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!!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

cascading leaves on a sock loom

cascading leaves using efg sock loom getting over 8 stitches to the inch.
this is the efg extra fine gauge sock loom from DALooms
top pic is the short row heel. look how dense the fabric is, no holes there!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Cascading Leaves , another pair finished.

this pair is knitted on size 1 dpn from knitpics. using a skinny regia yarn. gauge for this pair was 9 stitches and 12 rows per inch. cast on 64 stitches. made for someone special that wears a size 8 1/2 narrow shoe. I sure hope they fit!!