Hear ye, hear ye! Calling all loom knitters in the land!
Gather your supplies as we are going to embark on our very first loom-a-long! But it is not just any loom-a-long, we will be focusing for the entire month of May on SOCKS! We will be following the Double Woven Sock Pattern.
Although the pattern was written for the All-n-One knitting loom, I will be able to help you to adapt it to the Sock Loom, so this is a great chance to see how to adapt a pattern made for one sock loom and create it on another sock loom with a different gauge.
What you will need:
Loom: All-n-One Knitting Loom or the Sock Loom
Yarn: If using the All-n-One Knitting Loom, you will need 150-180 yards of worsted weight yarn. If using the Sock Loom, I recommend obtaining about 350 yards of fingering weight sock yarn.
Tools: tapestry needle, 2 double pointed knitting needles in a either a size 8 (if using worsted weight yarn) or a size 2 (if using fingering weight yarn).
The loom-a-long will start on May 1st, we will break up the pattern into 7 sections: Swatch for your Loom: this is the day when we will focus on adapting the pattern to different size looms, calculating peg numbers and length of the sole, Cuff, Leg, Heel, Sole, Toe, Closing the Toe.
22 thoughts on “Socks Loom-a-long”
I can’t wait for the sock along… my sock loom has been sitting being lonely for about 6 months now 🙂
I shared this on my facebook and twitter acounts as well – 11 points for me so far 🙂
I’ve had my sock loom since it first came out. Now I can learn how to use it. Thanks for having the knit along. Please let me know how it will work. Time etc.
Nothing in your instructions talks about what to do if you find you have dropped a stitch. Is there a way to pick it up or must you simply start over the entire sock? Your instructions assume that nobody messes up. HELP!
If you drop a stitch, very carefully, you will need to pick it up. You will need a crochet hook. I have a video that demonstrates how to pick up a dropped stitch. The link is here: http://youtu.be/YyZcAx5dLfo. If you cannot pick up the dropped stitch, the other option is to unravel the knitting until you reach the point where you lost your stitch. To make the latter easier, I suggest locating the row below the stitch you dropped and passing a piece of scrap yarn through each and every stitch, in this way you do not lose any more stitches as you unravel. Once you have unraveled to the point where the scrap yarn is located, it is simply a matter of putting the stitches back on the loom.
This will be several firsts for me–first time for a knit-along, first time knitting socks, and first time using my sock loom. I have several questions, which I hope aren’t too dumb:
1–What instructions is Judy talking about? I thought the knit-along hadn’t started yet.
2–Will I need any type of elasticized yarn for the upper part of the sock?
3–What are the points used for?
I’m excited to do this. 🙂
Cant wait for this as I am a few problems getting my first sock made
Bring it on. I am looking forward to the sock along. 🙂
I have looked everywhere. If you are doing a baby sock on the sock board…how many pegs would you use?
It depends on the size of the baby. Do you know the gauge you get on the loom with the yarn you want to use? If you have that number, I can help you out.
Where and when will we get instructions? I have never used my sock loom. I really want to learn how
This sounds like fun! I’ll be following along for sure.
I can’t wait for the “socks-a-along” to start on may 1st. I have my sock loom and fingering yarn ready. This will help me on my start at making socks on the loom. Thanks for offering this.
What time does the knit along start. Really anxious
So I bought the KB Sock Loom, bought the sock yarn and tried to follow the DVD. However after casting on the required number of stitches, I then decided that I would knit my socks in the ‘Flat Stitch’ as I liked the way this looked – but I’m finding it soooooooooo difficult to pick up the stitch and put it over the top of my working yarn, what am I doing wrong? PLEASE HELP!!!!!
I found that hard too until i watched vidio again closely i noticed its important to keep point of hook down when beginning to hook loop. Hope this helped…tena
Which sock pattern are we using? Jackie
We are using the Double Woven Socks. The link is on the sidebar.
Thanks Tena for the great feedback. I will keep this in mind when others ask. Thank you, thank you!
I just found your class on socks. I have both a sock loom and an all-in-one loom. Will you be offering this class again or any other classes on the AIO loom?
Oops…just realized my email printed incorrectly. Should be email@example.com (not .comq).
Is it possible to have this series repeated? I just got my All-in-One and a sock loom and am excited to try them out.
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