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
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.
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.
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.
Heel. This is called the “short row method“ because you use
only 1/2of 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.
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
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.