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Friday, April 08, 2011

Loom Knitting Socks

The striped "sample" is my needle knit sock that was given me by my friend. The autumn colored "sample" is a swatch that I knitted on my sock loom. I don't know about you but I think I have achieved success!

I bought the book "Loom Knitting Socks: A Beginner's Guide to Knitting Socks on a Loom" by Isela Phelps recently and read the technical part of the book. I am using a loom made by her husband in 2006 but just now got around to using it. These looms are sold on DA Looms but no longer by the Phelps.

There are 4 ways to make a knit stitch on the loom and my goal was to get the same gauge and look as my hand knitted socks. 3 of the 4 stitches look just like those in my sock but I definately have a preference as to ease of creation and the tension of the completed stitch. Now I just need to figure out how many pegs I need to get my size sock and I think I will embark on my first pair of loom knit socks!!


ShinyNewThing said...

I recognise those socks! Looking good!

rubyslipperz said...

Which sock loom did you use? the circle one of the rectangle with the rounded edges? Do you knit socks with circle and/or double ptd needles too?


Moira said...

Hmmmm, we've got a sock loom at work might have to consider getting it since your sample looks so great!