T peg 16 (18).
  • EW7 (7) to peg 9 (11), W&T peg 8 (10).
  • EW8 (8) to peg 16 (18), W&T peg 17 (19).
  • EW9 (9) to peg 8 (10), W&T peg 7 (9).
  • EW10 (10) to peg 17 (19), W&T peg 18 (20).
  • EW11 (11) to peg 7 (9), W&T peg 6 (8).
  • Women’s Size: EW18 to peg 24 (KO 3 over 1 on peg 18 and KO 2 over 1 on peg 19). Women’s Size heel/toe is complete.
  • (Men’s Size: EW12 to peg 20, W&T peg 21).
  • (Men’s Size: EW13 to peg 8, W&T peg 7).
  • (Men’s Size: EW21 to peg 28 (KO 3 over 1 on peg 21, and KO 2 over 1 on peg 22). Men’s Size heel/toe is complete.

Heel/Toe Video Tutorial, if needed:

 Heel and Toe Part I

Heel and Toe Part 2

*To contact Bethany Dailey, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post. :)

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Jun 6, 2015

Double Soled Footies- a new technique

A great way to get lots of wear out of your favorite slippers

Where do your slippers wear out first? On the heel and bottom, I bet. Our new double knit slippers will have your cozy slippers lasting twice as long and looking great. It’s also a great way to add some fun colors to your knitting.

slippers_doublesole5Loom: All-n-One Loom set up to work in double knit with 1cm setting.

Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn for main color and bulky yarn for the double foot.

1 skein of each. Sample used Wool of the Andes Wool in worsted and bulky.

Stitches: Stockinette and Figure 8

Notions Needed: Knit Hook, crochet hook, large sewing needle

Size: Small size 6-8 shoe or (Large) size 9-11 shoe

Slipper is worked from toe up to heel.

Instructions:

Cast On 22 (28) double stitches in Stockinette weave with main yarn. Make sure you have at least 3 empty pegs at each end of stitches. Lay anchor yarn of matching yarn, and leave in for shaping the toe.

Work (2) rows.

Row 3: Increase row.

Increase (1) stitch at 3rd peg at both ends of loom. To do this, move the stitches on peg 1 and 2 over to left empty pegs. Do this to each rail at both ends. You now have an empty peg at peg 3 on both rails. Work the increase from peg 4 to empty pegs.

Work row 4 in stockinette stitch. You now have 24 (30) stitches.

Work additional 4 (8) rows in stockinette stitch.

Adding the bulky yarn:

The bulky section will be worked on the center 12 (16) pegs. Go to center of knitting and count back 6 (8) pegs for starting point for bulky yarn. Place a slip knot on the peg at starting point peg with bulky yarn.

*Work the row:

Wrap the center 12 (16) pegs front to back with Figure 8 stitch with the chunky yarn. Return to beginning with another wrap of chunky yarn. Secure the chunky yarn to prevent it from coming off the pegs.

Now, wrap the main yarn in complete circular on all pegs in Stockinette stitch.

Work the row by hooking over the 2 loops of chunky yarn, one strand at a time. Then, hook over the main yarn to complete the row.

Repeat this entire * process with both yarns for a total of 22 rows.

Tie and knot the chunky yarn. Cut with 3” tail and tuck into knitting.

Continue working with main yarn in Stockinette stitch for additional 4 (8) rows on all pegs. This is the heel of the slipper.

Finishing:

Fold slipper so that the anchor yarn remains at one end. Use invisible stitch to sew the heel of the slipper with main yarn. Knot well and cut leaving 2” tail. Work the yarn tail into the knitting with crochet hook.

Sew the top of slipper to approximately half way leaving a comfortable opening for the foot to enter. Gather the anchor yarn carefully to form the toe and tie and knot. Trim yarn tails and pull into inside of slipper.

If desired, you can make a nice crochet ruffle edge with chunky yarn and crochet hook at top of slipper.

Repeat all instructions for 2nd slipper. Enjoy the great cushioning of the double footie. You may also add a few drops of liquid rubber for non-skid slippers.

 

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  • I found it helpful to add three washers to each side of my 1cm spacers to give my bulky yarn room to fit between the two sides. I also had to remind myself not to wrap too tightly!

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May 28, 2015

Ballerina Baby Socks

Ballerina-SocksA sweet pair of baby socks that brings a little special touch. Knit them in different colors to create a matching set for any outfit.

Loom: Sock Loom 2.

Yarn: Approx 60 yds of light weight merino wool yarn. Sample used Louet Gems, 100% Merino Wool, 175 yards/100 grams. Colors: White for main color (MC), Crabapple for contrasting color (CC).

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, two sets of stitch markers (4 stitch markers total), double pointed needles (for Kitchener stitch).

Gauge: 11 sts x 16 rows= 2 inches in stockinette (unblocked)

Size: 6-9 months

Abbreviations

CC=Contrasting color

CO=Cast on

K= knit stitch—sample uses the U-stitch; may substitute with the regular knit stitch

MC=main color

P=purl stitch

W&T=wrap peg and turn to knit in the opposite direction

Rnd=round

SSK=Slip, slip knit. Over 2 pegs—peg 1 is on the right, peg 2 is on the left. Move loop from peg 2 to peg. Knit peg 1, treating both loops on peg as one loop.

St(s)=stitch(es)

YO=yarn over. Ewrap the peg. On the following row/round, undo the ewrap and place it in front of the peg (the yarn will be loose).

