Tuesday, March 10, 2009

First Sock Off The Loom




my first loom sock, the efg extra fine gauge wonder sock loom, it is adjustable so you can knit all sizes of socks from a baby sock to 96 stitches. I used 64 stitches and the Cascading Leaves Sock pattern that I wrote. I used a short row heel with double wrap at end of rows. I made short tops as I was unsure of the Regia Yarn on the new loom. Gauge was 9 stitches and 12-13 rows per inch. Unbelievable with a loom!! Sam makes these and they are the finest wood crafting I have seen in many years. If you never knit a sock but love wood you got to see them!
I took the first sock off of the loom and put it on dpn size 0 to finish the end and the toe because I am not good yet at seeing how long to make the sock to fit feet while it is still on the loom. I figured this would be easier for me. After I finish one I can count rows and then know approximately how long to make them before a on the loom short row toe.
and that top left pic, that is the box my loom came in. the post office had a tragedy with it at the air port they say. it came in a plastic cover with a apology on it. boy am i lucky dalooms wraps it good inside the box because the box died in delivery!!

6 comments:

Jane said...

An enviable sock there too! Great stuff here Jeanie, always a pleasure to look in on.

Robin said...

Very cool! I like that pattern.

Maggie said...

Looks like fun and I like the loom too..maybe some day I will have the attic studio done and can set up a loom too...

Anonymous said...

Hi
I had a question about the sock loom.

How would you compare the time it takes to complete a sock on the wonderloom, etc, as compared to a relatively fast handknitter, using 4 double ended needles? (using the same amount of stitches/yarn weight, etc)
I know that might not be a fair or easy question to answer, but if you could give a me an "educated guess" I would really appreciate it.

JeanTownsend said...

because i am used to knitting with needles i think they go quicker. can you use the loom ? YES. i think it works best if you know what size you need and buy the round loom from that place. the adjustable is very tricky right where the slider goes back and forth. the stitches inside that area are a touch hard to reach for me. i bought a round loom and way prefer it. i still like doing my toes on needles. with the loom your sock is stretched sideways. no idea to really gauge how long it is yet. so i took mine off the loom, onto needles, finished toes that way. you can make a sock in a couple days with those looms. it is simple. flick flick flick the stitches up and over. if you never used a loom i strongly suggest going to walmart, buying a inexpensive larger gauge loom and trying it out. perhaps make a hat. then if you like it go for it. you cant beat these little looms for workmanship and quality and price.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the very helpful review