knitting loom

KNIFTY KNITTER
SOCKS
PATTERN SOURCE:

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These socks fit an average adult foot, and are easy to make! Since KK's require bulky yarn, these are more like slippers than socks. Put little silicone glue or stretchy washable fabric glue dots on the bottom to prevent slipping.

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Knifty Knitter Socks

YOU WILL NEED:
Blue 24-peg KK loom
Pick and darning needle
150 - 250 grams of bulky yarn

Yarn amount varies with foot size & cuff length. One 5 oz. ball of Wool Ease Thick-n-Quick will make the 10-inch long pair shown here. An excellent wool/alpaca blend is 2 balls of Jay by Goddess Yarns. For narrow feet, or for a child, try a tight flat stitch every few or all stitches, or use a feltable wool yarn, and knit your slipper about 20-30% longer, since it will shrink lenthwise after felting, and about 10-15% in width.

ABBREVIATIONS
e-wrap:
standard peg wrapping method as described in the instruction pamphlet
short row: wrapping and knitting a partial number of pegs in the round

CUFF:  For above socks, e-wrap 10 rows, then make a hat brim as shown in the KK instructions.  Ribbing is also a nice cuff that fits more snugly around the ankle, especially when a longer leg portion is desired.

ANKLE:  E-wrap 5 rows (as above) or more rows if you like longer socks.

HEEL FLAP:  Make 4 short rows, by e-wrapping pegs 1 thru 12 back and forth, using the 1st & 12th pegs as  turning pegs (do not wrap a second loop on those pegs when they are the first peg to wrap in a row), just like in the KK booklet for flat panels.

Your sock should now look like the photo.

 

TURN HEEL:  Your free yarn should be at peg 1.  Now take the loop on peg 12, and place it on peg 11.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 11, and knit those pegs as usual.

With free yarn now at peg 11, take the loop on peg 1 and place it on peg 2.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 2, and knit them as usual.

With free yarn now at peg 2, take the loop on peg 11 and place it on peg 10.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 10, and knit them as usual.
 

With free yarn now at peg 10, take the loop on peg 2 and place it on peg 3.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 3, and knit them as usual.

With free yarn now at peg 3, take the loop on peg 10 and place it on peg 9.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 9, and knit them as usual.

With free yarn now at peg 9, take the loop on peg 3 and place it on peg 4.  These will count as 1 loop.  Now e-wrap your yarn to peg 4, and knit them as usual.

Your sock should look like the photo.
 

You will have 3 open pegs on each side of your heel.  Reach inside the loom, and evenly distribute the stitches along the edge of the heel, placing them onto the empty pegs, including 1 peg on either side of the empty pegs 4, 9, 13, and 24 which will now have 2 loops to knit off as 1 loop.

Photo shows how your knitting should looks once the left side of the heel stitches are placed onto the loom.

Peg 4 is now the beginning peg.  You can return using peg 1 as your beginning peg, if you like, by simply knitting your first round to peg 1 only, then continue knitting in the round until you reach your desired foot length.

Remove by sewing yarn through each peg's loop, and draw up tightly and tie.

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