INSTRUCTIONS

Prepare loom: Set up loom to 28 pegs. Place one set of stitch markers (matching color) on peg 1 and 14. Place the second set of stitch markers (matching color) on pegs 18 and 27.

Using MC, CO 28 sts, prepare to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1-4: K to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *SSK, YO; rep from * to end of rnd.

Rnd 6-8: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 9: Pick up cast on rnd and place those loops back on their respective pegs. Each peg will have 2 loops on it. k to the end of rnd (treat the two loops on each peg as one loop).

Rnd 10-17: k to the end of rnd.

Join CC.

Rnd 18-19: with CC, k to the end of rnd.

HEEL INSTRUCTIONSBallerina Socks 6

**First set of stitch markers mark the pegs for the heel. **

Heel—the next portion continues after Rnd 19. The heel is worked in short-rows (partial rows). A short row heel has two parts, the decreasing section (Rows 1-8) then an increasing section (Row 9-17). On the pegs that have move than one loop, treat all those loops as one and knit them as normal.

Row 1: k13, W&T peg 14.

Row 2: k12, W&T peg 1.

Row 3: k11, W&T peg 13.

Row 4: k10, W&T peg 2.

Row 5: k9, W&T peg 12.

Row 6: k8, W&T peg 3.

Row 7: k7, W&T peg 11.

Row 8: k6, W&T peg 4.

Row 9: k7, W&T peg 12.

Row 10: k8, W&T peg 3.

Row 11: k9, W&T peg 13.

Row 12: k10, W&T peg 2.

Row 13: k11, W&T peg 14.

Row 15: k12, W&T peg 1.

Row 16: k13, W&T peg 15.

Row 17: K14, W&T peg 28.

Heel section complete. The sock will be worked in the round from this point forward, until the toe section is reached.Ballerina Baby Socks 8

Next rnd: with CC, k to the end of rnd (pegs 15 and 28 have two loops on them, treat both loops as one loop).

**Place second set of stitch matching stitch marker on peg 27 and peg 16. **

Peg 27 will become from this point forward peg 1, placing the matching stitch marker on peg 18. The bottom portion of the ballerina sock is worked over these 18 pegs in CC; the top section is worked in the MC.

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 1-18).

Make slip knot with MC and place it on peg 19. Join both yarns with a square knot.

With MC, k10 (from peg 19-28).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 18-1).

Cross yarns (if they do not cross, there will be a gap between the two colors).

PU MC, k10 (from 28-19).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (from peg 1-18).

Cross yarns.

PU MC, k10 (from 19-28).

Next rnd:

PU CC, k18 (18-1).

Cross yarns.

PU MC, k10 (from peg 28-19).

Rep last 2 rnds: 3 more times.

Cut MC, leaving a 6 inch yarn tail.

Next rnd: with CC k to the end of rnd.

Remove second set of stitch markers. Only heel stitch markers remain. Continue to toe instructions.

TOE INSTRUCTIONS

Repeat heel instructions.

Lift the bottom loop off peg 15 (this peg has one wrap).

Kitchener the toe close.

Weave in all the ends. (Make sure that there are no loose stitches or long floats of yarn as they can wrap around the baby’s toes and cut off circulation).

Block lightly.

 

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Apr 10, 2015

Zoey’s Toesies

Zoey's Toesies- efg loomSpring seems to be the time the urge hits to whip up tiny projects for those wee babes we know. This little pair of baby booties is just the thing to keep those sweet little tootsies snug and warm, and our knitting urges satisfied, lol.  In my case, a new niece will be arriving soon, so these are named for her. The bit of picot edging and the contrast colored toes and heels add to the overall cuteness, while the elastic yarn works to keep them in place no matter how much baby Zoey loves to kick. ;)

Needed

Knitting loom: KB Sock Loom Extra Fine Gauge

Yarn:  approx. 1/2 skeins Cascade Yarns Fixation: Sock Weight, 100 yards, 98.3% Cotton/ 1.7% Elastic (sample in colors MC: #9907 & CC: Lemon).

Notions: Loom tool, yarn needle, scissors.  (Also helpful: peg markers, row counter, 4mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc))

Gauge: 8 stitches and 14 rows per inch on average.

Finished sock measures 3.75″ in length and 2.5″ in height.

Skills Needed: True Knit Stitch or U-stitch, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links below), Chain CO, and Basic BO, Knit 2 Together.

Pattern Notes:

All knit stitches are either worked as a true knit stitch, or as a U-stitch.

The sample sock was knit using an elastic yarn, which makes the sockies nice and smooshy.  The thing you’ll need to be careful of is keeping just a little bit of tension on that yarn throughout the project. This give your socks that perfect amount of stretch…not too little and not too much.  BUT!  You’ll need to keep your tension consistent throughout the project, and on both socks! ;)

**To contact Bethany Dailey, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post.

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

CC: Contrast Color

MC: Main Color

K: knit stitch or U-stitch, as desired

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

k2tog: knit 2 stitches together

W&T: wrap and turn- the method of creating short rows with a wrap, and then a turning of direction mid-row.

BO: Bind off

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Turning of heels and toes:  Double Wrapped Short Row Method  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

 

Pattern Instructions:

Set your EFG Loom to use 40 pegs in the round.

Using your CC yarn, Chain CO to all 40 pegs.

