Posts from the ‘Loom Knitting’ Category

My sock looms

I finished making my sons socks last night, and glued all the loose pegs on my looms. I’ve used them so much, I had worked five pegs loose. There were three that were coming out on my extra fine gauge, and while I was making my sons new socks I discovered that two on my fine gauge kept trying to come out. I had already tried to fix the pegs with super glue but that only worked for a little while. I told my husband about it and he bought me some two part apoxie. He says it works really well. He used it a lot at a place he used to work, but its messy. It says it works on wood and metal, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed. I wont be able to use the looms until tonight because I have to let it set for 24 hours.
 
Here is a picture of the socks I made. I finally figured out how to do the kitchener stitch to close the tow. It took three socks before I got it right. so one of my sons socks has a ridge going across the tow and not the other one. LOL! at least its the tow and not some where more visible.
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More Socks

I just started another pair of socks for my son last night. He picked out some really nice yarn for them. It’s a super soft cotton blend made by Bernat I still haven’t finished the pair of socks I was making for my self though. (I only have one completed) I’ve been having trouble with my extra fine gauge sock loom. A couple of the pegs have come loose, and will come out if I’m not carfule. (that really slows me down a lot) I’ve tryed glueing them, and they will stay for a little while, but they eventually come loose again. I need to try some different types of glue I guess. Since I make my sons socks on my fine gauge and not my extra fine gauge, I should be able to complete his pretty quick. (I hope) His home made socks are his favorite to ware, so I would like for him to have a good supply of them.
 
 

Bobbles the Sheep

I finished another dishcloth. This one is called bobbles the sheep. This was the first time I’ve done the bobble stitch on a knitting loom. If you would like to make one for your self, click here for the pattern. If you don’t know how to make bobbles on a knitting loom, Decor Accents has a wonderful free instructional mini video. To see it just click here.

Feature Photo

My dishcloth is the feature photo on the looming Dishcloth group I belong to! I thought that was just so cool!
I don’t know how long it’s going to be the feature photo, but I’m enjoying it while it’s there.

Basket Weave Stitch

I’ve started doing loom knitted dishcloths so I can practice stitches and texture. I just finished one using the basket weave stitch. I’ve done this stitch before with crochet, but this is the first time I’ve tried it on a knitting loom. I had to frog it a few times before I finally got it, but I did eventually get it. I put it in the scanner instead of taking a picture of it. It seams to show the stitches a little better doing it that way.

Hobby Lobby had a sale

I just joined a loom knitting dishcloth group, and I needed some cotton yarn. So I went to hobby lobby yesterday to get some. I figured I could afford 3 or 4 balls, but when I got there they were having a sale! I was able to get 10 pretty balls of yarn! They also had a knitting board for WAY CHEEP and I picked up a few yarn needles! Money is really tight right now, and it was nice to be able to get so much and still stay within my budget.
 
I posted a picture of my goodies so you can see.

New removal method

I’m really excited to try out a new discovery! A lady posted in one of the loom knitting groups I belong to, that she really liked reading every ones blogs, and thought she would give it a try. So I went to take a look, and I’m sooo glad I did. On her blog she has posted the type of removal method she used for doing socks.
 
Normally I use a zig zag method to remove the sock from the loom and close the sock toe. (where you use a needle and some yarn and zig zag from peg to peg across the loom) I haven’t been all that thrilled about this way of doing it, but it’s the only way I knew of. With this new way, (Kitchener Stitch ) you use two knitting needles to remove the sock off the loom, then you make the closure off the needles. This way uses a LOT less yarn, and gives a much nicer finished product! After watching the movie (click on Kitchener stitch above and scroll down to see the movie) a few times through, I’m pretty sure I will be able to do it.