KB SOCK LOOM



This adjustable KB Sock Loom will allow you to
create all size socks from infant to men’s large, using all sock yarns.

The following instructions will assist you for knitting socks using a basic Flat Stitch (FS). Other options for stitches and cuffs will be explained in the KB Sock DVD.


You will need: KB Adjustable Sock Loom, Sock Loom knit hook, Soft measure tape, Large Sewing or Darning needle, and Sock yarn. 


Determining # of pegs:

First, you will want to determine how many pegs to cast on in order to create the correct size for your socks. With just a few measurements, you will have socks that really fit well.

How to determine the amount of stitches to Cast On:

Measure around the ball of your bare foot or widest part at base of toes, with foot resting on floor. Multiply the # of inches by the gauge of 7. Subtract approx. 15% of this total which
accounts for the negative give of the yarn. The resulting number is the number of pegs that should be used for your sock when using the Flat Stitch (FS).
If you get an uneven number, add 1 to arrive at correct number of pegs.

 

 

KB Sock Loom DVD

This DVD will teach you all the necessary techniques needed.

Cast On (placing the stitches on your board)

Cuffs (top edge of your sock) - Roll edge and Ribbed

Basic Stitches - 2 versions of Stockinette, the Knit Stitch
and the Flat Stitch, and the Purl Stitch

Shaping your Heel

Shaping the Toe

Bind Off (taking the sock off the loom)

Sewing the Toe (basic technique)

 

 

 

Instructions for Knitting your sock in Flat Stitch

Refer to DVD for techniques.

1. Cast-On your stitches. The cast-on means to put beginning stitches

on your loom. This will be the top edge of your sock. Your starting peg is the first peg on the stationary board adjacent to the slider. You will wrap from right to left working the slider pegs last.

2. Create cuff, if desired. Use combination of Knit and Purl stitches

to create a rib, otherwise you will have a basic rolled cuff. 

3. Knit Leg. Continue to knit in the round in Flat Stitch, until you have

desired length for this section of sock. This is the section from beginning top edge to heel. On adult socks, the average leg length is 6” to 7”. If you would like a longer or shorter leg, adjust the amount of rows worked.

4. Work Heel. This is called the “short row method“ because you use

only 1/2 of your total pegs being used for your sock. This is one long side and one short side. You will be working back and forth across this section of your loom to create a little cup or additional material to cover the heel of the foot. This entire technique is shown on DVD.

5. Knit Foot. First determine how long you want the foot to be.

Measure length of foot from back of heel to tip of toes. Subtract 2 from this resulting number. This is the total inches you should knit for the foot of sock.

6. Work Toe of Sock. You are now ready to create the toe of the sock.

This is worked the same as the heel. Repeat the entire procedure. 

7. Bind Off your stitches. This means to remove the sock from the

loom. This will be a basic bind off and will be followed by sewing the toe. Once you have completed the sock, cut the working
yarn leaving it long enough to sew the toe seam. This should be
approximately 12”. If you are using the 2 needle method, you will be removing sock with double pointed needles and sewing needle.

8. Sew your toe opening stitches together. Be sure that the sock is

lined up properly at toe for a smooth seam. Begin by picking up the working yarn and placing it on a sewing needle. Start
sewing at working yarn edge and pick up only very edge of each stitch on both sides of opening. Work the seam with a whip stitch across opening. Be sure to pick up only the single edge of each stitch. Once complete, work yarn tail into knitting by taking needle back through the completed seam. Cut yarn tail close to knitting.

Flat Stitch =      Stockinette Stitch that is a tighter,
            firmer stitch with less stretch

Knit Stitch =      Stockinette Stitch that is looser and
            has more stretch than Flat Stitch

Purl Stitch =      This is the reverse of Knit Stitch, with more
            texture, good for accents and/or ribbing

Completing your toe with Needle Option:

This needs 2 double pointed knitting needles, size 1. Remove first half of stitches onto 1 double pointed needle. Remove 2nd half of stitches and place on second double pointed needle. Be sure all loops are facing same direction on each needle. For example if you are using 30 pegs for your sock, place 1-15 on one needle and 16-30 on the second. Cut the working yarn with enough yarn for sewing across the opening, approximately 36”. Place on a large sewing needle. Use the needle and sewing yarn to pick up the loops on the needles alternating from one needle to the other. You are lacing the yarn through the stitches and securing each stitch as you work. When you get to the final loop, make a knot with the working yarn. Take the working yarn back through the seam
and cut yarn close to knitting.

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