Rounds 1-5:  K

Zoey's Toesies- Picot EdgeRound 6:  k2tog every even peg:
(Move loop from peg 1 to peg 2, move loop from peg 3 to peg 4…etc, to the end of the row. To work round, carry WY behind each empty peg and knit all double loops as if they are one.)

Round 7: Carry WY in front of each empty peg, and K each even peg.  All pegs will now be filled.

Rounds 8-12: K

Bring inside leg of all CO row loops back up onto the loom, as you would for the brim of a hat. KO all sts.

Cut CC yarn to approx. 4″.

Rounds 13-22:  Join your MC yarn and K.  Do not cut yarn.

Join CC yarn and using the Double Wrap Short Row Method, decrease on pegs 1-20, keeping pegs 8-13 unwrapped, and the 7 pegs on each side will be wrapped.  (For those who need it, the Step by Step written instructions are at the bottom of this post)

Increase back to a full 20 pegs.  Extend your W&T’s one extra peg on each end to help close any hole created by starting the short rows.  Pegs 40 & 21 will still have wrapped loops- just knit these loops together as one during the next knitted row.

Zoey's Toesies- 3 Cut CC yarn to approx. 4″.

Rounds 23-38: Pick up MC, K all pegs.

Cut MC yarn to approx. 4″.

Join CC and repeat the short row instructions to create the toe.  This time you will not have to extend the W&T’s one extra peg on each side.  Just end the short rows when you have increased back to all 20 pegs.

Trim yarn to ?”.

It is now time to seam the two toe edges together.  The best and most seamless way to do this is to create a Kitchener Stitch.  The instructions on how to work this is found here:  http://blog.knittingboard.com/archives/1481

If you feel a little overwhelmed by this grafting method, you can either carefully whipstitch or mattress stitch the toe closed.  Here’s a great tutorial for that: http://www.knittingboard.com/so-sewing-the-toe-video/

Weave in all ends, stretching the fabric as you go, so that the tails will stay hidden.  Trim close to work.

Now make a second sock! :)  **Note: keep in mind that because this sock has used a yarn that has a little bit of elastic, you’ll want to make sure that you keep the same tension for the second sock as you did for the first one… or you might end up making the mistake I did and end up with two socks knit using exactly the same pattern, but were two completely different sizes.  Ooopsie! :P

 

**Step by Step Double Wrap Short Row Instructions:

To wrap and turn (W&T): Remove the loop from the peg and hold it. With working yarn, simply wrap around the peg, then place the loop back on the peg.

  • K19, W&T peg 20.
  • K18, W&T peg 1.
  • K17, W&T peg 19.
  • K16, W&T peg 2.
  • K15, W&T peg 18.
  • K14, W&T peg 3
  • K13, W&T peg 17.
  • K12, W&T peg 4
  • K11, W&T peg 16
  • K10, W&T peg 5
  • K9, W&T peg 15.
  • K8, W&T peg 6.
  • K7, W&T peg 14.
  • K6, W&T peg 7.
  • K7 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 15.
  • K8 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 6.
  • K9 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 16.
  • K10 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 5.
  • K11 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 17.
  • K12 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 4.
  • K13 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 18.
  • K14 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 3.
  • K15 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 19.
  • K16 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 2.
  • K17 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 20.
  • K18 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 1.
  • K19 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 21.
  • K20 (Treating the wrap(s) and the loop as one stitch). Lift both loops and W&T peg 40.

***Extending one extra peg on each end will help close any hole created by starting the short rows.  Pegs 40 and 21 will end up with 2 wraps. Leave them on the pegs as you continue with the rest of the instructions. On the very next round, treat the stitches and wraps on these pegs as one stitch.***

*To contact Bethany Dailey, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post. :)

3 Comments

  • Great little socks! Getting ready to be a “great Aunt” again in May, they will be a perfect gift to go with the blanket I made. Where do you get the yarn? Is it on-line? Thanks again for the really great pattern. Sue

  • Hi Sue :)

    Thank you so much! I hope the babies will like them as much as we do, haha! ;) The yarn, I’m sure, can be purchased online at the many yarn suppliers out there, but I actually got mine at a local yarn shop (not the big box store kind). I’ve actually seen them in most of those little shops that I have visited.

    Hope that helps!
    Bethany~

  • Adorable! :)

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Dec 12, 2014

Pretty Peds

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 We are bringing you a new feature to our blog! Every second Friday of the month, we will feature a design by one of our customers. Our second installment in this tradition features a pattern by Bethany Dailey. Reminiscent of ballet slippers, this exquisite design will have you reaching for your EFG Sock Loom!  To contact Bethany, simply submit a comment at the bottom of this post. 

 

Knitting loom: KB EFG Sock Loom (set to 60 pegs in the round for ladies size 6.5-8.5).

Yarn:   1 skein Patons Stretch Socks (sample in Plum), Super Fine #1 weight, 239 yards, 41% cotton /39% wool / 13% nylon / 7% elastic

Notions: loom tool, 3mm crochet hook (for cast on and help with possible missed stitches, etc),  (2) size 3 double pointed knitting needles (for Kitchener Grafting), stitch markers, scissors, yarn needle, row counter, measuring tape

Gauge: 8.5 stitches and  13 rows per inch in stitch pattern.

