LAL-Getting started

Alright, I think we got the numbers of pegs ironed out and we are ready to get this started! Yay!

Let me just quickly write down some numbers here for you, in case you didn’t see my comments in the comments section.

So let’s get ready to cast on our knitting loom, shall we! For the first part of the LAL, let’s do the first 10 rows.

Cast on INSERT NUMBER OF PEGS NECESSARY FOR YOUR FOOT, join to work in the round.

Rnds 1-4:k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 5: *yo, k2tog; rep from *  to the end of rnd.

Rnds 6-9: k to the end of rnd.

Rnd 10: Pick up cast on edge and place the loops back on the peg as if creating a brim. K to the end of rnd.

How to do round 5?

Move the loop from every odd number peg to the neighbor peg, loop from peg 1 to peg 2, loop from peg 3 to peg 4, loop from peg 5 to peg 6…to the end.

Then, you will e-wrap peg 1, knit peg 2, treating both loops on peg 2 as one loop. Continue in this form til the end of the round.

How to do round 10?

Find the cast on round (it is the first round you put on the loom), locate the first loop (it is right by the yarn tail), place that loop back up onto peg 1. Grab the next loop to it, place it onto peg 2, continue around until you have picked every loop from the cast on edge and it is sitting back on the loom. Each peg should have 2 loops on it. Knit the round.

Let’s get to this point and on Monday, we shall begin the leg portion of the sock.

Questions, concerns, just hit me in the comments below and I’ll answer in the comments for you.

Have a great weekend!

18 thoughts on “LAL-Getting started

  1. I didn’t see the comments. I’ll c o 36 sts from your chart, but I got 50 sts from measuring my foot. I don’t want to get behind. Jackie

  2. I’ve done my 10 rows on 36 sts. It looks small to me. I got 11sts 15 rows =2 “. My foot is 8.5” first I got 50 pegs and now go 46. I don’t want to go any further until I’m sure of how many cast ons I need. Jackie

  3. Jackie – 8.5 x (11/2) x 0.9 = 42.075
    You need to round this to the nearest multiple of 4 (40 or 44) for this pattern. I would round it down to 40 sts. I have the same stitch gauge as you, but a 9 1/4 foot measurement. I rounded down to 44 sts for my foot size. Hope this helps!

  4. Thanks Sharon. I’m going to start over. I don’t want to have socks I can’t wear. I appreciate your help. Jackie

  5. When you wrap every peg on rnd. 6, it will have 3on every other one and 1 on the others. How can you knit every st? I’m confused Sorry

  6. Went back and re-read the pattern. All straightened out. Have my 10 rows done. My only excuse is my age. I’m 80 and get confused sometimes

  7. Isela–
    Would it be possible for you to make a video of your knit stitch (skyf2) used in this pattern? I’m still not getting it right….drats!

    Thanks!! It’s so nice of you to share this lovely pattern with us!

  8. Isela,

    I have a question about the loom you use in your book: LOOM KNITTING SOCKS. I bought a set of round looms at my local Walmart that are made by Boye. Are they the same gauge as the KK that you use in your book? I know they are a larger gauge then the AKB sock loom, that i’m currently using to knit socks with. I was just wondering if they could be used to make the socks in your book.

    Thank you,
    Maxine

  9. I am finding that my knit stitch is coming out very uneven. I was wondering about trying a flat stitch instead. Are there any benefits of one over the other?

  10. Maxine,
    I don’t think they are the same gauge. The looms I used in that book are finer in gauge, those are considered extra fine gauge, the KB sock loom is a fine gauge loom. You can use the KB loom but you will need to adapt to the gauge given on the KB sock loom.

  11. Thank you Isela. Guess i didn’t read the part about which looms you used in making the socks. Looking at the photos, i thought you used the round ones, but further reading, i saw which ones you used.

  12. have just got sock knitting loom from authentic knitting and finding it sooo different from kk looms.cant seem to get a loose enough stitch to hook over,any help will be great.thanks

  13. Chris,
    Practice, practice, practice. The more you use the loom, the easier it will get and the stitches will become less tight as you get more comfortable with the loom.

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