Skills Needed: True Knit Stitch or U-stitch, E-wrap, Purl, Double Wrap Short Row Method (shown in video links below), 2 peg I-Cord, Kitchener Stitch (or other grafting method), Picot Edging, CO, and BO (as described in pattern notes)

Abbreviations: 

CO: cast on

EW: E-wrap

K: knit stitch or U-stitch, as desired

P: purl stitch

KO: knit off

St(s): stitches

WY: working yarn

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is created for ladies size 6.5-8.5, as the nature of the stretchable sock yarn allows for forgivable sizing.  If you’d prefer a smaller or larger size, just add or decrease pegs as needed.

All knit stitches are either worked as a true knit stitch, or as a U-stitch, not e-wrap.

Video Tutorials and Web Tools:

Picot Cast On (Bethany Dailey’s version)

Heel and Toe Part 1 & Part 2

Kitchener Grafting Stitch Tutorial (at the bottom of Twisting Vines Socks)

Picot Stitches Instructions:

Picot Edging: Where called for in pattern, at the beginning of each panel knit row, EW and KO turning peg 5 times to create chain. When turning to knit the next row, slip (skip) this peg.

Picot Cast On: (note: when called for in pattern, you will already have a base loop on the starting peg)

    • * -EW and KO 5 times on 1st CO peg to create chain.
    • -Remove loop from peg and place on crochet hook.
    • -Place hook with loop just before the peg you chained on, and point towards the inside of the loom.
    • -Wrap WY around the front of the peg, towards the next peg in line.
    • -Snag WY to the back of the peg with crochet hook, and pull through chain loop to create a new loop.
    • -Place new loop onto next empty peg.
    • -Repeat from * until you’ve reached the next peg with a base loop.  At the base loop peg, knit 2 loops off as one on the first EW KO, then complete 4 more, to equal 5 EW’s.

Picot Bind Off:

    • * -EW and KO 5 times on 1st BO peg.
    • -Move loop from 2nd BO peg to 1st BO peg, KO.
    • -Move loop back to 2nd BO peg.
    • -Repeat from * to last BO peg.

 

Pattern Instructions:

Pretty Peds Close upSet loom to 60 pegs in the round.  CO to 30 of the pegs, centering stitches on a long section of the loom. (Note: if you have adjusted the number of pegs being used for an alternate fit, just CO half of the new number.)

Knit first row on all 30 pegs, then using Heel and Toe Part I, decrease until there are 10 pegs unwrapped. (Note: if you have adjusted the number of pegs being used for an alternate fit, just decrease to a third of the total short row pegs.)

Using Heel and Toe Part 2, increase back to a full 30 pegs.  After wrapping peg 30, knit back to peg 1.  Pegs 1 & 30 will still have wrapped loops-just knit these loops together as one during the next row.

Carefully stretch CO edge across loom and place onto the corresponding pegs on the other side of the loom, filling all 60 pegs. (If this stretch is just too much for your chosen yarn, you can instead CO the empty pegs with your working yarn.  You’ll then need to graft these edges together later, during the finishing steps of this project.)

*(Note: you will now be knitting from the first peg after the heel section (your new peg 1) toward the newly CO pegs, then proceeding on to the heel pegs.  Please adjust the numbers of the pegs to reflect this change.)

Place stitch markers on pegs 11 and 20.

Knit 12 rounds using all 60 pegs in the following pattern:

    • -Pegs 1-10: K
    • -Pegs 11-20: K, P, K, P
    • -Pegs 21-60: K

Row 13: K pegs 1-10, Picot BO pegs 11-20, K pegs 21-60 & 1-10.

*To connect the picot trim on the heel to the trim you will now begin creating on the sides, you’ll need to pull up the base of the 5 EW chain from peg 11 up onto peg 10. Treat these 2 loops as one in the next steps.

*Please now make peg 10 your new peg 1 and work the next rows from this point.

Instep Rows:  Knit in the following 2-Row pattern until the entire length of knitting measures the total length desired for foot minus 3.5” (3” for toe and .5” for negative ease) (Note: Sample used 56 rows):

Row 1:

    • -Picot Edging, slip peg and turn.
    • -Pegs 2-4: Purl
    • -Pegs 5-50: Knit

Row 2:

    • -Picot Edging, slip peg and turn.
    • -Pegs 49-47: Purl
    • -Pegs 46-1: Knit

Once you’ve reached your planned measurement, Picot CO to 10 empty pegs so that all 60 are filled. Complete the round in Knit, so you are back to your original peg #1.

Re-number your pegs so that they are continuing in this direction for the following rounds.

Knit 6 rounds using all 60 pegs in the following pattern:

    • -Pegs 1-10: K
    • -Pegs 11-20: K, P, K, P…
    • -Pegs 21-60: K

Complete the next 18 rounds in the Knit stitch.

Repeat the same steps that you used to turn the heel, making sure to use the same pegs and side of the loom as before.

Remove the live loops from the loom and graft edges to close the toe, using the Kitchener Stitch (see tutorial included in this post for instructions).  If required, repeat the same technique for the heel section.

For tie strings, pull up 2 stitches from the edge of your sock, where you prefer for your tie to be attached, and create an 8” 2 Peg I-Cord for the instep, and a 5” 2 Peg I-Cord for the outside. (2 Peg I-Cord Tutorial)

Weave in all ends.  Work all steps once more for your completed pair of Pretty Peds!

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Nov 7, 2014

Baby Ballet Slippers

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Holidays are around the corner, knit little baby ballet slippers for the precious little ones. The pattern is simple and small that you can knit a pair in one afternoon.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One loom, 20 pegs used. Pattern can be done on All-n-One loom, Adjustable Hat Loom, 32 Peg Loom.

Yarn: 40-50 yards of worsted weight wool. Sample was knit with Knit Picks Swish Worsted, shown in Cornmeal.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, crochet hook size I.

Size: 3-6 months

Gauge: 9sts x 10 rows= 2 inches in garter stitch

Abbreviations

K=knit

P=purl

CO=cast on

Cont=continue

BO=Bind off

St(s)=stitches

M1=make 1. A type of increase. Move the loops on the pegs to create an empty peg where you need the increase. Reach for the ladder going from one peg to the other, twist it and place this loop on the emptied peg.

k2tog=knit two stitches together. Move the stitch from the first peg over to the second peg. Treat both loops as one and knit them together.

SSK=knit two stitches together. Move the stitch from the last peg over to the peg before last. Treat both loops as one and knit them together.

Pattern notes

The pattern is worked as a flat panel then assembled into a little shoe shape.

When the pattern calls to cast on stitches at the beginning of the row, use the ewrap method to cast on the additional stitches.

Decreasing rows: simply move the loop from the outer peg to the peg next to it, example: from peg 1 to peg 2, from very last peg to the peg before last. Work both loops as one when working the stitch.

Entire pattern is worked in garter stitch (knit one row, purl one row).

The little bow string was crochet. You can substitute with a piece of ribbon.

When seaming, use the mattress stitch to seam the little slipper.

INSTRUCTIONSLittleShoes6002
(Make 2)

Cast on 12 sts, prepare to work a flat panel.

Row 1: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. (14 sts).

Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14: p to the end.

Row 3: As row 1 (16 sts).

Row 5: As row 1 (18 sts).

Row 7: As row 1 (20 sts).

Row 9: k2tog, k to the last 2 sts, ssk (18 sts).

Row 11: as Row 9. (16 sts).

Row 13: as Row 9 (14 sts).

Row 15: as Row 9 (12 sts).

Row 16: Using the ewrap, cast on 5 stitches, p to the end of row. (17 sts).

Row 17: k1, m1, k to the end (18 sts).

Row 18: p to the end.

Row 19: k1, m1, k to the end (19 sts).

Row 20: p to the end.

Row 21: k1, m1, k to the end (20 sts).

Row 22: p to the end.

Row 23: k1, m1, k to the end (21 sts).

Row 24: Basic bind off 12 sts, p to the end of row.LittleShoes6003

Rows 25-37: cont in garter stitch.

Row 38: Cast on 12sts, p21.

Row 39: k2tog, k to the end of row (32 sts).

Row 40: p to the end of row.

Row 41: k2tog, k to the end of row (31 sts).

Row 41: p to the end of row.

Row 42: k2tog, k to the end of row (30 sts).

Row 43: p to the end of row.

Row 44: k2tog, k to the end of row (29 sts).

Basic bind off, leaving a 20 inch long tail for seaming.

Decorative Crochet Ribbon

Using crochet hook and contrasting color yarn, chain 65. Bind off.

ASSEMBLY

Using the mattress stitch, seam the side of the upper to the sole area. Mattress stitch the heel area last. Weave ends in.

Steam block gently.

Pass crocheted chain through the edge stitches on each slipper, arrange the ends of the chain so that they are to the side of each slipper. Make a little bow. Secure the little bow in place with matching thread and needle.

 

 

 

4 Comments

  • These are so absolutely precious! :D

  • Super sweet baby slippers!

  • Hi thank you very much for making this tutorial. I was wondering if you could make this or others on the EFG sock loom? I can’t find many patterns for that loom and it makes me very sad and disappointed.

  • The EFG loom will work, however, the slipper will be small, probably the size for a newborn.

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Aug 8, 2014

Schooner Socks

The fall months are soon approaching, it is time to begin knitting all those beautiful fall projects. One of my favorite fall project category is socks. I love to see a drawer full of cheerful handknit socks. Today, we bring you the Schooner Socks. These are worked with sock weight yarn and our new extra fine gauge knitting loom. schooner

Pattern Information

Knitting Loom: Extra Fine Gauge (EFG) Sock Loom.

Yarn: 400-500 yds of sock weight yarn. Sample shown in Knit Picks Felici in Schooner.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size US 1 or 2.

Size: shown in 8.5-9 inch circumference

Gauge: 17sts and 23 rows=2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

Sl1=slip the stitch/peg; in this stitch pattern, place yarn behind the peg.

Rnd(s)=round(s)

Stitch Patterns

Round 1: *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of round.

Round 2: k to the end of round.

Rep Row 1 & Row 2 for stitch pattern.

How to sl1—Take yarn behind the peg that you are “slipping”. Example: Knit pegs 1, 2, 3, take yarn behind peg 4; this completes one repeat, start again at peg 5 by knitting peg 5, 6, 7, then slipping peg 8, repeating the sequence all around the round.

Pattern Notes

Clockwise direction around the loom. Knit Stitch refers to the knit stitch, may substitute with flat stitch or u-stitch; ewrap not recommended.

DIRECTIONS

Cast on 64sts, join in the round.

Rnds 1-8: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of round

Rnd 9: *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of round

Rnd 10: k

Rep Rnd 9 & Rnd 10: until leg measures 6 inches from cast on edge (or until leg

measures desired length from cast on edge). End on a Rnd 9.

Heel

Worked flat with short-rows on first 32 pegs

Knit from peg 1-32. Wrap & Turn peg 33.

Knit from peg 32-2. Wrap & Turn peg 1.

Knit from peg 2-31. Wrap & Turn peg 32.

Knit from peg 31-3. Wrap & Turn peg 2.

Knit from peg 3-30. Wrap & Turn peg 31.

Knit from peg 30-4. Wrap & Turn peg 3.

Knit from peg 4-29. Wrap & Turn peg 30.

Knit from peg 29-5. Wrap & Turn peg 4.

Knit from peg 5-28. Wrap & Turn peg 29.

Knit from peg 28-6. Wrap & Turn peg 5.

Knit from peg 6-27. Wrap & Turn peg 28.

Knit from peg 27-7. Wrap & Turn peg 6.

Knit from peg 7-26. Wrap & Turn peg 27.

Knit from peg 26-8. Wrap & Turn peg 7.

Knit from peg 8-25. Wrap & Turn peg 26

Knit from peg 25-9. Wrap & Turn peg 8.

Knit from peg 9-24. Wrap & Turn peg 25.

Knit from peg 24-10. Wrap & Turn peg 9.

Knit from peg 10-23. Wrap & Turn peg 24.

Knit from peg 23-9. Wrap & Turn peg 10.

Knit from peg 11-22. Wrap & Turn peg 23.

Knit from peg 22-12. Wrap & Turn peg 11.

Reverse Short-row shaping

If a peg has two loops on it, treat them as one.

Knit from peg 12-23.

Knit from peg 23-11.

Knit from peg 11-24.

Knit from peg 24-10

Knit from peg 10-25

Knit from peg 25-9

Knit from peg 9-26

Knit from peg 26-8

Knit from peg 8-27

Knit from peg 27-7

Knit from peg 7-28

Knit from peg 28-6

Knit from peg 6-29

Knit from peg 29-5

Knit from peg 5-30

Knit from peg 30-4

Knit from peg 4-31

Knit from peg 31-3

Knit from peg 3-32

Knit from peg 32-2

Knit from peg 2-33

Knit from peg 33-1

End of heel. From this point on we will work in the round to create the sole and the instep.

Next rnd: k

**Next rnd: k31, sl1, *k3, sl1; rep from * to the end of rnd

Next rnd: k **

Rep from ** to ** until sole measures 2 inches less (approx 24 rounds less) than desired length.

Toe Shaping

Repeat heel instructions exactly.

Closing the Toe

Place half of the stitches on a double pointed needle (1-32) and the

other half on the second double pointed needle (33-64). Cut the working yarn leaving a 24 inch long tail to use to close the toe area. Use the kitchener stitch to close the toe.

Finishing: Weave all yarn tail ends. Block lightly.

 

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  • I have purchased the all in one loom and a pattern book with a turquoise slouchy hat on the cover. I want to make that hat! I know how to do the M1L but I cannot figure out how to go from 60 to 80 stitches! The directions are not clear. From what I have read it seems to be a problem for a lot of loom knitters out there. Where is the answer? I bought that book for that pattern and don’t think it’s fair that I cannot even get a answer. The store does not take a return for a pattern. Will anyone please help?

  • http://blog.knittingboard.com/index.php/archives/2083 Check out this post, it provides two methods of achieving this increase.

  • Isela ,Thank you ! The info on the slouchy hat was great,easy peasy now.Kari

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Aug 2, 2014

Pom Pom Socks

Pom Pom Socks Picture

Happy feet all around with this cute Pom Pom socks! Knit an adorable pair of socks for the little tikes.

Knitting Loom: Authentic Knitting Board Sock Loom 2.

Yarn:  200-400 yards of DK weight yarn, (amount depends on length of sock). Sample was knit with Yarntini Vintage.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, 2 double pointed needles size 2.

Size:   Two sizes provided, 2-4 (4-6) years. Approx foot circumference 10 (12) inches. When only one set of instructions is provided, follow same instructions for both sizes. Instructions for larger sizes will be given in ( ).

Gauge: 11 sts x 23 rows= 2 inches

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch (may substitute with flat stitch or U-stitch but not ewrap).

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

Rnd=round

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 48 (52) pegs and join to knit in the round

Round 1: k to the end of round.

Repeat row 1 until piece measures approximately 1.5 (2) inches from cast on edge (about 18 (23) rounds).

Continue to heel instructions

HEEL INSTRUCTIONS
Please go to charts below and follow the heel instructions for the desired size sock. The heel is worked on only the first half of the stitches on the loom, 24 (26) pegs. Worked as a flat panel in short-rows to create the cup for the heel.

Once heel is complete, you will continue working in the round for the instep and sole of the sock as follows:

Next round: k to the end of the round.

Repeat last round until item measures 1.5 (2) inches less than desired sock length

Next: Follow Heel instructions exactly to create the cup for the toe area.

Closing the toe area

After completion of the heel instructions, prepare to close the toe area as follows:  Place half of the stitches on a double pointed needle, and the remainder half of the stitches on the second double pointed needle. Cut the working yarn leaving about a 20 inch tail to use to close the toe area.

Use the Kitchener Stitch to close the toe.

Finishing: Weave all yarn tail ends. Block lightly.

Pom Pom: Make 2 pom poms with the method of choice (we provide a method here) and securely sew to the back of the rolled edge.

PomPom Socks

2 Comments

  • very sad, I know some work on the loom, but I know the points.

  • Isela, you can show me a video that teaches how to make purse and swetter. I admire you so much. Thank you.

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Jun 27, 2014

Summer Footies

Summer footies 1

A fun pair of footies to wear during the summer months, knit with worsted weight cotton yarn and a lovely open lace pattern.

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2 by Authentic Knitting Board, 36 pegs used.

Yarn:  Approx 125 yds of worsted weight yarn cotton. Sample used Sugar ‘N Cream in Over the Rainbow.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: US Women’s 6-7 (7-8, 8-9). Sample shown in size 6-7

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

BO=Bind off

Cont=continue

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.

YO=Yarn over. Ewrap peg on the row that calls to YO, on the next row when you need to knit/purl the stitch, undo the ewrap and lay the yarn flat in front of the peg.

w&t=wrap and turn. The process of wrapping the stitch and turning to work in the opposite direction. Lift the stitch/loop off the peg, wrap the peg so that the yarn goes around the peg and ends towards the front of the peg—if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg counterclockwise; if working in a clockwise direction around the loom, wrap the peg clockwise.

INSTRUCTIONSSummer Footies 2

CUFF

Cast on 36 sts, join to work in the round.

Rnd 1-6: *k2, p2; rep from * to the end of rnd.

Rnd 7-10: k to the end of the rnd.

HEEL

Start Short Row Heel—worked in short-rows over the first 18 pegs.

Row 1: k17, w&t at peg 18.

Row 2: k16, w&t at peg 1.

Row 3: k15, w&t at peg 17.

Row 4: K14, w&t at peg 2.

Row 5: K13, w&t at peg 16.

Row 6: k12, w&t at peg 3.

Row 7: k11, w&t at peg 15.

Row 8: k10, w&t at peg 4.

Row 9: k9, w&t at peg 14.

Row 10: k8, w&t at peg 5

Center 8 pegs of the 18 heel stitches are without a wrap. Continue with second part of heel.

Row 11: k9, (lift all the loops on the last pegs as one loop), w&t peg 15 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 12: k10, w&t peg 4 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 13: k11, w&t peg 16 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 14: k12, w&t peg 3 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 15: k13, w&t peg 17 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 16: k14, w&t peg 2 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 17: k15, w&t peg 18 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

Row 18: k16, w&t peg 1 (this peg has 2 wraps on it and the stitch).

End of Heel Instruction

SOLE AND INSTEP

Continue working in the round the sole and instep instructions. Sole constitute the first 18 stitches, instep the remainder 18 stitches.

*Rnd 1 and 2: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 3: k18,  [k2tog]3x, [yo, k1]6x, [k2tog]3x. (Need assistance with Round 3, please check out the breakdown below).

Rnd 4: k18, p18.*

Rep instructions from * to *: 8 (9, 10) more times.

Next rnd: k to the end of rnd.

TOE

Follow same instructions as for HEEL

Once heel instructions have been completed, transfer the stitches as follows onto two double pointed needles:

Stitches 1-18 on one double pointed needle.

Stitches 19-36 on second double pointed needle.

Use the kitchener stitch to seam the toe are close.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

Video on moving the stitches to the knitting needles to kitchener the toe close.

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14 Comments

  • Hi Isela,

    How do I get a print out of this pattern so I can make these cute footies? I’ve made lots of socks since I first made your loom along sock pattern in May of 2012. Thanks for your great patterns and your help!

    Mary

  • I have finished the footies, with the exception of the toes. HELP! I have watched videos on how to do the kitchener stitch, but the loomed ones all show the round loom. Is there a video or an explanation for how to do this? I love this pattern!!

  • Is this just one piece of worsted yarn for the slippers

  • Yep.

  • http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEsummer04/FEATtheresasum04.html This is better than video, step by step photos.

  • Hmm, you could copy the entire post to a Word document and then print it–highlight the entire post, right click and click on copy; open a Word document, click on paste. I think that should work.

  • These are adorable. Thank you for the pattern. You gave the number of cast on stitches for size 6-7 but not for the other sizes. Please be kind enough to post how many stitches to cast on for the other size. Thank you very much. I love this knitting board. I used to make socks using dp needles. What a pain they were but this board is so much easier. I take it with me wherever I go.

  • Can you please show what type of Knitting Board you are using for this pattern. That way I can see if I have it or not. Also it would be great if you can make a video.

    thanks,

  • It is the same number of pegs. The lace is very expandable and thus the peg count works.

  • What pattern is this in respect to? Thanks Julieta.

  • Ok, I saw what post it came from. It is done on the Sock loom 2. http://www.knittingboard.com/product_p/sockloom_2.htm. The breakdown of the lace portion is posted in the pattern, it is very simple to follow along. Right now, we don’t have a video planned but we will put it in our to-do list. Thank you.

  • How do you do the kitchener and the u – stitch? I can’t seem to find anything on how to do these

  • Thanks for telling me how to print the footie pattern. I just saw the newest hat and sock looms yesterday. Awesome! I’m getting them next week. Is there a book planned for the efg loom?

  • If you have MS Office installed, you have a program called Microsoft XPS Document Writer. Just right click on the article, go down to click on print, and save as an XPS document. I look at print preview first so I don’t copy umpteen number of comments. Give it a name, and you can view this with the XPS reader, just by clicking on the file.

    But if no office software, you have wordpad on your computer. Just copy what you want and paste it in there. Hold down the left button and run across the text you want to copy and right click to paste. Picture, you just right click, copy, then paste where you want the picture to appear in your document.

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May 23, 2014

Father’s Day Slippers

 

Fathers-Day-slippers1Gift Dad the perfect, comfy, warm, no frills pair of slippers. Worked with bulky weight yarn, using two pegs as one on the knitting loom, will have you cranking out a pair in one afternoon.
PS: Sometimes, finding a willing male to photograph their feet is the most difficult part of the task. 

Pattern Information

Knitting loom: All-n-One Knitting loom, 80 pegs (use 2 pegs as one).

Yarn:  Approx 106 yds of Super Bulky weight yarn. Sample used Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Charcoal.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: S (M, L). Approx American men shoe size—S-8-9.5; M-9.5-11; L-11-12.5. Shown in a size S.

Gauge: 4 sts x 8 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

K=knit stitch

P=purl stitch

St(s)=stitches

Rnd(s)=round(s)

BO=Bind off

Rem=remain

Cont=continue

Sl=slip. Skip peg with yarn behind the peg

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Move stitch from the peg on the left to the peg on the right. Work/knit both loops as one loop.

INSTRUCTIONSslippers_sam

Leave a 20 inch yarn tail at the beginning of the slip knot. Using 80 (88, 96) pegs total, use 2 pegs as one peg, cast on 40 (44, 48) sts, join to work in the rnd.

Rnd 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: p to the end of rnd.

Small Size—Go to *

Medium and Large Size

Rnd 13: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 14: p to the end of rnd.

Medium Size—Go to *

Large Size only

Rnd 15: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 16: p to the end of rnd.

Large size—go to *

*Next 4 rnds: k to the end of rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end rnd.

BO 15 (16, 17) sts, k to the end of rnd. (10 (12, 14)sts rem)

From this point on, cont working as a flat panel over the rem 10 (12, 14) sts.

Next row: sl1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1.

Next 6 (7, 8) rows: k to the end of the row.

BO leaving a 10 inch yarn tail. Use yarn tail to seam down this side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with yarn and seam down the other side of the instep flap. Thread tapestry needle with beginning yarn tail, seam the bottom of the sole close. Weave ends in. Block if necessary.

Note: To make them less slippery, use Puffy Fabric Paint to place a few dots under the sole.

 

 

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Feb 27, 2014

Frilly Edge Baby Socks

Frilly Edge Socks 1

Knit baby a special pair of socks that are soft and just the perfect softness for their itty bitty feet.

Knitting loom: Sock Loom 2

Yarn: Karabella Aurora 4 Sport  weight

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle.

Size: Sample will fit 3-6 mos.

Gauge: 14 sts x 17 rows= 2 inches in stockinette stitch.

Abbreviations:Frilly Edge Socks 2

K=knit stitch

YO=Yarn over (ewrap the empty peg. On the following round when you need to work the the peg with the Yarn over, unravel the ewrap and leave this strand of yarn to the front of the peg, knit or purl the strand of yarn as if it was a flat stitch).

W&T=Lift the loop that is on the peg, take working yarn behind the peg, wrap it to the front of the peg, place loop back on the peg.

K2tog=knit two stitches together. Worked over two pegs. Lift loop from peg 2 and move it to peg 1. Leave peg 2 empty. Treat the two loops on peg 1 as one loop. Knit peg 1.

Instructions

Cast on 32 sts, join to work in the round

Rnd 1-6: k to the end of the round.

Rnd  7: *k2tog, yo; rep from * to the end of round.

Rnd 8-14: k to the end of round.

Rnd 15: Pick up cast on edge and place those stitches back on the loom, each peg should have 2 loops on it. Treat both loops as one loop. K to the end of the round.

Next 10 rounds: k to the end of round.

Heel-worked in short rows

Row 1: Knit from peg 1 to peg 15. Wrap and Turn (W&T) on peg 16.

Row 2: Knit from peg 15 to peg 2. W&T on peg 1.

Row 3: Knit from peg 2 to peg 14. W&T on peg 15.

Row 4: Knit from peg 14 to peg 3. W&T on peg 2.

Row 5: Knit from peg 3 to peg 13. W&T on peg 14.

Row 6: Knit from peg 13 to peg 4. W&T on peg 3.

Row 7: Knit from peg 4 to peg 12. W&T on peg 13.

Row 8: Knit from peg 12 to peg 5. W&T on peg 4.

Row 9: Knit from peg 5 to peg 11. W&T on peg 12.

Row 10: Knit from peg 11 to 6. W&T on peg 5.

Row 11: Knit from peg 6 to peg 10. W&T peg 11.

Row 12: Knit from peg 10 to peg 5. W&T peg 4 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 13: Knit from peg 5 to 11. W&T peg 12 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 14: Knit from peg 11 to 4. W&T peg 3 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).  

Row 15: Knit from peg 4 to 12. W&T peg 13 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 16: Knit from peg 12 to 3. W&T peg 2 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 17: Knit from peg 3 to 13. W&T peg 14 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 18: Knit from peg 13 to 3. W&T peg 2(there will now be a double wrap on this peg).  

Row 19: Knit from peg 3 to 14. W&T peg 15 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg)..

Row 20: Knit from peg 14 to 2. W&T peg 2 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 21: Knit from peg 2 to 15. W&T peg 16 (there will now be a double wrap on this peg).

Row 22: Knit from peg 15 to 1. W&T peg 32 .

End of Heel—from this point on, begin working in the round (peg 32 and peg 16 will have extra loops on them, treat all the loops on these two pegs as one loop).

Next 30 rounds: k to the end of the round.

Bind off with gather removal method.

Weave ends in. Block lightly.

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